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Number/Types of Characters in Names

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Number/Types of Characters in Names

Saphrinka's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:13 PM | #1
My husband and I haven't gained access yet, and this was more of a problem during testing, so I have no idea if this issue still applies. BUT, I thought it would be worth asking just in case.

Is there a limit to the number of characters one can use in their name? Also, are there any characters that we cannot use in names at all? Hubby had quite a bit of trouble picking a name during testing because the popup that appeared didn't specify what he had done wrong - all it said was something along the lines of "invalid characters," but nothing about whether he'd entered too many characters, or what he couldn't use. Has this been changed at all?


Nomenclature's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:16 PM | #2
I believe the only special character you can use is the apostrophe. No spaces either. Hope that helps.
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Krie_Marina's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:39 PM | #3
Correct on no spaces, at least in beta. I don't think I was able to use alt codes either for characters such as ♥ hearts, nor unicode characters.

Saphrinka's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 08:51 PM | #4
Ahh, that does make sense. Part of his problem was indeed that silly space that he wanted to use. (Not so much a problem for me, since I favor Twi'leks. )

Anyone know if there's also a character limit?

Frigidman's Avatar

12.13.2011 , 09:19 PM | #5
This is what I know of:
  • A-Z a-z
  • Hypen (one)
  • Apostrophe (one)
  • No numbers.
  • No spaces.
  • Nothing that involves 'shift' that isn't an upper case letter.
  • Only one capital letter allowed.
  • Minimum is 3 characters.
  • Maximum 15 characters.
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Saphrinka's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 05:00 PM | #6
That definitely helps! ^^ We haven't gotten in yet, so now we can properly plan names (well, as best as we can provided they haven't been taken). Thanks!

JakeLightbearer's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 05:02 PM | #7
If your husband was looking for a surname, you can get one around lvl 30 (but it applies to your entire account for that server).

slyvarius's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 05:25 PM | #8
Thank God for no stupid ascii characters.

Saphrinka's Avatar

12.15.2011 , 07:14 PM | #9
In point of fact, he was actually looking to put in a surname at first. Thankfully, the first name he wanted hadn't been taken, so he was able to use that by itself. I just recently read about the Legacy stuff, so once I told him about that (plus the other unseen rules) it made more sense. I think he'll be itching to get lv 30 just for that though! XD