[Mediawiki-l] Signs in Mediawiki

Isabell Alcott uv22ealcott at googlemail.com
Tue May 8 09:54:31 UTC 2012


Hello,

when i change the font of the document, nothing happens. The signs keep the
way they are.

I dont use an import tool. I just did copy and paste the documents.

Which import tool do you recommend?

thank you so much!
:)

On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 8:13 AM, Amir E. Aharoni <
amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il> wrote:

> 2012/5/8 Isabell Alcott <uv22ealcott at googlemail.com>:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I would like to include special signs in my new 1.19 Mediawiki
> > installation, but they are showing not right. I have 200 *.doc files
> which
> > need to be indexed all into one MW Installation.
> >
> > http://s14.directupload.net/images/120508/ooantyz5.jpg
>
> How are these signs written in the doc files? Are they Unicode
> characters or are they Latin letters disguised by some "dingbats"
> font? What happens if you select such a character and change the font
> to Times New Roman? If it turns to a simple Latin letter, then you
> have two choices:
> 1. Convert the characters to the corresponding Unicode characters.
> 2. Upload them as-is, and put a <span style="font-family: 'DINGBATS
> FONT NAME'>CHARACTER</span> on each character.
>
> If they already are Unicode characters, the problem may be in the way
> you import the files. What do you use to import them into the wiki?
>
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