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[EP-tech] Eprints-Elements and the "ę"



Hi John,

It was mostly trial and error using the pointers you gave me the first time
I had upload trouble (upload a plain text file with a simple filename etc).
It let me upload it with me as the author which is when I looked towards
the "special" characters.

I've just done another upload on Test straight to EPrints (going around
Elements and RT1/Crosswalks) including the author with special characters.
It turns out there's both an "?" and a "?" (I thought it was an L, but it
has a wiggle through the middle). Both letters by themselves cause the
error (e.g. remove the ? it still happens, remove the ? it still happens,
remove both and it's fine).

The upload straight to EPrints didn't work. When I clicked next it gave me
the error below (not sure how this mailing list handles images). When I
exchanged the characters for their more typical counterparts it went on
without issue.

[image: image.png]

I'm not an expert, but I suspect now that this may be more a server issue
than specifically EPrints as I would expect EPrints to refuse to save it or
give me an EPrints-style warning.

Thanks,
James

On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 12:55 PM John Salter <J.Salter at leeds.ac.uk> wrote:

> Hi James,
>
> If you add a record directly to EPrints, and use the character ? in a name
> (or other field), does it save OK?
>
> I've just tried on a 3.3.10 install, and it seems to handle this without
> any issues - which might point to the issue being elsewhere.
>
>
>
> Is there anything in the error logs regarding this - or was it a
> trial-and-error approach to find the cause of the problems?
>
>
>
> Cheers,
>
> John
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk [mailto:
> eprints-tech-bounces at ecs.soton.ac.uk] *On Behalf Of *James Kerwin via
> Eprints-tech
> *Sent:* 13 November 2018 12:16
> *To:* eprints-tech at ecs.soton.ac.uk
> *Subject:* [EP-tech] Eprints-Elements and the "?"
>
>
>
> Hi all,
>
>
>
> We have Elements and EPrints. Recently an article couldn't be uploaded to
> EPrints from Elements. After a fair bit of messing around, I've worked out
> the letter "*?" *is preventing the file upload (I removed the author with
> this letter and the file went on without a problem).
>
>
>
> Unfortunately, this means the problem is with EPrints. Does anybody know
> of a straight-forward way of getting this to work without necessarily
> changing the spelling of the author's name?
>
>
>
> I found this which I think might be my answer, but we're using 3.3.14 so
> maybe there is another solution?
>
>
>
> https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.eprints.org%2Fw%2FFix_for_better_UTF8_support&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Cf899453fc66a4d2184c908d649702a90%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=OnCnPQuvamBx7i8AAlT1mzx3yaWfQT593Rf6fzuXknA%3D&amp;reserved=0
> <https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwiki.eprints.org%2Fw%2FFix_for_better_UTF8_support&amp;data=01%7C01%7Ceprints-tech%40ecs.soton.ac.uk%7Cf899453fc66a4d2184c908d649702a90%7C4a5378f929f44d3ebe89669d03ada9d8%7C1&amp;sdata=OnCnPQuvamBx7i8AAlT1mzx3yaWfQT593Rf6fzuXknA%3D&amp;reserved=0>
>
>
>
> All advice and guidance greatly appreciated as ever!
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> James
>
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