From: Donald Z. Osborn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 15 2005 - 18:47:42 CST
On Arlo's question (which is way beyond me technically) one skeptical take on
PHP and Unicode is offered on a blog at at
http://www.acko.net/php-no-unicode-support . The php-i18n list at
http://www.phpbuilder.com/lists/ has some discussion of this: 300+ hits on its
site search for "Unicode" including a mention of slow progress, but I didn't
sample but a couple of messages that Google found.
Thanks to Tom for the pointer re Moin Moin.
I ultimately decided to work with Mediawiki but in scouting out the settings on
the server have noticed PHP's limitations with regard to Unicode. Not sure yet
what this will mean in practice.
Quoting "Arlo J. Bensinger" <email@example.com> Sat, 2 Apr 2005 10:08:48 -0500
> 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
> 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
> installation, and it continues to be problematic with PHP (at least as far
> 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
> > > with extended Latin characters. Are there other recommendations? I
> > > managed to find a good current review of wikis, let alone one that
> > > multilingual capacities and unicode support.
> > MoinMoin, http://moinmoin.wikiwikiweb.de/, 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
> > Software Architect
> > "Beware the lollipop of mediocrity: lick it once and you suck forever"
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