Special Characters in names
Allow for special characters in names. Example: Téa. Váquéz, Garciá, Zöe, Eleña, etc.
The DPI Customer Services Team has submitted a project request to the planning team for analysis.
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Students have the right to have their names spelled correctly.
Jen Schrab commented
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.
Thank you for your reply, Jeffery Post. I am checking with my district IT department to see if this is possible in Infinite Campus.
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
Thank you Karen for suggesting this! It's crucial to maintain the identities of students by correctly recording their names.