[pmwiki-users] Internationalization issues
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
Oliver Betz, Muenchen
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