Hi, I'm experimenting with Moodle for the very first time (using MoodleCloud), and the first thing I've run up against is that it doesn't like when I included the Mandarin spelling of my Chinese students along with their English names when I'm creating their User Account. Is there a workaround or plug-in of some sort, or do I just have to live with the alphanumeric only thing? Or could that be a feature request? Thanks! It's a minor thing, and I am SUPER psyched to be learning Moodle . ~Scotty Perey. "The Music Compass"
I would expect this to work in Moodle.
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What that is telling you is the simplified Chinese "characters" that you have included are not in the "font" unicode character set you are using for user names. In fact, if you look at the fonts available on your computer via a "Character map" application, (on Windows go to Start > Windows Accessories > Character map), you will not find any font that includes any Chinese characters. This seems to also apply to other languages that stuff multiple characters into the same space where we only stick one character. e.g. Korean The exception for unicode character sets putting some stuff in the same character space is things like accent marks.
Thanks, that's clear now: it should work if you enable Allow extended characters in usernames under Site administration ▸ Security ▸ Site security settings.