limited characters in tags/titles? I put some uncommon non-ASCII characters in the title of a recent post on AskMe, and the address bar and tag links are kinda busted. [more inside]
posted by dkg
on Oct 10, 2008 -
I won't argue the removal of the ascii art, but it wasn't all that bad, was it? (RE
I won't do it again, anyway.
posted by Kickstart70
on Nov 30, 2006 -
A boring, very minor quibble with a view to absolute perfection: accent xenophobia continues to run rampant in MetaFilter's and MetaTalk's posting boxes. [More inside.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Jan 28, 2004 -
I don't know if this question is acceptable for this section, but I really am curious - what I am doing wrong ?
I have prepared a post for Metafilter (my first), and while it displays perfectly on preview, when I post it a not-so-nice error appears. Could anyone help, please ?
posted by Masi
on Dec 9, 2003 -
The other day I posted a sentence including the Greek letter pi. This appeared as the Greek letter on preview but came out as a couple of question marks in the actual post. Today a post by languagehat included some Kanji characters and a bit later in the thread he says, darn it, ...those characters looked fine on preview
. Can someone explain the difference between preview and live posting when it comes to special characters? Thanks!
posted by jfuller
on Nov 25, 2003 -
Spell check problem - if the text being checked has character entity sequences >
when spell check completes they will be replaced in the textarea with greater-than or less-than signs. My browser is: Mozilla 1.1 -- Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826.
posted by chipr
on Sep 20, 2002 -
I'm seeing these ? everywhere. It's maddening for those who post them (when they go unseen in the preview), and makes reading difficult
. Is there anything that can be done about this? I don't just mean a programming solution, but what is it, specifically, that the users are doing which causes this?
posted by insomnyuk
on Aug 1, 2002 -
I was gonna post a link in MeFi and wanted to have my post contain a few chinese characters. . .believe me this would have been a laugh riot. I pasted in some Chinese and they came out as question marks on the preview so I decided that it would not have been THAT funny after all.
Is there something intrinsic in the MeFi servers that prevent non-English characters, or do I just need to try harder?
posted by Danf
on Apr 25, 2002 -