U4-4127 - Turkish culture prevents Macros embedded

Created by David Peck 23 Jan 2014, 14:34:35 Updated by David Peck 01 May 2014, 08:10:58

We have a multilingual site. The Turkish branch won't render any macro content, but all other languages are fine. Model.Content.GetPropertyValue("bodyText") will through the exception as with Umbraco.RenderMacro().

Sometimes you get this exception: http://our.umbraco.org/forum/ourumb-dev-forum/bugs/40979-Specified-cast-is-not-valid-on-page-request http://pastebin.com/WfF1Ydyw

Sometimes our parameters were blank.

Our work around is to change the culture to something else entirely and then force Turkish users to use the other culture.


Douglas Robar 23 Jan 2014, 15:38:28

I wonder if this is the dreaded "Turkish-I" problem with .Net.

I had this issue with Umbraco 3 and a multilingual site. Back then it manifested itself when using the <UMBRACO:ITEM ...> tag. Note the letter 'i' which would sometimes blow up when the site was running in Turkish. My workaround was to make an <UMBRACO:MACRO ...> that did the same thing as the umbraco:item. Notice there are not 'i' characters in umbraco:macro :) I also made sure that no parameters or macro names has the letter 'i' in it either. That got me going just fine.

I assumed that MS had improved things since .net2 (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms973919.aspx#stringsinnet20_topic5). But perhaps not (I haven't done a Turkish site since), or perhaps there are still some places in the code that aren't culture-sensitive that ought to be?

Sebastiaan Janssen 30 Apr 2014, 17:30:19

That's exactly it Doug. Fixed by using ToLowerInvariant instead of ToLower

David Peck 01 May 2014, 08:10:58

Well done both! Thanks.

Priority: Normal

Type: Bug

State: Fixed


Difficulty: Normal


Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted:

Affected versions: 6.1.6

Due in version: 6.2.0


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