Re: validates_format_of


#1

Thanks for the reply Ludde. The regexp works now on english characters
but
won’t accept german characters (äöüÃ?). Any ideas? Does /^\w+$/ work on
all
swedish characters?

Regards

Adam

On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 01:30:08PM +0100, Adam G. wrote:

Hi there,

I’m trying to validate a field in my form to make sure that it is a single
word (i.e. no spaces). This word may however contain german characters.

I have in my model:

validates_format_of :name,
:with => %r{\w+},
:message => “cannot contain special characters or spaces”

 :with => /^\w+$/,

Will probably do what you want. ^ matches the beginning of the string
and $ matches the end.

/ludde


#2

On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 04:44:02PM +0100, Adam G. wrote:

Thanks for the reply Ludde. The regexp works now on english characters but
won’t accept german characters (äöüÃ?). Any ideas? Does /^\w+$/ work on all
swedish characters?

Actually it doesn’t match swedish characters when I try it in irb. I
would probably solve the problem by using a bracket expression listing
all acceptable characters:

/^[A-Za-z���äöü�]+$/

/ludde

I have in my model:
/ludde