Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:02 UTC

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Bug 14521 - Special pop-up/warning when an article contains Unicode characters.
Special pop-up/warning when an article contains Unicode characters.
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2008-06-13 03:30 UTC by SharkD
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description SharkD 2008-06-13 03:30:44 UTC
I would like to request the addition of a special, bold or highlighted warning message when an article has Unicode characters. I've found that users sometimes edit articles in software without Unicode support, not knowing that their edits might affect the article or links between articles.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2008-07-04 23:34:02 UTC
Note that *all* characters are Unicode characters, technically. ;)

We have a user-agent blacklist for browsers known to corrupt various characters, with in-browser conversion; this should cover most "bad browser" cases.

As for cut-n-paste to other software -- there's not going to be any real good way to handle that. If the user gets a warning, what are they going to be able to do about it? A prominent warning for all people all the time will be far more annoying than effective, I suspect...

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