Ok, well the problem is not that great, I have corrected two files in two
months, which is nothing. If theres nothing to do, its not the end of the
Strange though, that the browser accept ä and ö but not å.
I suppose its because a large number of european users are German, while
theres too less of the old Swedes, thats why å was not implemented.
Nothing to do, and its not a big problem anyhow. Over and Out.- Dan
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andre Engels" <engels(a)uni-koblenz.de>
Sent: Friday, February 21, 2003 2:53 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikitech-l] Re: [Wikitech-l] Swedish umlaut å, ä, and ö.
On Fri, 21 Feb 2003, Dan Koehl wrote:
> Im sorry, the letter å is to common in our language that it makes sence
> replace it with code å, at least for
new wikipedians, it has to be
> autmatically done, like any modern HTML editor would do.
> Othervise were back to making editing difficult, when it should be
> Since ä and ö which is present in the German langauges is working OK,
> å is the unique Swedish letter (not present in
any other language?) I
> belive there is something with the script, and
how it translates letters
> code. Im pretty sure that somewehere in the code
theres lines which
and ö working,
while å is lacking. Am I wrong?
Yes, you are wrong. The script is not doing anything, as I said before, it
the browsers (and/or more specifically the editors on
them) that are at
As far as I understand it, these editors do not have å
in their character
while they do have ä and ö. Note that a similar thing
happened in Tomasz
Wegrzanowski's email. And the email surely won't go through Wikipedia's
script, will it?
Another way to see that it is not caused by the PHP script, is that it
for some people but not all - the PHP script just sees
the text that is
as input, so if it causes problems with some users,
those users must be
inputting a different text.
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