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Bug 4175 - feature request: provide a way of inserting UTF-characters by specifying them as HTML entities or in &#nnnn; or in &#xnnnn; or in %nn%nn%nn notation
feature request: provide a way of inserting UTF-characters by specifying them...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3821
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CharInsert (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-12-05 02:57 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2005-12-13 22:57 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-05 02:57:24 UTC

At i
described that it impossible for me to insert the "real" UFT-8 character   .

A comment from Brion at IRC:
gangleri: from what i recall of past tests, a non-breaking space in HTML
generally ends up as a regular space when you copy-paste from a browser
this may depend on the browser
but it's not really anything we can change from our end

Why this request: There are some MediaWiki messages which will not render HTML
entities and / or codings as &#nnnn; / &#xnnnn;. Such messages vonvert "&" to
"&". This can be a problem because it restricst the coices.

Maybe a change in the charinsert extension syntax can provide a way to insert
the corresponding character to an HTML entity / to &#nnnn; / to &#xnnnn; but let
ist be specified as such.

It would not be acceptable that the only way to insert such codes is that
developers hack the database.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-05 13:11:03 UTC
*addendum* for change in the charinsert extension syntax

please see
Bug 3821: diacritic cannot be used on their own

I suppose we need a kind of "labeling" specifying
a) what will be inserted
b) how this will be displayed for example in [[MediaWiki:Toolbox]].

Labeling would allow to represent: whitespace characters, diacritics, general
punctuation characters etc. Please let me know if such a sysntax is available
already. Thanks in advance!
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-13 22:57:27 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3821 ***

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