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Bug 3672 - BiDi: improuve the diffs with regard to RTL issues
BiDi: improuve the diffs with regard to RTL issues
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3894
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
History/Diffs (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-10-10 19:00 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2005-12-18 16:09 UTC (History)
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strange rtl diff - example one (35.55 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-10-10 19:05 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
strange rtl diff - example two (31.47 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-10-10 19:08 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט

Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-10 19:00:50 UTC
Dear friends,

I will append two screen dumps. Exept of colors the diffs will not show any
difference. But the compared pages are interpreted differently; see below.

The scop of this bug report is to find a way to detect situations as described
below more easy.

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-10-11 16:38:09 UTC

Some months ago I have seen a variant of DIFF made by Nikerabbit (Niklas)
showing hex values for whitespace: space   ,   , tabs and other
characters. At the moment it is not possible to detect "whitespace diffs" in
MediaWiki. Nikerabbit's solution would also help to distinguish cr , cr+lf etc.
combinations which renders differently. shows some
‪ ‫ ‬ ‭ ‮ U+200E ‎ U+200F ‏ which might be
inserted in the pages / database with copy and past ( who knows ... ) but are
not visible. They could be the reason for the diffs mentioned at comment #1 and
comment #2 .

Maybe a &diff=1234&oldid=5678&mode=hex (or something like that) could provide
help for situations like the ones from comment #1 and comment #2 .

Regards Reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-07 09:45:52 UTC

I do not know if the example from
bug 3672: BiDi: improuve the diffs with regard to RTL issues
is a special case from
bug 3894: white space characters, BiDi control characters should show up in diff

in the examples from bug 3672 some of the special BiDI characters are "probably"
*outsite* wiki brackets
in the examples from bug 3894 the special BiDI characters are  *insite* wiki

for a solution / workaround compare also with
bug 3887: create a special page for instring search of titles specifying %nn values
bug 3696: Unicode Control Characters should be restricted in title text

Regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-18 16:08:23 UTC
marking this bug with a lower number as duplicate of
bug 3894: white space characters, BiDi control characters should show up in diff
because that title is more general

removing here dependency blocks
bug 745: RTL/bidirectional issues (tracking)
Comment 6 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-18 16:09:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3894 ***

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