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apostrophe issue in geocoordinate UI
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Wikipedia seems to mostly use ′ for geocoordinates but the UI expects '. This prevents easy copying from Wikipedia.


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neil wrote:

Note: the character ′ here is the Unicode character U+2032 PRIME, which is not only not an apostrophe, but is also the _correct_ character for denoting minutes of arc.

Wikipedia coordinate display also uses the character ″ , which is U+2033 DOUBLE PRIME, which is the correct character for denoting seconds of arc.

Obviously, the ordinary single and double quotes should be accepted as alternatives on input, but both of these correct characters should be supported for input of geocoordinates, and the correct characters used for output of geocoordinates in the Wikidata interface wherever possible.

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/67966 (Gerrit Change I1da162d5892de0498faaa1fc3bab97431398b297)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/67966 (Gerrit Change I1da162d5892de0498faaa1fc3bab97431398b297) | change APPROVED and MERGED [by jenkins-bot]

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/67973 (Gerrit Change I1da162d5892de0498faaa1fc3bab97431398b297)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/67973 (Gerrit Change I1da162d5892de0498faaa1fc3bab97431398b297) | change APPROVED and MERGED [by jenkins-bot]

Tpt added a comment.Jun 12 2013, 7:57 AM

The patch have been merged and deployed.

Verified in Wikidata demo sprint 22-9