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How to remove username validation?

Vanilla Forums won't allow Asian characters to be part of a username.

How can I remove this restriction/validation?

Any help is very much appreciated.

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  • hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator
    edited June 2014

    Welcome to the community!

    You can change the validation regular expression by adding the following to your /conf/config.php file.

    $Configuration['Garden']['User']['ValidationRegex] = '\p{L}';
    

    Change the right side to what ever you would like.

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  • ShadowdareShadowdare r_j MVP
    edited June 2014

    Add this in the /conf/config.php file (replace the right side to the following if the setting already exists):

    $Configuration['Garden']['User']['ValidationRegex'] = '\\d\\w_\\x{0800}-\\x{9fa5}';
    

    This allows alphanumeric input, underscores, and Chinese characters for registration.

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    djangonzhgtonight
  • Thank you for the quick response. Problem solved. :D

    @Shadowdare said:
    Add this in the /conf/config.php file (replace the right side to the following if the setting already exists):

    $Configuration['Garden']['User']['ValidationRegex'] = '\\d\\w_\\x{0800}-\\x{9fa5}';
    

    This allows alphanumeric input, underscores, and Chinese characters for registration.

  • R_JR_J Ex-Fanboy Munich Admin

    I guess you might face another problem soon: @mentions not working with all user name. Before you ask, I'd like to point you to the only universally useful addon I've ever written http://vanillaforums.org/addon/mentionsplus-plugin

    hgtonightdjangonz
  • Thanks for the reminder, R_J. @mentions now works like a breeze.

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