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Bug 9197 - Spurious direction marks in Special:Recentchanges
Spurious direction marks in Special:Recentchanges
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-03-06 21:53 UTC by Carlos
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:04 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Carlos 2007-03-06 21:53:32 UTC
In Special:Recentchanges, right after the link to the article that changed,
there is either a LEFT-TO-RIGHT-MARK (U+200E) (for projects using ltr scripts)
or a RIGHT-TO-LEFT-MARK (U+200F) (rtl).

I propose these marks not to be output anymore. They are redundant and useless
(if they were added to counteract bug 3696, according to the last comment of
that bug, they aren't needed anymore), and they screw up w3m's output.

Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-03-06 21:57:35 UTC
This is possibly a duplicate of either bug 7885 or bug 8996, but I'm not sure which.
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-03-06 22:15:35 UTC
Related to bug 7885 but not bug 8996.  The LRM/RLM is needed because the closing
parenthesis is bidi-neutral, and so it's possible that bidi-strong characters
immediately preceding it can cause incorrect display if we don't explicitly mark
it as being of the same directionality as the display language.  If the W3C
can't cope with Unicode standards, it should get its act together.

0029;RIGHT PARENTHESIS;Pe;0;ON;;;;;Y;CLOSING PARENTHESIS;;;; ("other neutral"
bidi class)
Comment 3 Carlos 2007-03-06 22:49:07 UTC
Aha. I understand. So it should probably be added before the summary's closing
parenthesis, too (now it appears only before the semicolon after the page
title), and not only in RC but on every listing (watchlist, contributions,
etc.). (I guess bug 6100 covers all this, so I'm not filling new duplicates ;)

Comment 4 Rotem Liss 2007-03-07 17:33:21 UTC
The direction marks were added to fix Bug 5724. They also appear in the
Watchlist, and they may be needed also in the contributions page. They are not
needed in the end of the line in the regular lists since it won't break when
using lists, but it may be needed in the enhanced recent changes (or <div> tags
can be used instead). Bug 6100 is about a completely different issue.

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