Emoji characters in uploader About field will cause album creation failure

If the “Liner Notes / Description / Story” portion of an artist’s metadata spreadsheet includes an emoji character (or at least the :woman_shrugging:t6: character in the submission I just processed), the “About” field will allow you to paste it in and will show it correctly. However, pressing the “Continue” button after entering all the data and checking the two acknowledgement boxes will not cause the new release to actually be created. Likewise, the uploader does not proceed to the next screen for uploading tracks.

Editing the text in the “About” field didn’t seem to make it happy; I wound up starting over with a new browser tab and using the plain-text “¯_(ツ)_/¯” shrug instead.


issue created https://github.com/resonatecoop/uploader/issues/14


@boopboop - Is the uploader repo not public?

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I have deployed a fix. Configuration for mysql was updated to use a different character set and collation. (utf8mb4 and utf8mb4_unicode_ci instead of utf8 general ci)

Note: In discourse I don’t get the same emoji in edit mode. I can only copy paste the emoji from edit mode.