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Bug 40300 - Broken autocomplete for Arabic scripts
Broken autocomplete for Arabic scripts
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 33242
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: i18n, javascript, need-volunteer
Depends on:
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Reported: 2012-09-17 14:54 UTC by Aude
Modified: 2012-09-20 15:19 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

autocomplete broken in arabic scripts (97.15 KB, image/png)
2012-09-17 14:54 UTC, Aude

Description Aude 2012-09-17 14:54:45 UTC
Created attachment 11118 [details]
autocomplete broken in arabic scripts

The highlighting used in the autocomplete JavaScript is problematic for languages (e.g. Farsi, Urdu, Arabic, ...) using Arabic script. When bolding is applied to matching characters, it breaks how the letters in the work ought to connect.

The problem occurs on the ItemView page, when selecting a site link page, and anywhere else the highlighting is used.

For Arabic language scripts, I think bolding is unnecessary for autocomplete.
Comment 1 jeblad 2012-09-19 16:09:56 UTC
Use <b> but style it appropriately, or use <strong>.
Comment 2 Aude 2012-09-19 16:39:51 UTC
<b> or <strong> cause the problem and it's not a solution.
Comment 3 denny vrandecic 2012-09-20 09:34:20 UTC
That's a problem with MediaWiki in general, it has the same behaviour on the ar.wikipedia.
Comment 4 Srikanth Logic 2012-09-20 11:46:37 UTC
Similar issue was fixed for Indic languages in in ULS
Comment 5 Srikanth Logic 2012-09-20 11:51:03 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Similar issue was fixed for Indic languages in
> in ULS

Err got confused. The above may be related but doesnt really fix the same problem. This bug is possibly a duplicate of bug 33242
Comment 6 Amir E. Aharoni 2012-09-20 15:17:09 UTC
It happens in regular search windows on Wikipedia, too. Moving to MediaWiki core. I wonder whether there's a dupe of it somewhere.
Comment 7 Amir E. Aharoni 2012-09-20 15:19:31 UTC
Of course it's a dupe - I should have read previous comments.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 33242 ***

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