[Mediawiki-l] Re: Re: accents not appearing correctly

muyuubyou muyuubyou at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 12:34:54 UTC 2006

[ 'é' and japanese 'ki' not being in the same league for the vast
majority of editors in the world, that wasn't a false statement.

I can agree to take back my claim of 'é' being ASCII ("extended" or
not) because strictly it isn't ]

Hugh, can you reply and let me know if my suggestion worked?

Mr Vibber, pissed or not, it would be wise to reply to questions from
users with more diplomacy, regardless of the tone used in the question
in the first place. Granted you were told to be "speaking nonsense"
when you were right, but instead of "you have no idea what you're
talking about, é and japanese code are both the same for UTF8 " you
could have said "actually, both of them have to be encoded properly in
UTF8" and nothing would have happened. Please don't take this

Is this the right list for suggestions? if so, please take my previous
comment about UTF8 and UTF16 as a suggestion, please don't snip it
out. Just by having UTF8 AND UTF16 things would improve. Sure it's a
lot of work, but it's just a thing to consider for the future.

Different issue (sorry to mix stuff, but the list is busy enough already)

My issue with Firefox is happening in my installation but not in
wikipedia. Not sure what it is, but I'll try to find out when I have
more time.

The following only occurs with Chinese and Japanese text in page titles:

Basically when I pass the script an existing page, it opens it no
problem in all browsers; but when I pass the script an unexisting one,
it mangles the title only on firefox (don't have other mozilla
browsers installed at the moment at home, must check it out with
Mozilla, Seamonkey, Netscape...). Opera works just fine. IE and IE
based ones too. It's probably some strange behavior from the
browser... but then again it doesn't happen with Wikipedia. Just in
case someone has any pointers.

If it's something easy please don't scold me, I'm just a user who
hasn't looked too much into the code *hides away*

On 2/7/06, Brion Vibber <brion at pobox.com> wrote:
> muyuubyou wrote:
> [snipped excuses for making false statements claimed as corrections for
> "mistakes" which were true statements]
> The only relevant thing in this discussion is that you always have to save your
> text files in the proper encoding (which for MediaWiki is always UTF-8, the
> standard Unicode encoding for Unix and text-based communication protocols).
> -- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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