AWB typo fixing recognises "a" or "A" before a vowel and corrects it to "an" or "An". All good. However it misses cases where the vowel is separated from the article by link syntax eg "A [[iron..." . An enhancement to recognise this would be good. @Arb 18:21, 2 January 2013 (UTC)
@Magioladitis 01:46, 3 January 2013 (UTC) wrote:
I think this is typo fixing and we have a special page for this.
@Arb 03:37, 3 January 2013 (UTC) wrote:
Thanks for pointing that out. Just had a look. If we're on the same page it's all RegX. Not something I've got round to learning yet so someone else will have to code this.
@GoingBatty 04:00, 3 January 2013 (UTC) wrote:
Since AWB prevents typo fixing within wikilinks, I'm not sure that the existing logic would allow us to write a rule that would do this. May want to ask at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia talk:AutoWikiBrowser/Typos and provide an example article.
@John_of_Reading 21:35, 17 March 2013 (UTC) wrote:
I've fixed 6,700 of these this month using a database scan and custom find+replace rules. I agree that it would be nice if the standard typo-fixer could do this fix, but I can see that it would be hard to slot into the existing scheme.
@Magioladitis 22:28, 13 May 2013 (UTC) wrote:
Is this done by typo fixing now? Should I archive it?
@GoingBatty 01:47, 14 May 2013 (UTC) wrote:
No it's not, since AWB ignores wikilinks when fixing typos.
The bot request is likely to be declined, so this is not a good reason to close this. The request here is to extend AWB typo-fixing to handle phrases involving piped links. AWB typo-fixing always requires editor review and discretion to avoid saving false positives.