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Bug 7125 - Convert minus hyphens to another hyphen of some sort
Convert minus hyphens to another hyphen of some sort
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1485
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-08-26 10:17 UTC by yonidebest
Modified: 2006-08-27 17:19 UTC (History)
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Description yonidebest 2006-08-26 10:17:38 UTC
Hi, I would like to suggets the following that will be used 
on the Hebrew Wikipedia and other Hebrew Wikimedia projects:
Wiki will convert, as it converts a * into a list and ~~~ 
into a signature, two minus hyphens (U+2010 : --) to an 
U+05BE sign (Hebrew hyphen : ־). And convert three minus 
hyphens (U+2010 : ---) into an en hyphen (U+2013 : –) 

This is because that we do not have a Hebrew hyphen (U+05BE) 
and a Hebrew dash (U+2013) on the keyboard so we have been 
using the minus hyphens instead - and incorrectly. As an 
encyclopedia we cannot go on like this, and thus I have 
suggested the aforementioned enhancement. I believe it to be 
improtant as it will enable the Hebrew community to use the 
correct syntex as regulated by the Official Academy of the 
Hebrew Language of Israel.

Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-08-27 01:45:59 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1485 ***
Comment 2 yonidebest 2006-08-27 17:14:56 UTC
Pehaps this but is related to other bugs, but I think it should stand on it's own 
since the requests are different. I requested that we use the -- to create a 
Hebrew hyphen, not an em/en dash. This is importatnt since the Hebrew hyphen is in 
much more use. Besides, my request should reflect only some of the Wikis and not 
all, so perhaps it needs a different approach to fixing it.
Comment 3 yonidebest 2006-08-27 17:19:15 UTC
oh, I saw your remark at bug # 1485. n/m.

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