Talk:User group meeting & agenda 24 September 2008

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Diltsgd 02:28, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

Could we have a discussion about foreign languages, foreign language pages (if any), and the how to get started page at https://FamilySearch Wiki:Non-English versions of the wiki ?

Diltsgd 02:39, 20 September 2008 (UTC)

The FHL has a small sheet of keystroke combinations used to insert diacritics for most Romanic languages, I spotted one last week there, but didn't think to pick one up, someone should go over there and get a few copies to give out, I'll try to get any when I come up tomorrow.

This should help on the foreign language place names and words that are necessary even on English-language pages.

JamesAnderson 16:48, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

I'm familiar with that sheet, but that is not the issue of concern. It is the use of diacritics in the url addresses that is being addressed. What about Slavic languages, German, Nordic - those are covered in the matter for Michael Ritchey to address in user group. I brought several points why the diacritics should not be used at all in the urls to keep them clean so everybody in all types of browsers and ISOs can see the exact same thing without any diacritics to drive them crazy. I will have list of reasons on paper for distribution in the user group meeting. dsammy 17:28, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Is there an example of such a URL that has the diacritics in the URL so that we can see what is going on here?  It would help for us to know what you're seeing ahead of tomorrow.  Also, indicate what browsers may be having a cow with the diacritics if there are problems with one or more, and if anyone has Google Chrome, let us know what's going on there too, this has surpassed Opera in market share now.  JamesAnderson 19:31, 23 September 2008 (UTC)