Nuts and Bolts: Inside Verse & Unsupported Characters
March 25, 2016
There are many non-standard and special characters that can be created using keystroke combinations. This is quite common when creating foreign language verses. All of these characters however are NOT necessarily supported by GCU in the inside verse and may not print correctly. When creating your inside verse please be sure to use only the printable characters that GCU supports AND to preview the card inside text in Large View before submitting.
In the inside verse GCU only supports printable ASCII and Extended ASCII characters. You can see all supported characters here, excluding the ASCII control characters 0 – 31:
If your inside verse has one or more unsupported characters they will NOT print correctly. You can see the cryptic characters in the inside text Large View of your card(s).
Our card review team reviews the inside verse and will typically catch these during review but to avoid extra review time and having to edit your submission please be sure to preview your inside text in Large View before submission.
We have identified public cards (not private cards) on the site with unsupported characters in the inside verse and will be returning these cards to the artists for edits by the end of March.
Here are some examples of how the unsupported characters can look in inside text Large View: