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Underlines using a diacritic do not show properly in the page's title
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Author: lebo.beland

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See example at http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/shh/Ba%CC%B2i%CC%B2ngwi .

The Shoshoni language (and some African languages) use the underline as a diacritic (see Underscore entry on the English Wikipedia for more details). The unicode used to perform that is the "combine low line", as in the example: a̲i̲. See the description of the unicode character at http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/332/index.htm .

The problem is in the title of the page the underline is not directly under the letters it should be, but it shifted a bit to the right.

Thanks you


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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 12:18 AM
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lebo.beland wrote:

Changes to my initial post. It is not only in titles by everywhere. See: http://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/shh/Wihindeboope ; the mention of Ga̲i̲ in the right box.

Thanks you

This probably depends on your browser, operating system, available fonts, etc...

On Mac OS X 10.7.3 with Firefox 11.0, I see the underlines under 'ai' mispositioned in the bits of sample text using Verdana font, but they seem positioned ok in most other places.

lebo.beland wrote:

I saw a mention of this issue on the French Wikipedia from a Talk Page in 2011 as well. ersonally, I saw this "shifting" of the underscore on Firefox 3.6.28 on Windows 7. I also remarked today, that this shifting also occur when the underscore is used in a category's name.

Aklapper lowered the priority of this task from Medium to Low.Mar 25 2015, 4:07 PM