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No UNICODE support for selecting radio buttons / value list

Question asked by jeutzsch on Sep 17, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2012 by disabled_ntaylor

Summary

No UNICODE support for selecting radio buttons / value list

Product

FileMaker Pro

Version

12.0v2

Operating system version

Mac OS 10.7.4

Description of the issue

Non-standard unicode characters are treated as the standard characters they are based on (instead of the actual character they should be) when selected in a radio button field based on a value list.

Steps to reproduce the problem

A text field is created and designated 'unicode' for indexing.

A value list is created for the data for this field containing non-standard (i.e., not English) characters. as an example:

value 1: á
value 2: a
value 3: ä

In a layout, data in the relevant field is displayed using radio buttons reflecting this value list:
o á
o a
o ä

Expected result

when the user clicks 'á', the 'á' button is selected.
when the user clicks 'a', the 'a' button is selected.
when the user clicks 'ä', the 'ä' button is selected.

Actual result

when the user clicks 'á', the 'á' button is selected.

when the user clicks 'a', the 'á' button is instead selected, being the first value in the list which is based on 'a'. It is thus impossible to select 'a' because FMP automatically chooses 'á'.

when the user clicks 'ä', the 'á' button is instead selected, being the first value in the list which is based on 'a'. It is thus impossible to select 'ä' because FMP automatically chooses 'á'.

Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

(no error messages appear)

Configuration information

(nothing special concerning configuration)

Workaround

Currently using other combinations of standard characters to represent these non-standard (non-English) characters (such as aa for á, ae for ä), but that is not an elegant solution, plus it completely goes against the whole point of unicode support.

unicodeSample.jpg

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