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UploadWizard requires description at least 5 characters long, does not work well in languages like Japanese or Korean
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As reported on Commons:Upload_Wizard_feedback#short_descriptions

Latest updates force users to enter descriptions of at least five characters, which are often unnecessary in languages like Chinese and Korean. How about transforming this filter into a warning that users could override?

I could confirm than indeed, entering a short description in Japanese triggers:

WARNING: This entry is too short. Please make sure this entry is at least 5 characters.

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JeanFred created this task.Apr 9 2019, 7:17 AM
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In languages that use ideograms, e.g. Chinese and Japanese, and Korean with its unique alphabet, five characters are often more than enough. For example, I often upload closeups, which serve as nothing but merely portraits. The context becomes irrelevant since the photos zoom in on them. I want to be as concise as possible so I write down only their names as descriptions.

The filter only applies to UploadWizard. Uploads via f2c, v2c, etc. and modifying description pages are not affected. It is true that I could change description however I prefer after uploads, but it'd be better if the filter could be turned into a warning that users could override, or a filter of 5/6 bytes (one ideogram takes up 3).


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