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Bug 4046 - Wikilink offset in EasyTimeline make text unreadable
Wikilink offset in EasyTimeline make text unreadable
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
EasyTimeline (Other open bugs)
master
All All
: Normal major with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utilisat...
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Depends on: 3965
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-11-21 12:39 UTC by FoeNyx
Modified: 2014-10-19 22:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description FoeNyx 2005-11-21 12:39:09 UTC
Since the, otherwise nice, patch for the bug 3965 has been put in cvs,
wikilinking ([[]]) of some words make them unreadable : the text is duplicated
in a regular text and a blue link text. the blue link text has an offset of some
pixels to the left. See the url.
Comment 1 Piotr Matuszewski 2005-12-05 14:05:02 UTC
The quick solution for this would be changing the font from FreeSans to
mono-spaced one, like FreeMono or Andale
unfortunately mono-spaced fonts have even smaller glyph coverage than FreeSans
Comment 2 Nuno Tavares 2006-02-19 01:00:54 UTC
Here is an example:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Nuno_Tavares/Pending#Timeline

I found this bug while searching before posting my own, so I'm glad someone
already noticed it. I've search for "how to change the font to a mono-spaced
one", but couldn't find any instructions. The documentation reads "No unicode is
allowed yet. No font type can be specified yet". Is there any way to set it inline?

-
Nuno 

[1] http://infodisiac.com/Wikipedia/EasyTimeline/Syntax.htm#FontSupport
Comment 3 Nuno Tavares 2006-02-19 01:01:16 UTC
Here is an example:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Nuno_Tavares/Pending#Timeline

I found this bug while searching before posting my own, so I'm glad someone
already noticed it. I've search for "how to change the font to a mono-spaced
one", but couldn't find any instructions. The documentation reads "No unicode is
allowed yet. No font type can be specified yet". Is there any way to set it inline?

-
Nuno 

[1] http://infodisiac.com/Wikipedia/EasyTimeline/Syntax.htm#FontSupport
Comment 4 Michiel Sikma 2006-03-10 20:10:33 UTC
By posting here, I'd like to point the Mediawiki devs to this bug again. It
seems that plenty of timelines on Wikipedia have become broken and unusable
because of this, and it's a shame. I hope that you can find a way to fix this
easily.

Another example of a broken timeline:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Speedrun#Timeline
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-03-10 21:19:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> By posting here, I'd like to point the Mediawiki devs to this bug again. It
> seems that plenty of timelines on Wikipedia have become broken and unusable
> because of this, and it's a shame. I hope that you can find a way to fix this
> easily.

This is an extension, we didn't author it. The fix is waiting upon the person
who did to...well, fix it.
Comment 6 Erik Zachte 2006-05-15 22:45:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #4)
> > By posting here, I'd like to point the Mediawiki devs to this bug again. It
> > seems that plenty of timelines on Wikipedia have become broken and unusable
> > because of this, and it's a shame. I hope that you can find a way to fix this
> > easily.
> 
> This is an extension, we didn't author it. The fix is waiting upon the person
> who did to...well, fix it.
> 

The person who did author EasyTimeline was not asked to review or comment on
this quick and very unsatisfactory one line patch. Unsollicited warnings that
the patch broke existing timelines were ignored.  

Unfortunately the better solution requires a patch for rendering package
Ploticus, to feed Freetype font metrics to EasyTimeline, so that multi-segment
texts (with embedded links, rendered in another colour) can be placed properly. 

This Ploticus patch, and a new version of EasyTimeline with a couple of hundred
extra lines to make unicode code support work better, with font dependant line
heights, multiple fonts support etc is waiting for implementation for months.
Author has been unable to complete this task for personal reasons. After
updating wikistats it will be foremost task to work on. 
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-05-15 23:32:14 UTC
As previously mentioned, if this in-progress patch were provided to 
the public other people could help test and complete it.
Comment 8 Chris 2008-05-24 22:02:24 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Since the, otherwise nice, patch for the bug 3965 has been put in cvs,
> wikilinking ([[]]) of some words make them unreadable : the text is duplicated
> in a regular text and a blue link text. the blue link text has an offset of some
> pixels to the left. See the url.

What URL?
Comment 9 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-13 11:49:23 UTC
Assigned to extension developer.

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