08-12-2011 08:02 AM
We have an increasingly global customer base. As such, more people from spansih and french speaking countries are submitting transactions (which very often have accented characters in names, addresses, cities, etc...). Authorize.net chokes on these accented characters and throws an error.
We use AIM, programming in vb.net, our website is asp.net.
We've searched all your documentation and previous posts. We see one discussion on this, but not much detail was discussed.
We have analyzed the suggested code that authorize.net provides and we are using for the checkout process. The problem in handling accented characters looks to clearly be in the encoding for the streamwriter function. Current suggested code by authorize.net is:
08-26-2011 03:34 PM
No, the Authorize.Net system cannot currently handle Unicode characters. You most likely wouldn't get an error submitting them, but they will most likely not be the same when they are returned. We do accept accented characters, but they must be submitted in an extended western encoding.