Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:46 UTC
This bug also appears in http://ar.wikipedia.org 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.
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 (http://www.tinyurl.com) to make URLs shorter.
Do you know any hack to overcome this? Other than using TinyURL.
Can we expect this to be fixed in future versions?
As software supporting IRIs become more common, you'll see the legible Arabic text more often
instead of the long string of escape codes.
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]]