Develop Support for Non-English Script
Currently our website rosters and the mailings we send do not support non-English scripts. Our members would like for their names, written in their native languages, to display correctly.
More information from Super Volunteer Ananth Maniam:
When participants Sign up for my trip and on mailers sent to my home and when leaders email back to me. My contact name comes like below
Ananth Maniam (??????? ??????)
This is because the (?????? ?????) are supposed to be my native script
Ananth Maniam (ஆனந்த் மணியம்)
This feature sometime works when I print roster - It works, it doesn't work when participants get their registration emails for trips - or when the Mountaineers mail something to me and the envelope has (??????? ??????)
Is this something you can take it up as a feature request. As I've been working with a lot of my Non-English friends to be proud of their language and have it in the Mountaineers website as well - as a part of the Inclusivity work in the Mountaineers and overall
We would very much like to implement this, and right now technical constraints make it nearly impossible. Most platforms require its owners to choose a single language (keyboard layout), for which we were required to choose English for our website (which operates on a Plone Platform). Right now, in some places, non-English text is supported, but it varies and we do not have control. The biggest issue is when we export things to our Salesforce CRM, which translates everything as plain text and thus only accepts English characters. Until our platforms are updated more broadly to accept more than one keyboard, we’re stuck with using the U.S. English language/layout. In the meantime, we encourage you to use the Bio field in your profile to celebrate your culture, heritage, or history.