Describe the issue or problem
I want to save the article title. The article title contains unicode, specifically “ → ”. Including these kinds of character in paper titles is increasingly common in our field, and I can’t see any serious arguments against doing so. When I enter the publication title in the Editorial workflow and click Save, only the text up to and excluding the first advanced character remains.
Steps I took leading up to the issue
- Go to an article’s title on the publication tab in the editorial workflow
- Adjust the title to “xxx → yyy”
- Click save
- Only “xxx” remains
What application are you using?
OJS itself is ready for advanced unicode, but your MySQL database and collation configuration may not be. Try searching this forum for
utf8mb4 and you’ll find a few related threads.
There will be two elements involved in converting your database over to supporting advanced unicode:
- Changing the
config.inc.php file to support the right character set and collation. The new settings will be:
collation = utf8mb4_unicode_ci
connection_charset = utf8mb4
- Converting your database; see e.g. this StackOverflow discussion.
Public Knowledge Project Team
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