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Bug 12508 - MediaWiki should support printable UTF-8 wiki project codes
MediaWiki should support printable UTF-8 wiki project codes
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 12477
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Reported: 2008-01-04 19:18 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2008-01-07 18:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-01-04 19:18:11 UTC
bug 012477 add UTF-8 and RTL inter project links to

(In reply to comment #1)
> Interwiki prefixes are latin/ASCII.

Dear friends,

I opened this enhancement request as a request for « Product: Mediawiki » with
« Component: Internationalization » .

request: Please change the functionality of MediaWiki to support UTF-8 inter wiki projects.

There ar a lot of arguments using UTF-8 Interwiki prefixes :

a) users do not need to switch between different keybords
b) using RTL interwiki prefixes is more convenient to write source code in wiki
syntax because because users / editors would not be irritated about the
bidirectional rendering.

Thanks for all your efforts in advance!

Best regards Reinhardt [[user:Gangleri]]


[[m:mw:Interwiki table]] ( should geenerate here )
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-01-05 06:00:43 UTC
as a consequence from
bug 012053#c6 UTF-8 encoding problem related to the "user=" parameter at « count_edits »
and some of the requirements remarks at
bug 012499 consistency between site setup and pages of the site

I have no problems with limitations regarding the supported UTF-8 characters:

a) the characters « % » % , « & » & , « + » &#2B; ¿etc.? are
not allowed in user names; they should neither be allowed in wiki project codes;
b) the same restriction should apply to
   some of the Unicode characters in the Unicode Genral Punctuation block
   all / most sots of Unicode whitespace characters
   other characters "making trouble"

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