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Add local characters to Latvian link trail
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When one creats such wikilink [[Alūksnes pils]]drupās, the link (red or blue, it doesn't matter) are just for Alūksnes pilsdrup part, ās doesn't get wikilinked. The same happens also if you change ā to for example ģ, so it should be encoding-related issue. Tested at Latvian and English Wikipedia.

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TTO renamed this task from Encoding problems in wikilinks to Add local characters to Latvian link trail.Jul 22 2015, 12:38 PM
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Each locale has its own set of "link trail" characters which automatically get absorbed into wikilinks. The link trail is currently not set for Latvian.

I guess you have a good point, I wonder why the default (English) link trail does not include other Latin-alphabet characters. Any i18n experts who can answer that?

Change 226300 had a related patch set uploaded (by Amire80):
Add linktrail for Latvian

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/226300

Each locale has its own set of "link trail" characters which automatically get absorbed into wikilinks. The link trail is currently not set for Latvian.
I guess you have a good point, I wonder why the default (English) link trail does not include other Latin-alphabet characters. Any i18n experts who can answer that?

To the best of my understanding, linktrail as originally made for very simple English endings like -s and -ing, so it makes sense that English doesn't need accented characters.

@Nikerabbit may have more details.

TTO added a comment.Jul 22 2015, 2:27 PM

I guess my question is, why not provide English with a more complete linktrail which can then be usefully inherited by other Latin-alphabet languages? @Nikerabbit?

Change 226300 merged by jenkins-bot:
Add linktrail for Latvian

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/226300

Nikerabbit closed this task as Resolved.Jul 22 2015, 7:50 PM
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