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emoji/unicode SSID

Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:53 pm
by quixotic120

I am unable to connect to a wifi network with emoji in the SSID. SSID is displayed as \xF0\x9F\x98\x93 via the network manager. Attempting to connect via the GUI gets a "invalid argument" error

attempting to define it within the wpa_supplicant.conf doesn't work either, I'm assuming the \ is interpreted as an escape character.

also have tried installing symbola as well as ttf-ancient-fonts

using latest full release of jessie on a pi zero. wlan is able to connect to another open network but I want it on my network.

any ideas?

Re: emoji/unicode SSID

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:42 pm
by jona1980
I'm having the same problem, did you ever find a solution?

Re: emoji/unicode SSID

Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:59 pm
by doncoleman
I edited /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf and put the bytes of the SSID without quotes.

If your SSID has a mix of text and unicode, run `sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | grep SSID`

Copy the SSID from the iwlist output and use the python code in to turn it into bytes. Use xxd <filename> to view the bytes in the file. Edit wpa_supplicant.conf with the new SSID values.

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