00210: Displaying Romanian Characters during editing

Summary: Displaying Romanian Characters during editing
Created: 2004-12-05 14:29
Status: Closed - fixed for 2.0.beta8
Category: Feature
From: DBS
Priority: 3
Version: 2.0 beta 5
OS: SunOS 5.9/Apache/1.3.29 /PHP 4.3.2

Description: To correctly display the Romanian characters: Ă ă Ş ş Ţ ţ, one must write Ă ă Ş ş Ţ ţ. This makes editing very difficult because:

  1. During editing, pages containig those charactes are very hard to read and this discurages users from editing them
  2. If users write those characters directly instead of the above codes they could generate a different set of characters: Ã ã â ª º Þ þ

Ideally, the user would just copy and paste these characters when editing a page, they will display correctly in the saved page and will stay unchanged when coming back to edit the page.

I'm currently working on UTF-8 support in PmWiki -- try adding them to UTF8.TestRomanianChars and tell me if it works there. --Pm

Yes, it works perfectly. How can I get the same functionality? DBS

Should be available in 2.0.beta7, releasing later today. --Pm

To be more precise. The described issue can be solved by setting $HTTPHeaders[] = 'Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8;'; in local/config.php

However the latest features allows UTF-8 characters to be use directly as WikiWords for example [[utf-8char]] instead of [[url | utf-8char]] --Ken