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Bug 9433 - indic language rendered incorrectly when logged in
indic language rendered incorrectly when logged in
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-03-28 09:25 UTC by aravind
Modified: 2007-05-08 05:45 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

screenshot of a page using indic languages - user not looged in (128.61 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-04-13 08:31 UTC, aravind
screenshot of a page using indic languages - user logged in (132.67 KB, image/jpeg)
2007-04-13 08:32 UTC, aravind

Description aravind 2007-03-28 09:25:09 UTC
indic language in some places (for example the second word in the wikipedia
article ( does not render correctly
in any skin when i'm logged in.

on the same page, other words in indic scripts do render correctly (like the
links to other wikipedias)

strangely, the same thing renders correctly when you are logged out,
irrespective of skin (i checked others using ?useskin=)
Comment 1 aravind 2007-03-28 09:30:14 UTC
by the way, i'm using firefox 2.0 on a windows xp machine and accessing the net
through a Squid proxy server.
Comment 2 Raimond Spekking 2007-04-13 06:18:38 UTC
Can you provide screenshots (logged out/in) please? At least I am not familiar
with the indic language to see what is broken. Thank you.
Comment 3 aravind 2007-04-13 08:31:12 UTC
Created attachment 3442 [details]
screenshot of a page using indic languages - user not looged in 

correct behaviour
Comment 4 aravind 2007-04-13 08:32:23 UTC
Created attachment 3443 [details]
screenshot of a page using indic languages - user logged in

incorrect behaviour
Comment 5 Raimond Spekking 2007-04-13 08:42:40 UTC
I cannot confirm the problem on my PC (WinXP with FF The generated
HTML sourcecode is the same for logged in/out users:

(<a href="/wiki/Tamil_language" title="Tamil language">Tamil</a>: <span
xml:lang="ta" lang="ta">கோயம்பத்தூர்</span>)
Comment 6 Shinjiman 2007-04-13 09:24:51 UTC
I have tested also, cannot confirm the problem on my PC (IE7 on WinXP and FF 
on WinXP). The text rendered are the same.
Comment 7 Shinjiman 2007-04-15 02:40:04 UTC
I have also tested in the Linux platform (using Firefox on Fedora 6),
and the text rendered are the same. Please check that you have updated with
latest updates for the software, especially the font and xorg updates.
Comment 8 Shinjiman 2007-05-08 04:47:53 UTC
Since there's no someone else have the same problem that reproduced using 
different environment and settings, I have marked as WORKSFORME for this, please 
reopen this bug when the same problem exists in different environments.
Comment 9 aravind 2007-05-08 05:45:50 UTC
The HTML is identical, so it could be an issue with the HTTP headers (perhaps
Content-Encoding?) being modified by the proxy server. I was not able to check
what headers reach me when I'm logged in.

The proxy server on my network is squid/2.6.STABLE5. I don't have access to the
configuration, sorry.

Could you please check if MediaWiki is sending the same HTTP headers when the
user is logged in?

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