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Bug 10445 - Charset problem with date in signatures
Charset problem with date in signatures
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 751
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
PC Windows Server 2003
: Normal minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-07-03 08:35 UTC by Romain Riviere
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:52 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Romain Riviere 2007-07-03 08:35:55 UTC
When using the ~~~~ or ~~~~~ on a localised system (French in my case), it *seems* that the produced string is ISO-8859-1 encoded regardless of PHP's setting. As a result, the string for "summer time" being "heure d'été", the "é" appear as � when read the UTF-8 way.

Since the default charset should now be UTF-8, may I suggest that in Parser.php, lines 3701-3702

		$d = $wgContLang->timeanddate( date( 'YmdHis' ), false, false) .
		  ' (' . date( 'T' ) . ')';

be changed to

		$d = $wgContLang->timeanddate( date( 'YmdHis' ), false, false) .
		  ' (' . utf8_encode(date( 'T' )) . ')';


This "Works For Me (tm)", and I don't think it would break much ...

Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2007-07-03 18:27:00 UTC
utf8_encode() unfortunately would be specific to Latin-1 locales; this issue exists on Windows for other languages and charsets as well.

It may or may not be possible to get clean info out of the system for this; or else make some estimates...

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 751 ***

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