bug in the system, telling me invalid charater in marriage location, which is nonsense

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Editing marriage location to accord with project standards, gives me this. 

Invalid characers in Marriage Location.

Edit Marriage Information

Edit details of the marriage between Jacques Guenette image and Louise Gromelin Laforme image here.

Marriage Date:   uncertain/approximate  certain/exact  before this date  after this date
Marriage Location:   uncertain  certain
WikiTree profile: Jacques Guenet
in WikiTree Tech by Danielle Liard G2G6 Pilot (411k points)
also giving me the same nonsense on his profile.
the program is refusing to recognize any letter with an accent, what the ..... ?!?!?!

3 Answers

+3 votes
 
Best answer

This is a new tech rule which was only implemented this afternoon.  It has nothing to do with Data Doctors.  Enough people have complained that I'm sure Ales, Jamie et al will hastily correct it! :)

by Ros Haywood G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Anonymous Kerr
didn't tag data doctors.  Very strange ''tech rule'', entirely counter-productive for international profiles.
The rule was meant to prevent certain invalid characters that cause data problems such as "<>" and double-quotes. This is just an unintended bug.
hope you get it fixed very fast, everything is at a standstill until it is.
partway there, the profile locations are now doable, the marriage locations still bug out.
+7 votes
I get the same error, all of a sudden. When I replace 'ä' with 'a' it works, but it is not correct. In Swedish those are different letters. This worked earlier today. Seems to affect only location fields, not names.
by Joakim Hardell G2G Crew (700 points)
+6 votes
I have the same problem with the German letters äöü and ß. I currently cannot work with any German profiles because every time I have to type "Preußen", it gives me "invalid character". And this error persists also when I change the language of the profile on German.
by Jelena Eckstädt G2G6 Pilot (795k points)

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