[pmwiki-users] translation difficulties
5ko at 5ko.fr
Mon Dec 27 19:14:34 CST 2010
On Monday 27 December 2010 12:19:14, Peter Bowers wrote :
> I'm in process of translating PmWiki into shqip and having some
> difficulties with special characters.
> Obviously this has something to do with character sets and the whole UTF-8
> thing, but I'm kind of hazy on this whole area...
Sigh. Indeed I should improve this. :-(
On pmwiki.org and on a clean default installation, if you haven't called
xlpage-utf-8.php, and if you haven't loaded an XLPage defining an encoding,
then Latin-1 is assumed and used.
So, when you are about to create the XLPage and paste your special characters
that are outside of the Latin-1 charset, Mozilla browsers submit them as
unicode HTML-entities. (I'm not sure what other browsers do: if they submit
your text characters, they may well become question marks when saved.)
But when you save the page, if the page sets the utf-8 encoding then the next
load is in utf-8. You no longer need HTML-entities, they are more difficult or
even impossible to edit in non-latin languages.
> (1) How *should* I have done the above? Different order, different steps,
*You* shouldn't have to do it differently, *I* should fix it so that it
doesn't behave this way.
Currently you could edit the XLPage, set only the entry
'xlpage-i18n' => 'utf-8',
save the page, and after that re-edit and fill in all the translations.
If a PmWikiXx/XLPage doesn't exist, pmwiki.org should now assume the UTF-8
encoding which supports all characters from all languages.
> (2) How can I get the text from PmWikiSq/XLPage now that it's messed up? I
> can copy/paste from my local copy, but if I didn't have that solution
> available what would I do then?
If pressing the "Back" button on your browser doesn't show the text area as
you submitted it, it is likely that you have to re-type the page. :-)
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