The world is bigger than the USA Banks

Bradley M. Kuhn at 2014-12-24T18:25:01Z

I think I've complained about this before, but I just hit it again: Conservancy's bank's international wire transfer online form does not accept UTF-8 characters (or anything but pure 7-bit ASCII compatible).

I really like this bank for other reasons, but seriously?

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@bkuhn@identi.ca Do any international wire transfers accept non-ASCII?

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2014-12-25T11:39:46Z

@bkuhn@identi.ca In Hong Kong, they support Chinese Characters for HK/China transfers, but you pay extra for it.

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2014-12-25T11:40:14Z

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@bkuhn@identi.ca (and they don't support åäö)

Claes Wallin (韋嘉誠) at 2014-12-25T11:40:33Z

At least in Italy (but I suspect also elsewhere in Europe) lots of communications that involve banks (money transfers etc) don't even support the full ASCII-7 charset, but only its uppercase alpha, numbers and some 20 punctuation characters.

Of course, most of the european languages require at least a handful of non-ascii characters, so they should have known better.

Elena ``of Valhalla'' at 2014-12-29T09:56:24Z