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short URLs for non-latin pages

Artem Vasiliev
Hi all!

I'm seeking a way to get rid of those huge URLs for pages with
non-latin symbols in their titles (in my case it's Russian). I found
an unresolved request #1450 in mediazilla (http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1450) on this theme, it contains
a comment with quite interesting advice (to use page id for it, like
/index.php?title=-&curid=1367).

Are there any more contemporary solutions to this issue? Ideally I'd
like to have URL for a page in a field separate from Title, perhaps
populated automatically with transliterated name of the page.

Thanks in advance,
Artem.


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Re: short URLs for non-latin pages

Brion Vibber
Artem wrote:
> Hi all!
>
> I'm seeking a way to get rid of those huge URLs for pages with
> non-latin symbols in their titles (in my case it's Russian).

1) Use a modern browser like Safari that understands IRIs.
or
2) Use swiki instead of MediaWiki.

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Re: short URLs for non-latin pages

Artem Vasiliev
Hello Brion!

Thanks for your advice. I'm asking because I want to make my wiki
comfortable for the users, and I'm surely not going to force them all
to use Safari or whatever else particular browser. "swiki" is an
option, I'll check it. I'd like to use mediawiki though because it has
features (markup in particular) of a popular wiki which means less
cognitive dissonance - for the users again :)

For now according to advice in comment for mediazilla #1450 I made
"short link" item in toolbox, it's like
http://my-server/index.php?title=-&curid=1
It's of limited use but still works.

BV> 1) Use a modern browser like Safari that understands IRIs.
BV> or
BV> 2) Use swiki instead of MediaWiki.

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With best regards,
 Artem

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