Non-Latin alphabets now forbidden?

Discussion in 'Photo.net Site Help' started by jdm_von_weinberg, Jul 22, 2016.

  1. When I try to type or paste, for example, the Cyrillic name of a Soviet lens, the message is rejected.
    Is this true across the board, and why? I always thought it "added" value to have the original names for many terms, whether Cyrillic or Asian characters where 'foreign' searches might reveal them.
     
  2. Could it have something to do with security of the site (constant spamming pings, etc) ? Just a wild guess.
    Les
     
  3. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Recall that a few months ago there were a lot of Korean and other spams? I believe the admins added the limitations to Latin characters to block those spams.
     
  4. Many months ago I tried a test post using a lot of different languages. Many were Asian, Cyrillic, Arabic or Slavic. The post was rejected.
     
  5. I think it's a bad idea to forbid other alphabets. In other words . . .
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  6. Unicode support creates all sorts of problems on web-based forums like this. I've seen moderators/admins even on very technically sophisticated platforms pull the plug on unicode character sets after lots of creative misadventures.
     
  7. It's a trade-off. The number of users inconvenienced by not being able to post non-Latin type is much lower than the
    number of users inconvenienced by hundreds of spam messages filling the forums.
     
  8. one can see from the recent infestations on p.net, even roman characters can be abused.
    Many of the problems of P.net could be solved if no alphabetic characters or ideographic symbols were permitted at all.
     
  9. For French this seems still to be accepted.
    éé èè çç àà êâô
    Or Scandinavian languages:
    øø åå ää ææ
     
  10. I noticed that when I tried but managed to get away with Latin
    letters. Then someone followed up and reposted my words
    with Cyrillic letters so there is a way to do it. I will have to dig
    his name up or.maybe he will see it. I think it was James Danis
    or something like that.
     
  11. It is a bad idea to limit use of characters. Hope we are not reduced to this
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  12. Must have something to do with DT candidacy :)
     
  13. Unicode support creates all sorts of problems on web-based forums like this. I've seen moderators/admins even on very technically sophisticated platforms pull the plug on unicode character sets after lots of creative misadventures.

    It's a trade-off. The number of users inconvenienced by not being able to post non-Latin type is much lower than the number of users inconvenienced by hundreds of spam messages filling the forums.​
    While factually correct, there is another trade-off here, between a mindset that will deprive the community, and one that will enrich it, and that is ultimately a bigger problem in my opinion.
     
  14. ¿Qué pasa?
    Feliz año nuevo.​
    Just checking to see what happens with Spanish diacritical marks and letters. . . .
    --Lannie
     

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