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

Hello again all,

I took a look at the Apache error log  and got a line appearing saying "Wide character in print at...".

Then a wise person let me know my problem and it was in the use of "uri_escape" and "uri_escape_utf8" in a script; just in case anybody has a similar problem.

So it is provisionally fixed.

Thanks for your time, advice and patience.


On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:29 PM Yuri via Eprints-tech <eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:
You should post the traceback error in the log.

Il 13/11/18 15:16, James Kerwin via Eprints-tech ha scritto:
> They're in the Author field. When this author has been included for
> other articles in the past those letters have been omitted.
> On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:04 PM John Salter <J.Salter@leeds.ac.uk
> <mailto:J.Salter@leeds.ac.uk>> wrote:
>     Are these characters in the filename, or in the author field for
>     the record to which the document is being uploaded?
>     *From:*James Kerwin [mailto:jkerwin2101@gmail.com
>     <mailto:jkerwin2101@gmail.com>]
>     *Sent:* 13 November 2018 13:59
>     *To:* John Salter <J.Salter@leeds.ac.uk <mailto:J.Salter@leeds.ac.uk>>
>     *Cc:* eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
>     <mailto:eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>     *Subject:* Re: [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 "ę" and a "ł" (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 ę it still
>     happens, remove the ł 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.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@leeds.ac.uk
>     <mailto:J.Salter@leeds.ac.uk>> wrote:
>         Hi James,
>         If you add a record directly to EPrints, and use the character
>         ę 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@ecs.soton.ac.uk
>         <mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>         [mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk
>         <mailto:eprints-tech-bounces@ecs.soton.ac.uk>] *On Behalf Of
>         *James Kerwin via Eprints-tech
>         *Sent:* 13 November 2018 12:16
>         *To:* eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk
>         <mailto:eprints-tech@ecs.soton.ac.uk>
>         *Subject:* [EP-tech] Eprints-Elements and the "ę"
>         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 "/ę" /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="">
>         <
>         All advice and guidance greatly appreciated as ever!
>         Thanks,
>         James
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