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Make search start in small-caps on Wiktionary
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On mobile, with mobile or desktop skin, when I start a search in the dedicated field, my keyboard is in capital.

It shouldn't for Wiktionary as this project respects strict typography. So there is a page for Paris and a page for paris, with small-caps.

Is it possible to change the default for all Wiktionaries?

Here a screenshot in French:

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Noe created this task.Nov 6 2019, 11:26 AM
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Darkdadaah renamed this task from Research starting in small-caps in Wiktionary to Search starting in small-caps in Wiktionary.Nov 6 2019, 11:33 AM
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Probably by adding autocapitalize="none" to the input field.

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Ltrlg awarded a token.Nov 7 2019, 9:27 AM
EBernhardson triaged this task as Medium priority.Nov 21 2019, 10:03 PM
EBernhardson moved this task from needs triage to UI tickets on the Discovery-Search board.
Noe added a comment.Dec 9 2019, 9:49 AM
Dans T237519#5640642, @Aklapper a écrit :

Probably by adding autocapitalize="none" to the input field.

That's the easiest solution, the one I use for the dictionary I am working on. This small change could definitively improve Wiktionary readers experience.

Aklapper renamed this task from Search starting in small-caps in Wiktionary to Make search start in small-caps on Wiktionary.Dec 11 2019, 12:41 PM
CBogen lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.Aug 27 2020, 9:58 PM
Noe raised the priority of this task from Low to Medium.Aug 27 2020, 10:33 PM
Noe added a comment.Aug 27 2020, 10:38 PM

What is the reason to lower the priority for this task?
It is very important for Wiktionaries, mostly for languages that do a distinction based on capitalization, such as German.

Aklapper lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.Aug 28 2020, 7:51 AM

Hi @Noe, do you plan to work on fixing this task, as you increased the priority of this task?
You are welcome to increase priority and set yourself as task assignee if you plan to work on fixing this.

If you do not plan to work on this task yourself but feel that this task has become more urgent than other tasks on a team's workboard and that those with the actual power to put the task on their agenda should act, please discuss with the responsible developers, product managers and budget holders. Resources of teams/developers are limited when it comes to working on requests. We want to be realistic about communicating what is being worked on, to maximize the impact of changes. Also see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bug_management/Development_prioritization - Thanks for your understanding!

jberkel added a comment.EditedAug 28 2020, 8:17 AM

I agree this is a good UX improvement to make. Perhaps the autocapitalize attribute of the input field could be based on the case sensitivity of the underlying Mediawiki installation? Most (if not all) Wiktionaries are configured as case sensitive.

Noe added a comment.EditedAug 28 2020, 8:33 AM

I didn't increased the priority, I reset it as setted by EBernhardson. I consider that my insight is as valuable as the one by someone working on Structured Data, a not related project. I do not plan to work on fixing this issue, at least, not more than to provide the solution I indicate before. I can't modify the setting of MediaWiki.

I'll be eager to discuss with any Wiktionaries responsible developers, Wiktionaries product managers or Wiktionaries budget holders. As I haven't identified any, I assumed my only option is to write some tickets here, and wait for someone interested to embrase it. If you have a better workflow to offer, I am open for discussion.

Note that I am not incriminating any dev or product manager, and I don't want to demote anyone. I felt the decrease of priority without any indication was very aggressive and I am very tired of the status quo of disrespect of "small projects". I am well aware it was not mean to be offensive, and I am convince you are all doing the best you can do in regard of the budget and plans.

Looks like this is related/a duplicate: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T251664