The following article is a summary of the fixes we've made to the Message Center functionality in FedConnect 3.1.

Unicode (Special Characters) in Message Subject Causing Application Error


Summary and Resolution

The user was reporting application errors upon logging in to FedConnect and opening an opportunity. Upon further investigation it was discovered that messages in the user's Message Center included at least one special character (such as, but not limited to, a hyphen, an em dash, etc.) in the Subject of a received message.


A message has been sent to you in regards to an opportunity or award and the message contains at least one special character in the Subject.


Steps to Recreate

  1. Sign in to FedConnect and navigate to the opportunity or award from the prerequisites.
  2. Register to receive notifications or join the award team and acknowledge any documents.
  3. Review the message in the Message Center.



You can successfully view the message.