Sharepoint 2010 Character problem in Category Titles in Blog Site for different languages

Hello Everyone,

If you faced a character problem in Category Titles in Blog Site Template for different language , may be this article helps you. In my envoriment i am using Turkish Language Pack (1055) .
the repro is not tested on other languages but it  should be occurs for other languages which is contains specific characters .

I think this  problem is a minor bug .You can reproduce it easily .

Here the Repro steps.
1) Install or find SPS2010 + SP1Dec2011 CU + TR(1055) language pack installed machine.
2) Create a site collection in Turkish
3) Create a “Web Günlüğü”  (Blog Site Instance)
4) Add some categories that contains Turkish Characters.
5) Click one of this category titles in left navigation  and open category page

I have created a category named : “Yağlı Boya Seçmeleri”  You can see the problem bellowed screenshot.

The problem is when rendering left panel Categories web part (XSTLListView) not encode url of Link object correctly. I have tested with changing the link in browser’s address bar with correct encoding the titiles shown correctly on category page.

So There  is a workaround for fixing this issue with using Sharepoint Designer 2010 .

1) Open defauılt aspx and (any needed page) in Sharepoint Designer.

2) Select one of the link  in Categories  XsltListViewWebpart


3) Click the HyperLinkOptions button.

4) Change the default value of
{$HttpVDir}/{$thisNode/../@resource.wss.lists_Folder}/{$thisNode/../@resource.wss.blogcategories_Folder}/Category.aspx?CategoryId={$thisNode/@ID}&Name={$CategoryTitle} as
{$HttpVDir}/{$thisNode/../@resource.wss.lists_Folder}/{$thisNode/../@resource.wss.blogcategories_Folder}/Category.aspx?CategoryId={$thisNode/@ID}&Name={$thisNode/@Title}

5) Repeat same options for all needed pages.

And Open and Check  again your blog page :

(For who know Turkish the word of “Şeçme” have a little typo correct word is “Seçme” . Dont worry about it . i am not get all screenshot again for fixing this 🙂

See you next article.

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MOSS2007 + SP2 (Turkish) Calculated Column not accepting METİN formula

Hi Everyone,

if you try suggested formula  for Sharepoint Calculated Column (MOSS2007 with Turkish Language Pack)  on fallowing official article http://office.microsoft.com/tr-tr/sharepoint-foundation-help/HA010379915.aspx and the help document of wss like
=”Ekstre tarihi: “&METİN([Sütun2], “gg-aa-yyyy”)

is not working  and getting error of “Söz dizimi hatası”

Cause :Should be a documentation error .

The formula should be “METNEÇEVİR” instead of “METİN” and the splitter should be “;” instead of “,”

Here is the correct version of formula:
=”Ekstre tarihi: “&METNEÇEVİR([Sütun2];”gg-aa-yyyy”)

You may getting some errors for other formulas please read fallowing warning and always keep in mind:

“All example formulas in this topic use commas “,” as the parameter delimiter character. In some countries, the comma is reserved for use as the decimal mark. In such countries, users creating a calculated field must use semi-colons “;” as the delimiter character. Regardless of which character is used when the field is created, the formula works on lists in SharePoint websites anywhere in the world. SharePoint automatically changes the delimiter character to the one that is appropriate for the language/culture of the current page. For example, suppose the following formula is created on a website whose culture setting is fr-fr (France): =IF(Number1>Number2;5;10). If the website’s culture is then changed to en-us (United States), the formula changes automatically to: =IF(Number1>Number2,5,10).”
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb862071.aspx