[Mediawiki-l] Greek letters: char vs glyph?
iubito at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 06:48:45 UTC 2007
I think you'd better tweak the search. If you enter &alpha it'll find
the alpha search, but it will print & alpha ; when you'll view your article.
I've modified the search process on my site.
"Jovano Jovanke" is a well known song from Macedonia, pronounced iovano...
(the "j" is pronounced "i"). So everybody write it a different way : ïovano,
iovano, jovano... if you search for "iovano" you'll find "jovano" which is
the right orthography.
the same with a lot of diacritics letters no Latin-1, and also cyrillic...
"iovano" search also for "Йовано"... it's not yet perfect, not finished, it
was hard work
2007/8/7, Jim Hu <jimhu at tamu.edu>:
> Sigh.... my attempt to get Charinsert to insert html α etc
> instead of the character was a miserable failure.
> Putting α in charinsert still inserts a lovely greek letter,
> but it doesn't show up as α in the wikitext.
> I'd like it to be saved in the database as α so that searching
> for "alpha" finds it.
> I'm guessing that I have to tweak something. Anyone else run into this?
> On Aug 6, 2007, at 3:02 PM, Jim Hu wrote:
> > I'm playing with CharInsert and edittools on EcoliWiki, and noted
> > that greek letters are inserted as characters rather than as html
> > glyphs, e.g.
> > α vs. α
> > I was thinking of switching to the glyphs because it seems like
> > searching for alpha-something (common in chemistry and biochemistry)
> > is easier than searching for α-something. Are there important
> > reasons I should not do this?
> > Jim
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