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21-01-2019, 10:45   #1
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Leap card fada saga

I was surprised to see a lot of online newspapers commenting today the NTA is getting flack for not using the síneadh fada in peoples names.

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/...ards-1.3764402

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ds-898883.html

https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/iris...-over-13884676

It strikes me as really odd in this day and age that a company claims they cannot use a fada due to technical limitations. Whats surprised me even more was that I actually have a personalised leap card that I got late last year and it includes all three fada's in my name, is this a case of them not being specific enough in their reporting or is it an issue they now seem to have fixed.

Would anyone have any other examples of Irish companies that are woeful when it comes to the use of fada's in peoples names, or for that matter companies or banks who are really good about it?
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Aer Lingus and many airlines can't accept fadas - this is mainly due to operating on billion year old reservation systems.

Ryanair can manage it
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21-01-2019, 14:27   #3
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Needs to be a legal requirement for all companies in Ireland whether private or state owned to be able to process the spelling of names correctly. They are unwilling to do it out of common courtesy.
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No mention of the búilte?
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well tbh alot of Software systems and API's do not handle them well. Characters can cause all sorts of problems in IT systems and integrations that people cant comprehend.


And no its never just a simple fix either.
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well tbh alot of Software systems and API's do not handle them well. Characters can cause all sorts of problems in IT systems and integrations that people cant comprehend.


And no its never just a simple fix either.
Again, lack of common courtesy - it’s too inconvenient for IT programmers to spell the names correctly.
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Does the fada constitute a legal part of your name? As in if you fare evade on the luas and give a leap card as your proof of ID can you refuse a fine? It would be way to get them to quickly change the system!
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Again, lack of common courtesy - it’s too inconvenient for IT programmers to spell the names correctly.
Again, what?

Courtesy , is it?

You clearly didn't understand my post or want to understand it. that much is obvious.
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Seán is a person's name.
Sean = old...nothing to do with the name.
The accents are an integral part of the French language, do they have the problems we have in Ireland?
The accent (síneadh fada) is an integral part of the Irish language.
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well tbh alot of Software systems and API's do not handle them well. Characters can cause all sorts of problems in IT systems and integrations that people cant comprehend.


And no its never just a simple fix either.
It's often an issue with legacy systems or data migration. However afaik the Leap system is tailored for Ireland so it probably should have been there from the outset.

Having said that, I still can't send meeting invites from the Google Calendar android app to anyone with an apostrophe in their email address.

Edit, just to add, I've heard from others too that they have a Leap card with the fada in the name which leads me to think that there's no issue with the back end, it must be with a portal or front end API .

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