When I changed my name on Steam, I noticed that some characters are not supported and will display in game but are not allowed to have as a name in Steam. So my questions is: which characters are you allowed to use in your name in-game in MW3?

  • Is this question about Modern Warfare or Steam or both? Seams like Steam to me. Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:01

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I believe you can use ISO-8859-1 and utf-8. Here is what you can use in Steam (based on another forum): http://www.yellowpipe.com/yis/tools/ALT-Characters/

  • Yeah, I was wondering witch characters Modern Warefare accepts
    – Anders
    Commented Feb 5, 2012 at 17:22
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    UTF-8 can encode the entire Unicode range of characters, so writing "UTF-8" is like writing "there's no restriction on anything". I don't think that's what you meant to write.
    – Oak
    Commented Jan 1, 2013 at 17:15

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