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Bug 4272 - Hyperlinks of "exotic" titles are awkward to type and understand
Hyperlinks of "exotic" titles are awkward to type and understand
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-12-14 14:44 UTC by Ahmed Shubbar
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Ahmed Shubbar 2005-12-14 14:44:22 UTC
This bug also appears in which makes refering arabic 
articles to wikipedia very unfriendly. Hyperlinks in the arabic version 
appear very long and cannot be understood (probably they are based on the 
arabic title of the article). An article link should use only latin 
characters or should use an article number.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2005-12-14 14:56:30 UTC
Not possible with the current article title conventions, which allow UTF8
characters, which need to be escaped. Adding direct links to individual articles
by page_id would require another hit on the database for each link. You can use
TinyURL ( to make URLs shorter.

Resolving WONTFIX.
Comment 2 Ahmed Shubbar 2005-12-14 15:08:37 UTC
Do you know any hack to overcome this? Other than using TinyURL.
Can we expect this to be fixed in future versions?
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-12-15 19:56:23 UTC
As software supporting IRIs become more common, you'll see the legible Arabic text more often 
instead of the long string of escape codes.
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-17 00:49:42 UTC
Hallo Achmed!

some methods to shorten your url's
1) see bug 3957: restructure the code to evaluate ?title=foo&oldid=nnnn ; allow
?oldid=nnnn without title
2) use generec namespaces instead of local ones; see 3)
3) use redirects as [[ar:project:Administrators]]

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

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