Special Characters

By default, the name parameters (firstName, middleName, lastName):

  • Accept only letters, spaces, single quotes and hyphens
  • Do not accept diacritics such as tildes, umlauts and accents

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

International characters

International characters are Latin letters with diacritics such as accent marks, umlauts, and tildes. The Program API does not currently support international characters; however, they will be supported in the future. When a string that contains a diacritical mark is entered, either the letter is dropped (México becomes Mxico) or an error is returned.