French word in mouse over strange comportment

(Dashboard theme, RW8, iMac)
Hi, I was wondering if any of you has found a similar problem and has a solution:
I have a multilingual site and to change language I wrote their names in original language at the sidebar. The language not in use will act as a link to his language’s site changing colour with mouse over and opening the link with a click. So far all works well, but “Français” is considered as a three different words as soon as I use the ç (not if I use c) and moving mouse over it looks weird. I checked everywhere but all is Unicode (UTF8). Is not a big deal, as everything is working, but is a sort of disturbing imperfection… Any idea?
Thanks in advance!

Hi, Manuel.

I think you are using a wrong method of inserting the “ç” character into your text. The link with that letter should not be separated into chunks, just because you are using any particular character.

I just did this test (screenshot):

Screen Shot 2020-08-30 at 6.51.58 AM

I also have a multilingual website where I am using Eastern European characters. Let me share my method of inputting those non-standard characters.

First of all, you need a font that includes those characters. (In my case, fonts that include latin-ext subset of characters.)

I open the “Show Emoji & Symbols” panel from the top bar on my desktop.


Then, I go to “Latin” tab and double-click the letter I need.

Screen Shot 2020-08-30 at 7.03.18 AM

That’s it. I realize that this is a cumbersome process. To make it a bit easier, I mark all my non-standard characters I use as Favorites, so that they are easier to find next time. This procedure works for me. Maybe it will work for you as well. :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi Rob,Thanks for your quick answer.
I’ve tried your approach checking the font and using your well described method, but it did not work for me. Anyway you put me on the trail of a solution: I wrote it as plain text somewhere else cut it out and pasted and then linked it. It works perfectly!
I can’t yet quite understand the reason (same font, all the same in both places), but I post this solution just in case someone finds the same problem.
The thing has definitively to do with the character “cedilla” and its char-set in the font, but it is the same with all fonts I used. As you see in the picture, separates the word in three parts: Fran/ç/ais each responding differently to the mouse over feature.
Again, thanks a lot for the help!


Hi Rob, I have to correct myself. Using your method writing it somewhere else (but not in RW) as plain text and using “Show Emoji & Symbols” panel (in the way you said) did the work for me! (I forgot that I had used it to write in plain text too, sorry)

So, thank you very much!

You’re welcome. I wish I could find an easier method, but this the one I am using currently.

I am using this method directly in RW with no problem. BTW, you need to make sure that all text you are inputting is not formatted in an outside application, when you paste it into RW.

@mnolo I’m unclear how you entered ç in the first place. Did you just type alt-c in the usual manner?

Hi Peter,
no, actually I’m used to work with english keyboard and used the os possibility to keep pressed the key and choose the right character. Does it make any difference?

Wouldn’t have thought so. I have an English keyboard, too, but find a combination of keys quicker. I was just clutching at straws. It just seems such an odd thing to go wrong.

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