mediawiki has a setting for blacklisting browsers that can't deal with unicode
properly. Currently this setting only lists IE for the mac. Furthermore all this
blacklist does is give a warning which is liable to be missed or ignored. This
issue leads to fairly frequent bad edits messing up unicode charactors.
to deal with this issue we need two new features
1: store the user agent with every request so that problem browsers can be
2: provide an alternative means of editing (possiblly based on entities or UTF-7
or something) for those browsers which are incapable of handling unicode. (UTF-7
would probablly be easy but would be ugly as hell).
OS: Mac System 9.x