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Map pseudohomoglyphs to each other
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Description

URL shortener excludes zero and capital O from the map, presumably because they look too much like lower case o, which is in the map.

To avoid transcription errors, we could automatically maps zero and capital O to lower case o, as well as any other visually similar character groups.

So if I put up the url https://w.wiki/oR, and someone misreads this as OR or 0R, those links would still work.

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Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptAug 18 2019, 12:04 PM
Esanders updated the task description. (Show Details)Aug 18 2019, 12:18 PM

Change 568703 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders; owner: Esanders):
[mediawiki/extensions/UrlShortener@master] Automatically map homoglyphs

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/568703

Change 530645 had a related patch set uploaded (by Esanders; owner: Simon04):
[mediawiki/extensions/UrlShortener@master] Support symbol aliases in the alphabet

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/530645

Change 530645 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/UrlShortener@master] Support symbol aliases in the alphabet

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/530645

Change 568703 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/UrlShortener@master] Automatically map homoglyphs

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/568703

Ammarpad closed this task as Resolved.Dec 2 2020, 10:51 AM
Ammarpad assigned this task to Esanders.