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Username: which characters permitted? (3 posts)

  1. cinemaminima
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Which characters are permitted for usernames? While "janesmith" is OK, is ...

    "jane.smith"?

    "jane_smith"?

    "jane-smith"?

    and what about accents:

    "andrémézière"?

    I would be grateful for any help, thanks!

    A U S T I N .

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    how bout you try for yourself and see what youre allowed to do? :)

    http://www.yourblog.org/wp-admin/users.php

    Look at the bottom.

  3. cinemaminima
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Dear "whooami": Although I appreciate your taking the time to comment, I regret that your response is not, in my opinion, a helpful one, since -- as the administrator of a blog with many users -- I cannot know, or predict, which characters a prospective user might attempt to use when attempting to register.

    And -- given the profusion of operating systems, character sets, human languages, keyboards, etc., which are available to users all over the world -- it would impractical for one person to experiment to discover all possible characters.

    Especially since -- WordPress being a computer program -- there is almost certainly a simple rule, albeit undocumented, which would answer this question.

    Although you and I do not know the rule, I expect that some more savvy user of WordPress will know the rule. I hope that person will take the time to respond to this query.

    A U S T I N .

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