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Bug 8778 - U+200E vs. lynx or w3m
U+200E vs. lynx or w3m
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-25 19:15 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:48 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2007-01-25 19:15:09 UTC
Ever have a look at e.g., [[Special:Longpages]] in lynx or w3m?
Did you test the effects of the U+200E you toss in there?
Please report bugs against all those terminal browsers and terminal
emulator programs if it is all their fault.

That your pages could have hundreds of "end bidirectional code"
markers or whatever it is called "just in case", without any "begin
bidirectional code" markers, "just shows how an unbalanced diet leads
to unbalanced programming assumptions".

Anyway, see you here in Taiwan Wikimania 8/2007.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-01-25 20:57:52 UTC
200E is not "end bidirectional code", but "LEFT-TO-RIGHT MARK".
It doesn't "end" a "bidirectional mode", but simply ensures that
at that point the bidi context is left-to-right-facing.

It's perfectly legitimate to toss in as many as you like; please
look it up if you don't believe me.

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