Created: 2006-02-21 18:08
Status: Closed - not a bug
PmWiki doesn't do any such conversions on its own -- there must be some other component that is performing the conversion. I suspect its your browser that is actually changing the characters.
In particular, my browser (Firefox 1.5) is automatically converting "Ā" into
One thing to note is that that macron characters are outside of the 0-255 codepoint range, so unless a site is using UTF-8 a browser might be very confused and simply try to map things onto ISO-8859-1 (Latin-1, PmWiki's default).
At any rate, I don't think this is a PmWiki bug but is instead a browser bug. What browser are you using?
I see, I mainly use IE 6.02, but I also test with Opera 8 and Firefox 1.5, all of which converted as you found above on PmWiki (but not my wikis).
After more testing it is related to the generation of the macron character, at home I use the Microsoft Mâori keyboard on XP (see language settings), at work it is a a program called Patuhi. Having said all that I have yet to determine how to stop it happening on my wikis, when I find out I'll tell ya.
thanks to you PM
It's possible that Apache is sending the wrong content-type or character set. I've seen instances where Apache likes to enforce utf-8 on character sets even when the application specifies a different one. Is there a url I could test so that I could see the headers your server is sending back? Perhaps that would provide a clue.
It is quite confusing. Even using the Microsoft Māori language keyboard (eg in this ūpdātē) while the character displays correctly in the text area before submission, it is wrong afterwards - when displayed.
Yes, please try http://ttc.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Test/Macron, unfortunately the site I am having most trouble with is an intranet.