Re: wiki?

From: Arlo J. Bensinger (
Date: Sat Apr 02 2005 - 09:08:48 CST

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    We've been using UniWakka with some success, although I'm only "learning"
    Unicode presently, and I think UniWakka uses some form of data conversion so
    the stored data is not "really" Unicode.

    Forgive me if this is a naive question, but as we are committed to using PHP and
    MySQL to backend our wiki, is it even possible to have a true Unicode wiki
    until these tools become Unicode native? We have been testing a Unicode MySQL
    installation, and it continues to be problematic with PHP (at least as far as
    my coding skills enable me to code).

    If anyone here has found or used or set up good documentation on doing Unicode
    via MySQL and PHP, could you please let me know?


    Arlo Bensinger
    Technology Coordinator, CALPER

    "And what is Good, Phaedrus, and what is not - need we ask anyone to tell us
    these things?"

    On Sat, 02 Apr 2005 09:24:57 +0000, Tom Emerson wrote:

    > Donald Z. Osborn writes:
    > > I wanted to pick up on Neil's suggestion of Mediawiki to ask about other
    > > 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
    > > 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
    > > multilingual capacities and unicode support.
    > MoinMoin,, supports UTF-8 and is easy
    > to set-up. Visually it doesn't compare to MediaWiki, though this is
    > improving. We've been using it internally at Basis Technology and have
    > been happy.
    > -tree
    > --
    > Tom Emerson Basis Technology Corp.
    > Software Architect
    > "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you suck forever"

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