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Mentioning with special characters

I have an user who uses special character in the name "Lä" i tried @La and the full name mentions doesn't pick it up.

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Reply #1
I'm not sure what we can do about that ... is it typical to translate ä => a and of course all of the other umlaut style characters.   If you had a keyboard capable of entering an ä then the mentions list should find them as normal. ... Maybe we could define the use of a wildcard character for a match any single character at a position?
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Sorry the terms look technical for me, as of now you suggest to change the character and work?

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Unless you can enter an ä with your keyboard, its not going to match.   

On my keyboard if I want the ä character, I have to hold down the left ALT key, then type in 0228 from my numpad, then release ALT .. You can try that and see if it works. 
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ä

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Thanks for the cool link, saved that PDF for future use … :)
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I figured I'd want it as HTML, on the basis that I'll be using it in a browser anyway, and I don't much like PDF's.

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Thongs! I love thongs! 


Oh, you said diphthongs. Nevermind. ;D

Seriously, mentions hate usernames with spaces as well. 

 

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Reply #8
Weeeeell... an option could be to "resurrect" an idea I proposed a while ago t ohave a "mention nick", mostly like twitter where you have the equivalent of a real name and an "@"something that can be used for @ someone that is simple ASCII letters only and no spaces, no punctuation, no "strange" things.
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