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Bug 18814 - Preserve or generate a hyphenated ISBN at Book sources
Preserve or generate a hyphenated ISBN at Book sources
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Blocks: 29473
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Reported: 2009-05-16 02:52 UTC by Fernando Cosso
Modified: 2011-12-14 17:37 UTC (History)
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Description Fernando Cosso 2009-05-16 02:52:07 UTC
Is there a chance to modify Wikimedia so that it generates the hyphenated ISBN parameter under a special name such as HYPHENATED_ISBN?

Some online bookstores require hyphens in the ISBN search clause. I'd like to be able to write ISBN 5-7380-0015-3 (or at least {{ISBN|5-7380-0015-3}}), select Ozon.ru and arrive at

 http://www.ozon.ru/?context=search&text=5-7380-0015-3

I'd like to be able to use a hyphenated ISBN parameter for this purpose, such as

 http://www.ozon.ru/?context=search&text=HYPHENATED_ISBN

Also, I am not sure why Mediawiki's parsing of the regular article text ISBN ... throws hyphens away on converting the text to [[Special:Book sources/PARSEDNUMBER]]. This seems to be redundant because further substitution of MAGICNUMBER on the Book sources page throws hyphens away regardless of the format of the parameter to that page.

Finally, it would be nice if Mediawiki could automatically hyphenate non-hyphenated ISBN numbers provided in the regular article text, ISBN ... when generating its HYPHENATED_ISBN substitution in the Book sources page.
Comment 1 Ilguiz Latypov 2009-05-16 04:27:54 UTC
This was suggested in the Boot sources Wikipedia talk page,

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Book_sources#Preserve_or_generate_a_hyphenated_ISBN
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2009-05-18 18:05:46 UTC
Adding a quick link to the documention on how to normalize the hyphenation...

http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/international/hyphenation-instructions.asp

eww :D

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