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Petition ID 4747: Can't use unicode characters in place descriptions or petitions
Submitted Wed, 14 Mar 18 04:37:33 +0000

If you try to use most unicode characters in a Place description, they just display as literal html escapes. This appears, on casual inspection, to also be the case in the petition system. For instance, if I try to type a box drawings heavy horizontal (U+2501) here:

━

I get "━".

Disturbingly, both the literal character here and the html escape preview as the correct U+2501 character. And, as documented in https://www.improbableisland.com/problem_report.php?op=chat&petitionid=4472, these unicode characters break in slightly different ways in chat.

As far as I can tell, this malady affects every character that isn't contained in Windows-1252, but that's just from a bit of poking around. I am currently using Windows, if that matters.

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