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Bug #7648 VALIDATE_EALPHA does not include the Å character
Submitted: 2006-05-17 12:23 UTC
From: menthos at menthos dot com Assigned: amir
Status: Closed Package: Validate (version 0.6.3)
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS:
Roadmaps: 0.8.0    

 [2006-05-17 12:23 UTC] menthos at menthos dot com (Christian Rose)
Description: ------------ The letter 'Å', in lowercase: 'å' (a with a ring), is an integral part of the language and part of the alphabet in all the Scandinavian languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish)[1]. It represents seperate wovels in these languages and exists in an endless number of words and names. The problem is that the constant VALIDATE_EALPHA does not include this character, which looks like an accidental omission, since this constant includes many other characters that are present in western European scripts. This results in VALIDATE_EALPHA being essentially useless for testing words and names in the aforementioned languages. [1] Test script: --------------- <?php require_once 'Validate.php'; $names[] = 'Stina'; $names[] = 'Östen'; $names[] = 'Måns'; $names[] = 'Åsa'; foreach ($names as $name) { if (Validate::string($name, array('format' => VALIDATE_EALPHA))) { echo "$name is valid.\n"; } else { echo "$name is not valid!\n"; } } ?> Expected result: ---------------- Stina is valid. Östen is valid. Måns is valid. Åsa is valid. Actual result: -------------- Stina is valid. Östen is valid. Måns is not valid! Åsa is not valid!


 [2006-07-09 09:06 UTC] amir at php dot net (Amir Mohammad Saied)
Accepted. Thanks from reporting this. Regards to VALIDATE_EALPHA is there any other letters that we've missed?
 [2006-07-09 12:54 UTC] amir at php dot net (Amir Mohammad Saied)
This bug has been fixed in CVS. If this was a documentation problem, the fix will appear on by the end of next Sunday (CET). If this was a problem with the website, the change should be live shortly. Otherwise, the fix will appear in the package's next release. Thank you for the report and for helping us make PEAR better.