Jon B | 1 Jan 06:07 2006
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W3M browser doesn't handle Unicode?

I was told that the W3M browser doesn't display Unicode characters
correctly, but more importantly, I noticed that it strips them during
saves.  It should be added to the blacklist for the Unicode
workaround.

http://w3m.sourceforge.net/

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special_characters#The_workaround

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Omegatron&diff=33447368&oldid=33351989
Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason | 1 Jan 08:58 2006
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Re: W3M browser doesn't handle Unicode?

On 1/1/06, Jon B <xzql3ik02 <at> sneakemail.com> wrote:
> I was told that the W3M browser doesn't display Unicode characters
> correctly, but more importantly, I noticed that it strips them during
> saves.  It should be added to the blacklist for the Unicode
> workaround.

First of all I presume you're talking about multibyte characters
because ASCII is also a subset of unicode (and there are other
single-byte characters besides the ASCII characters).

* What version of w3m is this?
* What platform is it running on?
* What are the language & locale settings?

It seems to be a user problem and not a w3m problem, I was able to
correctly save one, two, three and four byte characters on my
MediaWiki installation using w3m/0.5.1+cvs-1.938 and the en_US.utf8
locale using a utf8 xterm, however running the browser with a
non-unicode locale (such as C) results in it saving incorrect
characters.
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Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason | 1 Jan 10:26 2006
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Re: [MediaWiki-CVS] phase3 RELEASE-NOTES,1.618,1.619

On 12/29/05, Brion Vibber <vibber <at> users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Update of /cvsroot/wikipedia/phase3
> In directory sc8-pr-cvs1.sourceforge.net:/tmp/cvs-serv8843
>
> Modified Files:
>         RELEASE-NOTES
> Log Message:
> * Fix for short_open_tag off again; please don't break this, guys

Tip: If you use vim put this in your .vimrc:

let php_noShortTags = 1

then <? echo "x"; ?> won't be highlighted as is the default, but the
same code with <?php will be.
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Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason | 1 Jan 11:50 2006
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MediaWiki CVS statistics

As my first toolserver project I've made some statistics of the
activity in our CVS repository. I made aggregated statistics of the
whole repository[1] as well as statistics for individual modules[2].
You'll see per commiter statistics there, LOC statistics, file &
directory statistics and changelogs. Addidionally I've put the raw CVS
changelogs up there too[4], and finally the whole thing can be
downloaded[3] for local viewing & hacking, just make sure you're
*ahem* adhering to the license[5].

1. http://tools.wikimedia.de/~avar/cvs/html/all/
2. http://tools.wikimedia.de/~avar/cvs/html/
3. http://tools.wikimedia.de/~avar/cvs/cvs.tar.gz
4. http://tools.wikimedia.de/~avar/cvs/log/
5. http://tools.wikimedia.de/~avar/cvs/COPYING
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Adrian Buehlmann | 1 Jan 13:32 2006

Idea for explicit revision transclusion of templates

I think it would be very helpful if we could say per article
which version of a template should be transcluded.

I do not know how that could be done in wiki syntax best. Just as a
(possibly bad) example:

For example inside the article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush
the text:

<use oldid=33403194>Template:Infobox President</use>

could specify that version
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Infobox_President&oldid=33403194

of the template should be used on that article (instead of the newest one).

Just and idea. I think that would help stop the shooting of prominent articles
via templates.

Adrian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Adrian_Buehlmann
Servien Ilaino | 1 Jan 15:35 2006
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Asking for immediate set-up for new wikipedias! (urgent)

Please start the new year with a new wikipedia, we are all so sick of
waiting for the creation of these wikipedia's... there hasn't been a
single "recent new wiki". The last must have been about 3 months back
or so...

There are ones with official ISO codes. Don't disappoint us in this
new year. We'd all like to get the wiki's started and going! So mark
this as URGENT in your diary.

