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    Posted: 05 Jun 2019 at 4:32am
Hi there,

I have this account here at the Forum, but it does not allow me to log on to the main site (to post a review, for instance). Do I need to create a separate account?

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It's the same account but the main site can act irregularly when a user name has non standard characters in it (such as your's having an í instead of an i). Try changing your username on the forum to use a standard i and then try again. If that doesn't work get back to me. 
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Hi adg211288,

*í* is character number 237 in the ANSI table, it is a standard character. I would hope for MMA to be more culturally inclusive. 

I checked in the Edit Profile menu, it does not allow me to change the user name. Some years back I had a similar issue at ProgArchives (perhaps you share the same code base?). About 2 years ago the problem went away after an update to the web site.

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The standard ASCII code set only includes up to number 127. Anything after that on the ANSI table is from the extended character set and so is not standard. It is nothing to do with being 'culturally inclusive' as you put it because we're talking about technological standards. While I do agree it would be better if the site was designed to use the extended set, unfortunately it is not. 

Regarding changing your username, I can set this up for you, with your go ahead. If I do, you may need to log-in to the forum again afterwards. 
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Please change my user name, if you think that solves the issue.

To your first comment: you seem to be referring to the old ASCII 7-bit character set defined in the 1960s by ASA, which was an American standard and was never adopted internationally. The international standard currently denoted with ANSI is ISO-8859, which is an 8-bit character set that naturally includes the character *í*. 

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I'm not about to argue what counts as standard and what does not. The hard fact of the matter is that this site doesn't like characters with acutes or similar and also has problems with other alphabets (such as Cyrillic) - at least other users have had this problem in the past and changing their usernames has solved the issue. I have changed yours now, if it doesn't work then please get back to me and I'll try to find out what's really going on. 
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