[wp-testers] Swedish letters and domain names
gaarai at gaarai.com
Mon Mar 16 19:00:20 GMT 2009
This brings up a very good topic for the future: support for UTF-8 and
Unicode characters in regex with PHP.
I have experience running dedicated CentOS 5.2 servers and shared
(Hostgator, GoDaddy, etc) servers. None of these platforms, which is
representative of a non-trivial number of server configurations out
there, have support for Unicode properties in PCRE. This means that none
of these platforms can support UTF-8 or other Unicode characters in
regular expressions by default. For full details on the matter, see my
blog post on the topic: http://tinyurl.com/dks2te
As far as the topic goes, does anyone have any information on whether or
not the lack of Unicode support in regex would cause problems?
Mattias Tengblad wrote:
> Swedish letters åäö in WordPress URL? I doesn't seems to work at all.
> This is kind of a blocker to Swedish users as it's getting more
> popular everyday to use åäö in domain names. The same thing is bugging
> many of the Swedish users for the user name, you can't use the Swedish
> letters there either. Any tickets on this or should I create them?
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