[pmwiki-users] Internationalization issues

Oliver Betz list_ob at gmx.net
Sat Mar 3 11:05:06 CST 2007

Patrick R. Michaud wrote:

[8 bit characters in filenames]

> It depends on how well the various utilities and filesystems understand
> the character encoding that was used when the pages were created.
> On some Linux systems the characters look fine (ISO-8859-1) or not
> find (UTF-8).  On OS/X systems, only UTF-8 encodings are allowed in
> filenames.  Windows has its own set of restrictions.  

reconsidering this, I'm convinced now that 8 bit characters must not 
be used for filenames.

Since I can't hold German wiki users from using Umlauts in page 
names, I'm not sure how to proceed now.


> > How are version dependencies (PmWiki version <-> i18n version) 
> > handled?
> AFAIK there shouldn't be many serious version dependencies, at least
> not to the non-beta distributions.

I considered 2.2.0-beta the right choice for a new installation. 
That's the version I do all learning and testing with.

[which pages go to the i18n distribution?]

To make the maintenance of the pages easier, a cross reference tool 
would be very useful: starting with XLPage looking for every page 
referenced anyhow (recursively).

I started to do this manually but it gets rather complicated from a 
certain level.

Oliver Betz, Muenchen

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