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[resolved] Please let us use usernames in our language! its UTF-8! (3 posts)

  1. rebetoselida
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi

    I migrated my users of a phpBB2 forum to WordPress after lots of hours and after all this enthusiasm, I realized that usernames in Greek are not supported. I surprised as it is also UTF8 !
    For example, I have two users as: (username/password) Κωστας/111111
    and κώστας/123123 . As you can see the two users are different as they have 2 different characters (κ/Κ and ω/ώ) and in UTF8 these are indeed 2 different characters.

    The strange thing is that when I enter Κωστας his password 111111 is not working, but password 123123 is working and the other user κώστας is logged in !!!

    Please could you help on this..?

  2. Hey there.

    This kind of thing needs escalating to WordPress in the trac as a request, we're volunteers in the forums.

    Perhaps a plugin like the following would help:

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-special-characters-in-usernames/

    For the trac, you might like to read the comments:

    https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3322
    https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/13162
    https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15248

    They're pretty old, maybe there is more chatter since either in the forums or on the trac so it would be worth searching through further before considering opening a ticket.

    Hopefully that plugin helps.

    Take care.

  3. rebetoselida
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank you Timothy for your quick and very detailed answer..

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