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Bug 4024 - &foo;-style character conversion is blocked in MediaWiki messages
&foo;-style character conversion is blocked in MediaWiki messages
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low trivial with 1 vote (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-11-18 20:16 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2005-11-18 21:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

screen dump for bug 04024 (76.12 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-11-18 20:18 UTC, lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט

Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-18 20:16:59 UTC
Sorry for this!

screen dump will follow

I tried to change the message that way, that the arrow is right to the text (in
a RTL wiki).
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will not render correctly. See screen dump the characters are not rendered
properly. I suppose that "&" is translated to "&".

I made a preview copied relevant "hidden characters" / "whitespace puntuation
characters" and inserted it as
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This would work fine.

Request: MediaWiki messages are protected. No abuse should be done by sysop's
who are the only ones who can edit these messages. PLease turn the conversion
"&" -> "&" off.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
resolution will be changed to "LATER";
blocks bug 3985: character conversion (tracking)
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-11-18 20:18:03 UTC
Various messages are displayed in various ways. Many are plain text, not HTML. 
Use the actual character where necessary.
Comment 2 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-18 20:18:38 UTC
Created attachment 1084 [details]
screen dump for bug 04024
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-18 20:22:20 UTC
OK Brion. That's fair too. It only takes two hours instead of some minutes to
generate what is intended. Most people would not be able to see what is realy
coded in the message.
A tool to "trace" such messages is requested in
bug 4012: feature request: add a felexible magic character conversion to the
build in editor
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2005-11-18 20:23:03 UTC
Removing false dependency; no 'character conversion' occurs.
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-11-18 21:12:06 UTC
bug 2453: [[Special:Allmessages]] should provide information about the type of
the MediaWiki message
is a requirement to offer minimal help for people not involved in MediaWiki
development. It would make life easier because one could imediatly see how the
messages are used / rendered.

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