Special Characters

Personal name parameters

By default, the name parameters (firstName, middleName, lastName) accept only letters (including International characters, when enabled), spaces, single quotes, and hyphens.

To support an extended character set for the name parameters, the CNSCR provider parameter must be set.

Extended character set

CharacterDescription
.Period
,Comma
?Question mark
@At sign
&Ampersand
!Bang (exclamation point)
#Hash sign
~Tilde (standalone)
*Asterisk
;Semicolon
+Plus sign
0-9Numerals

businessName parameter

The businessName parameter supports these characters as well as the International characters, when enabled.

CharacterDescription
A-Z, a-zLetters
0-9Numbers
Spaces
-Hyphen
'Single quote
.Period
,Comma
?Question mark
#Hash sign
~Tilde (standalone)
*Asterisk
+Plus sign
@At sign
!Exclamation point
/Slash
( )Parentheses
_Underscore
;Semicolon
Closing single curly quote
&Ampersand must be URL-encoded: %26

International characters

International characters are Latin letters with diacritics such as accent marks, umlauts, and tildes. To use this character set, contact Galileo to enable it.

The Latin-9 ISO-8859-15 character set includes these characters:

á, é, í, ó, ú, Á, É, Í, Ó, Ú
à, è, ì, ò, ù, À, È, Ì, Ò, Ù
â, ê, î, ô, û, Â, Ê, Î, Ô, Û
ã, ñ, õ, Ã, Ñ, Õ
ä, ë, ï, ö, ü, ÿ, Ä, Ë, Ï, Ö, Ü, Ÿ
å, Å
ø, Ø
æ, Æ, œ, Œ, ß
ç, Ç
š, ž, Š, Ž
þ, ð, Þ, Ð 

The following parameters support the Latin-9 character set (ISO-8859-15). These parameters are found in multiple endpoints:

Name fields

firstName, middleName, lastName, businessName, merchantName, (location) name, beneficiaryFirstName, beneficiaryLastName, billerName, storeName

Address fields

address1, address2, shipToAddress1, shipToAddress2, billerAddress1, billerAddress2, storeAddress1, storeAddress2, city, shipToCity, billerCity, storeCity