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Decomposed Indic characters at the start of lines in Wikidata-related contexts on mobile platforms
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Description

There are instances when browsing Wikimedia sites on Android or iOS where, at the start of a line, the first two or three characters of a line in some context pertaining to Wikidata (whether within an entry from a user's contributions list or the start of a Wikidata item description on another wiki) appear in a decomposed form. This seems to affect Indic scripts more generally but not, for example, Arabic (another language where the composition of characters is imperative). This also does not appear to occur on other sites with Indic text, such as online newspapers and blogs.

The attached iOS screenshot (on my iPad running iOS 11.3 with the latest version of Firefox, which uses Safari's rendering engine) shows this occurring in Aftabuzzaman's contributions list, as highlighted.

The attached Android screenshot (on my Android 7.0 phone running rebranded Firefox, which does not use Chrome's rendering engine) shows this occurring on an article in the Bengali Wikipedia, as highlighted.

A different article, using Android 5.0.1 (browser: Opera Mini, latest version)

The same different article, using Android 5.0.1 (browser: UC Browser, latest version)

Event Timeline

Mahir256 created this task.Apr 13 2018, 4:17 PM
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Aftabuzzaman updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 13 2018, 5:29 PM

@Mahir256: Please always provide links that allow someone else to reproduce the problem. Thanks!

Mahir256 updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 14 2018, 5:57 PM