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Bug 781 - UTF-8 Bug: umlaut misdisplayed
UTF-8 Bug: umlaut misdisplayed
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: shell, utf8
Depends on:
Blocks: 16660
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Reported: 2004-10-26 00:47 UTC by bdk
Modified: 2011-11-29 20:40 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description bdk 2004-10-26 00:47:12 UTC
After UTF-8 introduction to the german WP there have been reported problems see 
URI concerning umlauts. There is no proof yet if it is a reproducable bug though 
we suspect it to be a global problem since we have no users with diakritika in 
their nicks so far, this name i.e. škoda, němec. It seems adequate to run some 
The problem here is that the userlink is broken, see URI. The correct user is (with "ü") - please 
compare also 
where the link is correct.
An early reply will oblige Bdk and Paddy. Thanx for your trouble.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-10-26 00:49:19 UTC
Looks like the image table may need conversion. Is it just that username or others?
Comment 2 Patrick-Emil Zörner 2004-10-26 01:04:45 UTC
It especially it is a leagal problem. If the names are misspelled the GNU license seemes 
void for CD projects, Wiki readers, etc. Thank you for your understanding. 
Comment 3 Zigger 2005-06-07 03:26:05 UTC
Does the image table need to be converted as part of the 1.5 upgrade, or can it
be done anytime?
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2005-10-29 03:03:05 UTC
Bogus entries in image still seem to be there...
Comment 5 Niklas Laxström 2007-11-30 15:16:41 UTC
Is this bug still valid? The referenced image has been deleted.
Comment 6 Brion Vibber 2007-11-30 16:10:47 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 6263 ***
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2007-11-30 16:11:08 UTC
Sorry, marked wrong bug.
Comment 8 Raimond Spekking 2008-06-19 07:44:34 UTC
Update URL, the effect can still be seen on the undelete form. Was it a one time glitch and we can close this ticket? Never heard again about this bug.
Comment 9 Brion Vibber 2008-06-20 18:22:23 UTC
It's an old issue from the encoding upgrades a few years ago, but we apparently still have affected entries which require cleanup.
Comment 10 Chad H. 2009-01-02 18:34:51 UTC
Adding shell keyword, since this is an issue with old WMF data rather than current MediaWiki trunk or supported versions.
Comment 11 Happy-melon 2010-12-27 19:47:58 UTC
This seems to be stale.  Feel free to reopen if further examples emerge.
Comment 12 Brion Vibber 2011-11-29 20:40:06 UTC
Resolving out as WORKSFORME rather than LATER so we don't keep turning it up again with no problem examples; reopen if further examples emerge.

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