Capitec no longer allows "/" in the beneficiary reference

Or replace with "-"

That will be fine for small businesses that manually copy their bank statements into their accounting systems.

For the rest, I guess it depends how forgiving the according package is.
Fair enough, but that sounds less like a you problem and more like a them problem.

Send them proof of payment and a note as to why and maybe they'll fix it on their side so it's no longer an issue going forward.
 
I initially thought this may be an encoding issue, but "/" is present in both ASCII and Unicode. EBCDIC has limitations on "special characters" though :/: isn't really a special character.

Seems like a business choice more than a technical limitation, which is odd.
 
I initially thought this may be an encoding issue, but "/" is present in both ASCII and Unicode. EBCDIC has limitations on "special characters" though :/: isn't really a special character.

Seems like a business choice more than a technical limitation, which is odd.
I was definitely able to use "/" before.

So it's more likely a security issue. Prevent spammers from paying 1c with a reference of "https://r.mtdv.me/IIi11QEJgm"

Or "rm -rf /"
 
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