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Slovak(Slovakia) language is actually Slovenian(Slovenia)

Chinese (unicode?) article title created, breaks interface The Anome, Thursday, April 4, 2002

Some one has managed to create f (link removed)

with all sorts of nasty consequences (try to edit it, for example).

This may be the same issue as above. Go to Poincaré conjecture, then click on "edit this link". On IE 6, I get a page "Poincaré conjecture". In order to actually edit the article, or access its history, you'll have to manually enter something like

I suppose the links produced by the script should always use these % escapes for non-ascii characters. AxelBoldt, Tuesday, April 9, 2002

Non-ascii in titles

  • (2002/1/21) -- ISO-8859-2 characters cannot be in title of article - number of international wikipedias need this ...
    • I'll wait for the English script and the bomis CVS to go online, there are some people who know the character encoding things better than me... --Magnus Manske

Japanese Wikipedia marked as ISO 8859-1 2001-12-31 is illegible with IE 5.0 (Mac) because its HTTP (MIME) header includes the line

Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

The charset should be changed to something appropriate (Shift_JIS or UTF8), or removed and replaced by the equivalent META tag.

On a similar note, visitors to should be automatically redirected to the Wikipedia written in the language of their choice, as expressed in their browser language preferences. -- poslfit

The same problem occurs in Netscape 4.77. However, IE5 works fine. This is very similar and may be related to the problem reported at the bottom of this page. See talk:Ranma 1 for details.

wrong Slovak webside I'm sorry but your hyperlink has send me to slovenia not slovakia!

Technical: IPA

Moved from Wikipedia:Village Pump

Why is it that on IE 5, while this web site can display every single IPA letters and diacritics correctly, none of the Wikipedias can display any, except the standard 26 English letters? Something looks wrong. We should better WP. --Menchi 07:13 May 7, 2003 (UTC)

Suggestion: keep using SAMPA in markup, but provide an option to have this "translated" into IPA characters if the user chooses. -- Tarquin 08:23 May 7, 2003 (UTC)

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