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Special Characters in names

Allow for special characters in names. Example: Téa. Váquéz, Garciá, Zöe, Eleña, etc.

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Karen Gabriel shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
under review  ·  Jeffery Post responded  · 

The DPI Customer Services Team has submitted a project request to the planning team for analysis.

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  • Kari Alvarado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Wonderful! Thank you for "hearing" us! What happens after the project request is analyzed?

  • Jen Schrab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Special Characters in names needs to happen. It is part of an identifier, and being able to properly write a student's name shows respect.

  • Kari Alvarado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you for your reply, Jeffery Post. I am checking with my district IT department to see if this is possible in Infinite Campus.

  • AdminJeffery Post (Customer Services Manager, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The tricky part is that some Schools support this character and others do not. so dpi would need to come up with an approach to allow for schools to send them while maintaining the ability for schools that do not have accent character support to find and not duplicate existing WISEid number using only none accented characters.

    One idea would be for WISEid to store two versions of names, one with the accented characters and one without. (The Other Names field could probably do this).
    a procedure like to one provided here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/18123501/replacing-accented-characters-with-plain-ascii-ones

    would need to be used when a name is uploaded or added to w WISEid record to automatically create a non-accented version of the name

  • Kari Alvarado commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Thank you Karen for suggesting this! It's crucial to maintain the identities of students by correctly recording their names.

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