The obvious solution is in using fonts that work properly for a language
as it is possible to use a font based on the language code used for a text
(standard MediaWiki functionality).
It is therefore only a matter of using the right font and almost
everything will be good.
The obvious question is, is there a freely licensed font that can be used.
On 28 January 2016 at 18:32, Bojan Jankuloski <bojan.jankuloski(a)gmail.com
I writing to you by recoomendation of Andre
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:AKlapper_(WMF)> about the issue,
and he said that I should ask The Language Engineering team about the issue
I wrote about.
I am writing as a bureaucrat of mk.wiki on the suggestion of other
active editors and admins who feel that there is one issue that needs
addressing on our wiki.
Namely, that is the italics, whenever we use them. Unicode automatically
shows the East Slavic italics, where several letters are different than in
our own (and Serbian) alphabet. See the heading Differences from other
the Serbian alphabet article (the image to the right shows the
differences.. The correct ones for Macedonian and Serbian are i in the
rightmost, yellow column). Same applies to Macedonian, i.e. it is the same
letters that are different. In the text further near the end of the
section, it mentions OpenType and things I don't udnerstand.
Our question, as a wiki-community is: is it possible to have something
done on our wiki (something to be installed) or elsewhere, so that we will
get the proper letters? I know that some free fonts support this, but I am
not sure which. I am sure the Serbians will also be interested to implement
this on their wiki (although their case is somewhat more complicated by the
fact they use dual script on all pages).
We, as a community, use different operating systems and browsers, but
everyone sees the Russian-Bulgarian italics, not the Macedonian/Serbian
Below I have a screenshot of a test I just made for each of the letters.
Here is again the table of differences
The ones we want are in the rightmost (yellow) column. We are asking if it
is possible for all italics to be displayed this way on the wiki. This will
need some special intervention (I assume) as currently we don't have them,
but the Russo-Bulgarian in stead. (See screenshot below)
This applies to every OS and browser, because it is a standard by
Unicode that hasn't been modified yet to introduce our letters, and so it
is, by definition, impossible for us to get Maced./Serb. italics without
tweaks in the wiki. Our question is: are those tweaks possible, so our
italics will look like that in the yellow column.
I hope there may be a solution for our community.
Thank you very much,
User: User Bjankuloski06 / Б. Јанкулоски
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