From: Donald Z. Osborn (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Apr 02 2005 - 00:37:40 CST
Gregg's idea of a Unicode wiki sounds interesting - surprising not to see more
reaction (or maybe not, given folks' commitments to other work).
I wanted to pick up on Neil's suggestion of Mediawiki to ask about other Unicode
savvy (can I still say that?) wiki software. I'm aware that Zwiki and
Purplewiki support UTF-8. PmWiki is easy to set up, but mangled some test lines
with extended Latin characters. Are there other recommendations? I haven't
managed to find a good current review of wikis, let alone one that focuses on
multilingual capacities and unicode support.
Quoting Neil Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 22 Feb 2005 09:43:01 +0000:
> Gregg Reynolds wrote:
> > Howdy list,
> > Any chance of seeing a Unicode wiki to complement the mailing list?
> > It would be interesting to see if a wiki do the following with threads
> > like those on IDN spoofing etc.:
> > 1. reduce list traffic by diverting some of the more elaborate
> > messages to wiki pages;
> > 2. result in better collaborative formulations of
> > problems/solution alternatives
> > 3. reduce the amount of traffic devoted to re-explaining stuff
> > (the FAQ Effect) to newbies and part-timers like moi
> > 4. Etc. - all the wiki magic stuff.
> > FYI contrary to what
> > http://www.unicode.org/consortium/distlist.html#10 says in item 5,
> > searching the list archives does appear to require registration,
> > unless I'm doing something wrong. Since I have naturally forgotten
> > the pwd I used to register, I didn't search on 'wiki'. Sorry.
> > thanks,
> > gregg
> I would recommend using the MediaWiki software
> (http://wikipedia.sourceforge.net/) used for Wikipedia: this provides
> full UTF-8 support, multilingual interfaces, and also supports TeX,
> categories, and templating. It's also arguably the most battle-tested
> Wiki software out there. You might want to look at the Wikicities
> hosting service (http://www.wikicities.com/wiki/Wikicities) for a
> quick-and-dirty temporary solution (note, your content will need to be
> GFDL-licensed); you can easily move your content to your own site later
> -- it's based on a standard Linux/PHP/MySQL environment.
> -- Neil
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