I made some tests of MIDAS support for "international characters" and we seem to be in a reasonable
The standard standard is UTF-8 encoding of Unicode and the MIDAS core is believed to be UTF-8 clean -
one can use "international characters" in ODB names, in ODB values, in filenames, etc.
The web interface had some problems with percent-encoding of ODB URLs, but as of current git version,
everything seems to work okey, as long as the web browser is in the UTF-8 encoding mode. The default
ODB editor not work. Switching to UTF-8 mode seems to fix that.
Perhaps we should make the UTF-8 encoding the default for mhttpd-generated web pages. This should be
okey for TRIUMF - we use English language almost exclusively, but need to check with other labs before
making such a change. I especially worry about PSI because I am not sure if and how they any of the special
On the minus side, odbedit does not seem to accept non-English characters at all. Maybe it is easy to fix.