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Re: [EP-tech] Diacritics truncate input form fields

From: John Salter <J.Salter AT leeds.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:56:49 +0000


Hi Paolo,
I haven't noticed this on 3.3.10.

It's strange that it only happens sometimes - if it was all the time, I would 
check the encoding used for the database tables, and whether the 
EPrints->MySQL connection was using UTF8.

What encoding is the web page in?
Are there specific characters that break things (we do sometimes see issues 
with characters pasted from PDFs - like the 'fi' ligature - which isn't UTF-8 
encoded in the PDF, and is an invalid character to paste into the field).

Cheers,
John


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Sent: 21 December 2016 08:55
To: <eprints-tech AT ecs.soton.ac.uk> <eprints-tech AT 
ecs.soton.ac.uk>
Subject: [EP-tech] Diacritics truncate input form fields

Dear all,

we are on eprints 3.3.10.
We noticed that sometimes input form fields with diacritics are truncated after 

form saving.
The effect is :
a) I'm modifying a field of a record.
b) when i click on save, the record is updated but ALL record fields with 
diacritics are truncated exactly before the first diacritic, also if they are 
not modified.
Obviously this weird problems happens only sometimes: It happened to me 
yesterday on a record, i recovered it from backup (batch import), i modified 
again the same record, and the second time all went well ...

Anyone has noticed this problem ?


Best regards,
Paolo Tealdi




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