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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#3322 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Problems with non latin characters in user names

Reported by: sotirios Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.0.5
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Hi guys. I reported following problem in the support forum and people suggested i report it as a bug.

The problem: user names in my blog were all in greek. I didnt have a problem, until now.

But the last months (possibly after an upgrade to wordpress 2) whenever i try to change a user's profile i get a silly message

ERROR: This username is invalid. Please enter a valid username.

Can anyone help?

Change History (3)

#1 @Viper007Bond
12 years ago

  • Milestone set to 2.1
  • Version set to 2.0.5

Usernames need to be A-Z and 0-9 plus a couple other standard characters I think like - and _. This is for code and other reasons to ensure one can login no matter the charset and things like that (stubs too).

Display names exist so that you can show users in a different way with whatever characters you want.

However, the change profile page probably shouldn't check the username since the field is disabled and for backwards compatibility such as this.

#2 @matt
11 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

#3 @Nazgul
11 years ago

  • Milestone 2.1 deleted
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