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Bug 12227 - increase legibility in textareas, input fields etc.
increase legibility in textareas, input fields etc.
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-12-07 04:05 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2007-12-07 15:36 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

screen dump · MediaWiki · editing of text areas · 01.jpg (141.79 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-12-07 04:05 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט

Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2007-12-07 04:05:52 UTC
Created attachment 4415 [details]
screen dump · MediaWiki · editing of text areas · 01.jpg

Dear friends,

In the attachment I have inserted

→ [[commons:{{FULLPAGENAME}}]] ←

The textarea for page editing seems to have same properties as the textarea here in « MediaZilla » where I can not see the « → = → » and « ← = ← » Unicode characters correctly. I see them more or less like a « - minus - » .

I assume that after some hours to spend in order to find out how to configure the Linux system from the internetcafé where I am now I could manage to select both an appropriate font and a reasonable font size.

But this (configuring systems) should not be the main focus of contributors. It might be a good idea to offer  selections for both available fonts and text sizes either in preferences but much better very closed to the textareas.

I would not object if the implementation would be done via JavaScript.

For the following textareas « id="wpTextbox1" » is already / will be available. See

a) action=edit  (both unprotected and protected pages)
  bug xxxxxx (at the time was made) and bug 005611
b) « [[special:Emailuser/Foo]] » bug 012082
c) « [[special:Upload]] » bug 012226

Maybe the JavaScript could be expanded.

Thanks for all your efforts in advance!

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:Gangleri]]

Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2007-12-07 04:19:14 UTC
Regarding the problems at MediaZilla I will open a report there ( at ).

The systems I am using during the last weks have very poor font support. For example I can not see the UTF-8 arrow characters at comment #c0 properly.

Pages at the WikiMedia Foundation (the UTF-8 characters there) are normal better rendered in the browsers because font-families are carefully specified in these wikis.

If this enhancement will be implemented wia JavaScript it might be a good idea to have both the ability to select individual fonts from a list *and* to scroll through the fonts via cursor keys. This would / could render the page localy in that / the next available font.
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2007-12-07 04:55:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Regarding the problems at MediaZilla I will open a report there ( at
> ).

BugZilla Mozilla B u g 407282 – increase legibility in textareas, input fields etc.

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