note: This feature request might be a duplicate. I spend an half an hour searching an old request fromm an contributor in a Wikipedia using non Basic Latin UTF-8 characters.
Last week I saw a link to a page from the Wikipedia in Hebrew on facebook. It was a public computer using Internet Explorer on a Windows in the State Library of Bavaria in Mubich. I was neither able to click on the link nor to copy the link from facebook and paste it to the url line in IE because to improper UTF-8 handling of involved programs and operating system.
As you know there are a lot of redirecting special pages as [[Special:MyPage]], [[Special:MyTalk]] and some spelling variants for many other special pages.
Today http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Gangleri/tests/sandbox/squares&oldid=307411828 is a permanent link to [[user_talk:Gangleri/tests/sandbox/squares]] a shorter version is http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?oldid=307411828 as implemented in [[wikt:yi:MediaWiki:Gadget-ShortLink]]
One solution to lates versions could be the implementation of "newest" as in a constructed link
(I have no clue what this link generates today).
Because I experienced lots of problems posting links at facebook containing ampersands I would suggest to implement a save redirecting special page [[Special:Newest/190868168]].
Best regards Reinhardt [[user:Gangleri]]
- Generic url shortener, which might make this task obsolete. – T44085: Wikimedia needs a URL shortener (tracking).
- Special redirect page, which might be good enough. – T60727: Add page ID redirection to Special:Redirect