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Bug 17647 - Make Wikipedia's edittools easy to install and translate
Make Wikipedia's edittools easy to install and translate
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
WikiEditor (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Trevor Parscal
Depends on:
Blocks: edit-toolbar
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Reported: 2009-02-24 10:14 UTC by Gerard Meijssen
Modified: 2014-11-17 10:34 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Gerard Meijssen 2009-02-24 10:14:53 UTC
The CharInsert is particularly used with the "Edittools". This is currently a system message and a .js

I had a look at the info as provided on What would be good is if the functionality was improved because according to Splarka, the inputbox is non standard, the functionality is not localised and it would be cool if this just worked. With improved functionality, the current mess that exists on many projects can be sorted out.

A naive user like myself is currently lost when he tries to install this functionality.
Comment 1 Roan Kattouw 2009-02-24 16:56:28 UTC
Tweaking summary
Comment 2 Splarka 2009-02-24 17:00:00 UTC
To clarify: Gerard wants (in part) the dropdown box as used on many Wikimedia wikis, that lets you select a character set from the available edit tools (for example: ) to be natively supported in CharInsert extension.
Comment 3 Gerard Meijssen 2009-02-24 18:07:28 UTC
The one thing I particularly want is _one_ bit of functionality that just works. Currently there are "implementatons" of the Edittools in many places. Having one Edittools EXTENSION would focus the functionality and allow for a best of breed.
Comment 4 Danny B. 2009-02-24 18:12:12 UTC
Bug 11130 related.
Comment 5 Brion Vibber 2009-08-12 23:32:38 UTC
This is being covered by the special characters component in the new edit toolbar which the usability initiative is working on. Reassigning to Trevor.
Comment 6 Trevor Parscal 2009-09-03 18:16:21 UTC
The new character insertion utility in the EditToolbar extension's use of wikiEditor totally solves this.
Comment 7 DieBuche 2010-10-20 16:32:39 UTC
nope, it does not, since you can insert a character, but you can't (natively) specify to encapsulate the selection (eg. with <includeonly></includeonly>)
Comment 8 Roan Kattouw 2010-10-20 17:56:13 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)
> nope, it does not, since you can insert a character, but you can't (natively)
> specify to encapsulate the selection (eg. with <includeonly></includeonly>)
Yes you can. Some built-in toolbar buttons do this to. The way it's done is by using the pre and post parameters. The documentation on all this sucks and should be updated.

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