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Bug 1587 - Overzealous special character removal ("L with stroke" or Ł)
Overzealous special character removal ("L with stroke" or Ł)
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
unspecified
Other other
: Normal normal (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?t...
: utf8
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-02-25 07:55 UTC by Leah
Modified: 2005-02-25 08:03 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Leah 2005-02-25 07:55:01 UTC
This character corresponds to the sequence %C5%81.  Mediawiki seems to decide
the %81 either isn't important (%C5 is Å) or is simply invalid (redirecting to
the main page).  Consequently, there is a page titled Å that redirects to Ł, but
is different from the real Å page.  This redirect page can be edited but may
also appear as protected at the whim of the server.  Oops.  Perhaps, rotated 90
degrees, Ł could be called the "Mediawiki shoots itself in the foot" character?

Also see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ł-bug&action=edit
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:%C5%81-bug&action=edit
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:%C5%81-bug
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-02-25 08:03:18 UTC
en.wikipedia.org is encoded in ISO-8859-1, which does not have an L with stroke character.

When it is converted to UTF-8 later on, it will work fine.

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