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Test for username length should be made by characters, not bytes
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Author: angus

Besides of the fact that 32 chars is sometimes too low (see bug:2693), by
checking for a byte size the maximum character count for usernames not using
ASCII is reduced to one half or one third. (For example, usernames in cyrillic
would have a maximum size of 16 chars.)

Version: unspecified
Severity: minor



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Lowest.Nov 21 2014, 8:35 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz2696.
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avarab wrote:

It's necessary to test the number of bytes rather than the number of characters
since the database works with bytes ( user_name has a maximum of 255 bytes ) and
not characters, closing as WONTFIX.