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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:






4 Comments leave one →
  1. Kati Cheldelin permalink
    March 25, 2016 7:49 pm

    I’m trying to figure out what I added to inside verse to produce those characters so I can avoid it in the future. Your orthodontist example above is on one of my cards and I keep scratching my head on how the those crazy characters appeared. What did I do? Any ideas?

    Thanks, Kati

    • March 28, 2016 8:08 pm

      was it by chance a smiley face?

      • March 28, 2016 8:09 pm

        … sorry for the addition, or a coded line separator?

      • Kati Cheldelin permalink
        March 28, 2016 8:46 pm

        Don’t think so. I never use smiley faces in text. Don’t know what a coded line separator is. Do you mean html code? I don’t use html code in inside verses on GCU. Perhaps I hit a key when I was typing. But surely not all of those keys. Ah, well, it remains a mystery. Just need to make sure I check the large view before I move on when I’m posting.
        Thanks for responding Mindy.


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