Details can be found on:
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Approved_requests_for_new_languages

Official ISO code:
2.1.1 Nedersaksisch/Dutch Low Saxon (22 support; 3 oppose [thereof 2
anon votes])
2.1.2 Vlax Romany (11 support, 1 oppose [anonymous])
2.1.3 West Flemish (15 support, 1 object)
2.1.4 Ligurian (16 support thereof 5 native speakers, 3 oppose)

Non-official
2.2.1 Samogitian (Žemaitėška) (11)
2.2.2 Banyumasan (8)
2.2.3 Ripuarian (19 support [thereof 3 anonymus votes]; 2 oppose)
2.2.4 Pennsylvania German (17 support; 1 oppose)

Regards,
Servien Ilaino
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Jakob Voss | 1 Jan 16:00 2006
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Re: Conditional templates

Phil Boswell wrote:

> I know that at east one solution has been proposed 
> (http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:AzaToth/Logic which I personally think 
> is over-egging the pudding, but is a good first step) but I have heard 
> absolutely nothing as to whether anybody is ever going to actually do 
> anything about it.

What the **** is that? We don't need geek-features but a simple solution.

> In the meantime, various users (Netoholic and SnowSpinner chief amongst 
> them) are making vaguely threatening rumblings which imply simply destroying 
> any and all templates which use anything like conditional code: the dreaded 
> "meta-template" term is bandied about with wild abandon. Other users, in a 
> mad attempt to escape from the [[WP:AUM]] bludgeon, are driven to perpetrate 
> atrocities like this: 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Template:Infobox_TV_channel&oldid=33042068 
> (warning: obscene code alert).

You can never prevent authors to write bad code. I'm currently 
introducing conditional templates in the German Wikipedia for some small 
and simple templates with up two 3 parameters [1]. Everything else is 
too complex for authors anyway.

> The only response I have heard from anybody on the development side is "we 
> don't want it Turing compliant", which I assume means that they don't want 
> sufficient bells and whistles to make it possible to write nasty little 
> virus thingies.
> 
> Well, neither do the users: we simply want something in Mediawiki which will 
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Arbeo M | 1 Jan 17:37 2006
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Re: Asking for immediate set-up for new wikipedias! (urgent)

I can only support Servien's request. It'd really, really kind of you if somebody could take care of this
matter pretty soon. Lots of people will surely appreciate it.

 Maybe some of you speak French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Italian, Russian or Swedish as a  native language. 
You see, if no developer had taken the time to set up new subdomains for those languages at some point in time
... there simply wouldn't be a Wikipedia in your language by now. Please think about that for a second.

 Thanks for your consideration!

 Arbeo

 

 Servien Ilaino wrote:

 Please start the new year with a new wikipedia, we are all so sick of
 waiting for the creation of these wikipedia's... there hasn't been a
 single "recent new wiki". The last must have been about 3 months back
 or so...

 There are ones with official ISO codes. Don't disappoint us in this
 new year. We'd all like to get the wiki's started and going! So mark
 this as URGENT in your diary.

 Details can be found on:
 http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Approved_requests_for_new_languages

 Official ISO code:
 2.1.1 Nedersaksisch/Dutch Low Saxon (22 support; 3 oppose [thereof 2
 anon votes])
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Frando | 1 Jan 18:59 2006
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Re: Tasks extension can now create tasks upon article creation

Hello,

I've just tested the tasks extension (btw: amazing work so far, should 
be launched in the wikipedias ASAP!) and found a rather important bug in 
Opera 8.1:
On the "Tasks"-page on any article, the SELECT-List containing the task 
types for creating a new task is just not visible ;)
It's visible on the left side in firefox and IE, but in opera there's 
just a white space...

So what has still to be done until it can be launched?
Just testing or are still features missing?

best regards,
Frando
GerardM | 2 Jan 00:17 2006
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Re: Re: Tasks extension can now create tasks upon article creation

Hoi,
When important bugs are not resolved, it seems obvious that it may
need more testing. Is that not obvious ??

Thanks,
   GerardM

On 1/1/06, Frando <frando <at> xcite-online.de> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I've just tested the tasks extension (btw: amazing work so far, should
> be launched in the wikipedias ASAP!) and found a rather important bug in
> Opera 8.1:
> On the "Tasks"-page on any article, the SELECT-List containing the task
> types for creating a new task is just not visible ;)
> It's visible on the left side in firefox and IE, but in opera there's
> just a white space...
>
> So what has still to be done until it can be launched?
> Just testing or are still features missing?
>
> best regards,
> Frando
>
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