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Bug 4451 - Problem with Arabic characters in all links!
Problem with Arabic characters in all links!
Status: RESOLVED INVALID
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
1.5.x
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A3%D...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2006-01-02 18:55 UTC by D. C.
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description D. C. 2006-01-02 18:55:47 UTC
Hi, 
One of the powerful features of the software is that it has the name of the article in the kink 
itself such as: 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_potter

So ideally, a link it Arabic should look like this:
http://ar.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=أدونيس

But unfortunetly in the browsre bar + even when hovering over the link the link that appears in the 
status bar is always like that:
http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%A3%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%86%D9%8A%D8%B3

Check any link here and the problem is always the same even in Arabic-enabled 
systems:http://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki

I was thinking of building a non-profit project with the software, but this problem has really put 
me off, I hope there is a solution for it.


Thanks a lot
ducklet_cat@yahoo.com
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-02 18:58:48 UTC
Resolving as INVALID, all links must be encoded properly, that is out of our
control.
Comment 2 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2006-01-02 19:01:46 UTC
...furthermore how your browser displays URI encoded strings is up to the
browser, not us.
Comment 3 D. C. 2006-01-03 11:35:33 UTC
Thanks for the reply.

1- How do I ensure that links are encoded properly?
2- and what browsers do you receommend? because I noticed the same problem in other languages of wikipedia 
such as hebrew.

Thanks a lot!
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-01-03 23:54:43 UTC
This is the URI (Universal Resource Indentifier) encoding of an IRI 
(Internationalized Resource Identifier), for maximum compatibility.

See http://www.w3.org/International/O-URL-and-ident.html for background 
information.

If your browser understands IRIs, it may display them in a nice, attractive style. 
Off the top of my head, Safari is known to do this; Firefox doesn't. I'm not sure 
about MSIE.

As browsers continue to move ahead, IRI display will continue to improve in 
browsers.
Comment 5 Rob Church 2006-01-04 11:30:18 UTC
That's a "no" on IE.

(Well, what did you expect? ;-)

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