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Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« on: January 10, 2022, 04:16:46 pm »
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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2022, 10:23:58 pm »
dadada daadaadaa dadada Houston we lost our em-dash.
Reply from Houston: use two en-dashs

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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2022, 09:37:29 am »
Umm. What title? How are you entering an em-dash? What happens?
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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2022, 09:54:42 am »
Umm. What title? How are you entering an em-dash? What happens?
I tried for 15 minutes to get the following text entered into the original post...

Summary:
Can't enter "em-dash" in a post...

Details:
There's a problem with using certain types of dash characters in posts in the forum. If you try to add an "Em-dash", either in the title or the main body, the post will generate a database error.


from the bug report confirmation post)

I obviously failed!  The database error seemed to indicate I finally managed to get it added.  But it was wrong!

Does that help?

Em-dash was entered using the Character Map and copy/paste.

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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2022, 10:46:15 am »
Yes, that helps. This forum.

Means I can't help, but at least I know I can't help.
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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2022, 11:38:24 am »
Yes, that helps. This forum.

Means I can't help, but at least I know I can't help.
That's why I ALSO made the Bug report.   ;)

But it would help if anyone could confirm the behaviour...


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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2022, 01:59:03 am »
dash en-dash em-dash

and only dash is accepted. Neither subject nor this text here accepts any "non-ascii" dashes.

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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2022, 09:25:45 am »

dash en-dash em-dash

and only dash is accepted. Neither subject nor this text here accepts any "non-ascii" dashes.

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Thanks q,
It was my convention, in the past, to use the em-dash following the version number in titles.  Those posts are now corrupted.
See v16β – Purge of Element doesn’t “clean-up” after itself for example...

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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2022, 09:48:42 am »
Well, we probably all know that this forum is steam powered. From pig's dung in the dungeons of Bartertown.

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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2022, 11:20:47 pm »
Hmm lucky that Im mostly using Swedish language :) Here we often only use "hyphen" and its same char as "minus". 8)

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Re: Can't enter "em-dash" in title...
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2022, 12:25:21 am »
I'd suspect that there are more UTF chars causing trouble, not just the two hyphens.

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