Partial linking of Arabic words can break glyph rendering, in Chrome always and Firefox inside VE
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"Try selecting a segment of a word and link it; letters split."
Neil confirms it's still happening on the beta cluster as of Fri, 24 June.

Elitre created this task.Jul 4 2016, 5:18 PM
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So my reading of this is the graphical representation of:

alqasd

and

al<a href="qasd">qasd</a>

are different. But from what I can see they are different in read mode as well, so I'm not sure this is a VE bug...

Looks like it is broken in read on Chrome, but in Firefox it only breaks due to VE's link nails. Until we have a reasonable alternative to link nails there is no way to fix this without breaking much more useful functionality.

Esanders renamed this task from Linking issue on ar.wp to Partial linking of Arabic words can break glyph rendering.Jul 5 2016, 3:47 PM

Looks like it is broken in read on Chrome

This part should be filed upstream with Google.

Elitre added a comment.Jul 5 2016, 3:51 PM

Then this probably means that the Arabic script wikis group shouldn't be our next candidate while we move forward with T93387?

Elitre awarded a token.Jul 5 2016, 4:52 PM

Then this probably means that the Arabic script wikis group shouldn't be our next candidate while we move forward with T93387?

I don't think so for two reasons:

  1. It is still an improvement on wikitext, where it will also render split as al[[qasb]]
  2. The fact it is broken in read mode on Chrome probably discourages people from creating content like this.
Jdforrester-WMF renamed this task from Partial linking of Arabic words can break glyph rendering to Partial linking of Arabic words can break glyph rendering, in Chrome always and Firefox inside VE.Jul 26 2016, 7:17 PM
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