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Author Topic: Character Limit on posts when using iPad?  (Read 52 times)

Offline Tiburon

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Character Limit on posts when using iPad?
« on: November 21, 2017, 12:48:22 pm »
Hey everyone,

Has anyone noticed that when creating a long post on an iPad there appears to be a character limit or bug that cuts off the text after a few hundred characters? It
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Re: Character Limit on posts when using iPad?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 12:49:49 pm »
OK, well... that wasn
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Re: Character Limit on posts when using iPad?
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 12:51:02 pm »
Lol... may have figured it out... an apostify cuts off the post for some reason... so avoid apostrophes??? Ha ha
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Re: Character Limit on posts when using iPad?
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2017, 03:06:05 pm »
I noticed it too when I tried posting something a couple weeks ago. I tried to use the degrees symbol on my macbook and it kept cutting off at that point.

I think if you try to use a character with the wrong encoding it does this. i.e. something other than UTF-8 or whatever the forum uses.

I don't own an iPad, but maybe something is up with a character encoding setting on either end?? Not sure ...
« Last Edit: November 21, 2017, 03:08:23 pm by Spencer »

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Re: Character Limit on posts when using iPad?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2017, 04:09:27 pm »
What's most likely the case is that Boyd never set up this forum site's SMF software to support UTF-8.  That's why characters such as the "right single" quotation mark, "left double" and "right double" quotation marks, and foreign characters such as the yen symbol and euro symbol are not supported and cause a cut-off when used.

The regular ASCII quotation mark and apostrophe are supported on this site, though.

If Boyd would like to support UTF-8 for this site, he can use this guide: https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/UTF-8_Readme#Why_would_I_need_UTF-8.3F.
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