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Bug 1005 - Gardiner codes in WikiHiero are case sensitive
Gardiner codes in WikiHiero are case sensitive
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
WikiHiero (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2004-12-05 04:55 UTC by Leah
Modified: 2011-09-19 04:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Leah 2004-12-05 04:55:59 UTC
It's quite unintuitive that Gardiner codes will only be interpreted if
capitalized.  Using capital letters for the default is a particularly odd
choice; in the short example A1-B1-!-C1-D1, the shift key must be pressed and
released five times, which is likely to introduce frequent typos (1 <-> !, - <->
_, etc.) as well as aggravate RSI, bad for accessibility.  It's like CamelCase
but worse.  If lowercase codes were allowed, one could quickly type
a1-b1-!-c1-d1, pressing ''shift'' once.

(Why all these hyphens, anyway?  Spaces are easier to read.  And wouldn't it
make more sense to use actual newlines for new lines?)
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-06-21 14:06:03 UTC
Removing parser keyword, this is an issue with the extension and not the parser.
Comment 2 Micke Nordin 2009-05-08 13:23:10 UTC
Could this not be easily fixed with strtoupper() some where (if it is still an issue)? Or am I missing something?
Comment 3 Max Semenik 2011-09-04 10:38:10 UTC
strtoupper() will only work for main hieroglyph codes but not for aliases, e.g. <hiero>A</hiero> and <hiero>a</hiero> produce different hieroglyphs, G1 and D36 respectively. So what can we do here, stuff like a1 --> A1?
Comment 4 Max Semenik 2011-09-19 04:17:01 UTC
Going ahead and closing it. We can't make phonemes case-insensitive, so establishing this rule just for hieroglyphs will be extremely misleading. All sources on Gardiner's list use upper case anyway.
Comment 5 Max Semenik 2011-09-19 04:26:54 UTC
The legalisation of spaces as delimiters will be addressed shortly in my tokenizer rewrite, I'll also consider making newlines work, but only if it will not break existing texts.

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