Non-ASCII characters are not supported anywhere in the site.
For example, an 'a' with an acute accent is displayed as '?' instead on forum posts (question mark instead of the right character).
Restaurant and city names containing accented characters are also listed without those - see for example [www.happycow.net] for an example of those two issues.
I see what you mean about the special characters in this group as you've shown above and will work on fixing that.
However, in the venue names we've purposely removed them. They are sometimes used in the address field and in the description, below the listing, as I have just done on the link you sent:
If you see characters not showing correctly, please send me a link.
The Chinese characters should never appear in the venue name (main name, although sometimes we repeat the name in the comment field with characters included) or cities, only in the addresses and comments.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/30/2011 06:37PM by webmaster.