In the days before the Vector roll out, the main way different wikis had to offer their users different Unicode characters was [[MediaWiki:Edittools]]. This meant that each wiki had their own set of characters that their users could easily insert in the articles.
After the new skin was introduced, it would make sense to dispose of the old EditTools (it's difficult to go back and forth between the top and the bottom of the editbox). In order for that to be possible, local communities should have the possibility to either:
- Edit the current booklets/toolbars
- Add new toolbars/booklets
- Both of the above.
The customization should be made by reading pages in the MediaWiki namespace, so that any sysop could do it and the system should be as non-technical as possible.
One proposal would be to have a system similar to the one used for gadgets:
new_button := button_name|button_picture|pre_code|peri_code|post_code
page_containing_booklet_entries := unicode_code|symbol_to_be_shown
This should be implemented along with bug T25065 in order to allow more fine-grained tuning of the toolbar.