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Bug 1591 - Interlanguage links will fail in Latin-1 wikis if they contain both 8-bit and UTF-8 characters
Interlanguage links will fail in Latin-1 wikis if they contain both 8-bit and...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 65
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Page editing (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal critical (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-02-25 17:07 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2005-06-16 17:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-02-25 17:07:32 UTC
Dear friends,

the error described at
is quite common to Wikipedias using both 8-bit and UTF-8 special characters.

At Latin-1 type wikis a interlanguage link can contain either 8-bit or encoded
UTF-8 character(s). The common copy and paste, automatic UTF-8 character
encoding in the preview / while saving does not support this (because only UFT-8
charcters are encoded and the 8-bit characters not) and links will fail.

In order to have such interlanguage links with both 8-bit and encoded UTF-8
characters the 8-bit characters must be encoded as well. The only way to do this
(at the moment) is to adjust the links manualy.

See the details at .
I use Windows XP and Mozilla firefox but this should not matter.

Best regards Reinhardt
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-02-25 19:00:26 UTC
The bug is reported to [pyWikipediaBot-users]. See
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-02-25 19:54:48 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 65 ***

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