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Accented & Non-ASCII Characters Now Supported

As of July 1, 2022 the dharmamatch site now supports accented and non-ASCII characters in text fields across the site.

Up until this point, while we had active users in over 65 countries worldwide, users in non-English speaking countries would often find that only non-accented, English-based ASCII characters would render best on the site.

We are happy to announce that we now support the full UTF8 (mb4) character set, which means full international text and emoji support (text currently only renders left to right). So, an About Me description as follows renders perfectly fine:

screenshot showing foreign and accented characters

Accented, foreign, and emoji characters now render properly in the following fields:

  • About Me
  • Headline
  • Other Long Text Fields

Accented characters are now also supported in screen names.

Any Feedback For Us?

Please use this email address to give us feedback on this functionality, or any other feedback you have for us. Please include your screen name if you are experiencing difficulty with the site to help us track down the issue. While we cannot guarantee it will happen every time, many of the suggestions from our members do end up becoming features/changes on the site. We want to hear from you!

Namaste,
The dharmaMatch Product Team

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