Internationalized Regular Expressions
UPDATE: There's more on Internationalized RegExs in this StackOverflow question.
Plus letters and numbers and whitespace:
However, I mistakenly assumed that \w meant truly "word characters." It doesn't, it means [A-Za-z].
That sucks. What about José, when he wants to put his First Name into a form?
Well, I could do a RegEx that denies specific characters and allows all others, but I really just wanted to support Spanish, French, English, German, and any language that uses the general Latin Character Set.
So, here's what I have.
ÀÈÌÒÙ àèìòù ÁÉÍÓÚ Ý áéíóúý
ÂÊÎÔÛ âêîôû ÃÑÕ ãñõ ÄËÏÖÜŸ
äëïöüŸ ¡¿çÇŒœ ßØøÅå ÆæÞþ
Did I miss anything? (Ignore the whitespace for the purposes of this post's RegEx)
It's lame that \w doesn't work on the client-side based on your browser's locale. This makes it difficult for your RegExes to have parity between the client and server.