What symbols are allowed in finAPI?

The strings that you pass into finAPI services may in general contain the following symbols:

  • A-Z, a-z, 0-9
  • whitespace: " " (u0020)
  • ampersand: "&" (u0026)
  • parentheses: "(" and ")"
  • curly braces: "{" and "}"
  • square bracket: "[" and "]"
  • dot: "."
  • colon: ":"
  • comma: ","
  • semi colon: ";"
  • question mark: "?"
  • exclamation mark: "!"
  • plus: "+"
  • minus: "-"
  • underscore: "_"
  • dollar: "$"
  • at: "@"
  • hash: "#"
  • tilde: "~"
  • acute: "`"
  • caret: "^"
  • euro: "€" (u20AC)
  • symbols with codes: from u00A1 to u00FF (see them here by "hex" from "A1" to "FF": http://www.ascii.cl/htmlcodes.htm)
  • symbols with codes: from u0100 to u02AF (see then here by "hex code" from "#x100;" to "#x2AF;":http://webdesign.about.com/library/bl_htmlcodes.htm)

Note that some services may allow less or more than the symbols above for certain fields. If a field deviates from the generally allowed symbols listed above, then this will be documented explicitely in the field's documentation.

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