User story: As a searcher on a multi–writing system wiki with automatic conversion, I want the correct message about whether a page exists or not, regardless of writing system, so that I know I can read the article when it does exist.
If you search on Chinese Wikipedia for 張軒 (in traditional characters), you get this message:
- Create the page "張軒" on this wiki!
The link provided to create the page is to the existing page 张轩, which is 張軒 in simplified characters.
This also happens on the Serbian Wikipedia (which is mixed Latin and Cyrillic character sets). Searching for Изгубљени (ТВ серија) gives you the message Create the page "Изгубљени (ТВ серија)" on this wiki! even though the link is to the existing page "Izgubljeni (TV serija)".
Crimean Tatar Wikipedia: Searching for Википедия offers to let you create the page, even though it links to "Vikipediya".
Similarly, on Inuktitut Wikipedia, searching for raqtuankusiqa offers to create the page, even though it links to the page "ᕋᖅᑐᐊᓐᑯᓯᖃ".
Note that Crimean Tatar and Inuktitut don't do the conversion for indexing and searching, so the searches provided have no results (other than the link the transliterated exact title match).
- Searching for any of the examples above should tell me that the page exists, and not offer to let me create the page.
- Ideally, the "page exists" message should use the text that I searched for (e.g., Википедия) in the message, but using the actual title of the page (e.g., Vikipediya) with the correct message is better than nothing. (Often, readers can't read all the writing systems available on-wiki, so seeing the message with the original text they searched for is much better.)