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Allow Special:Export to work with converted aliases (for Chinese, Kazakh, ...)
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Author: andreengels

Description:
It happens to me quite often that an existing page title on the Chinese
Wikipedia cannot be found using Special:Export. My suspicion is that it happens
when one specifies the page title using traditional characters. I'm reporting
this because it causes trouble with the interwiki bot, which will falsely think
that an interwiki link is going to a non-existing page


Version: 1.10.x
Severity: enhancement

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Reference
bz9419

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 9:40 PM
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brion added a comment.Mar 26 2007, 1:57 PM

Only the real title works with Special:Export, not converted aliases.

ayg wrote:

No reason we don't want Special:Export to work with aliases, though, right? (Not that I'm
volunteering to patch it.)

dherding wrote:

This is the PyWikipediaBot bug report which seems to depend on this one:
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=1731566&group_id=93107&atid=603138
[ 1731566 ] Incorrect removal of Chinese interwiki link

Mass compoment change: <some> -> Export/Import

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cscott claimed this task.Dec 14 2017, 9:09 PM
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per T11419#143928, Special:Export to work with converted aliases, this is likely to have some unexpected problems. This should be done after converting the title on the bot script side and proceeding to the next step, for example Special:Export.

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