How come I can't join because of my name?

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2' started by الأمير السعودي ال, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. الأمير السعودي ال

    الأمير السعودي ال Scarcely Lethal Noob


    My name is in Arabic. Why is that not allowed? It only mean Prince of saudi
  2. Meowcenary

    Meowcenary TF2 Admin Contributor


    I can't recall the exact issues but special characters in names can sometimes cause problems. For example, one admin said some special characters will get turned into gibberish such as % signs and random numbers (could be because TF2 may not support the characters being used)

    I thought I also heard awhile back that it can cause some issues with Sourcebans as well.

    So its nothing to do with your name being Arabic. It's just a issue of special characters. Not all special characters seem to prevent players from joining but some can
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