[WG: I18N & L10N] Problem with i18n in Citations Helper
jimeng at umich.edu
Wed Nov 10 06:43:32 PST 2010
It appears that Google is blocking anything except ascii characters in the labels for the links to import citations into Sakai. That includes non-ascii unicode characters and ampersand-secaped characters, as near as I can tell. I want to do another test next week to get better verification of that (or better yet, to find a way to accomplish this). Here are the test cases I had hoped might work:
test2.umich.edu | 돳쯁켊
test4.umich.edu | T&S ñalå
test5.umich.edu | Ūnĭcōde̽
test6.umich.edu | უნიკოდი
test7.umich.edu | يونِكود
When we use those keys, Google leaves out the "Import into Sakai" link entirely.
If anyone has any suggestions about how we might sneak non-ascii characters through the checks Google is doing, I'd be glad to hear them. Otherwise I will report back in about a week about my further testing.
To put this in context, nobody has asked yet for us to include a label in a language that requires non-ascii characters. I am trying to figure this out so we will know how to do it when that happens. If we can't find a way to do that, we may need to require that this be ascii only.
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