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  • 18:48, 17 November 2005 User:Uncle G (Fixed hyperlinks that break when this page is copied to other projects.)
  • 15:43, 14 November 2005 User:203.218.129.131 (→Console browsers - Typo correction)
  • 23:41, 7 November 2005 User:Patrick m (Reverted edits by 85.202.159.136 to last version by Patrick)
  • 18:34, 7 November 2005 User:85.202.159.136
  • 09:54, 3 November 2005 User:Patrick m (→Linking text with special characters)
  • 09:30, 3 November 2005 User:Patrick (→Linking text with special characters)
  • 09:27, 3 November 2005 User:Patrick (→Linking text with special characters)
  • 08:59, 3 November 2005 User:Patrick m (→Linking text with special characters)
  • 08:52, 3 November 2005 User:Patrick (from w:en:Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Mathematics==Linking text with special characters==)
  • 00:05, 28 October 2005 User:Jcarroll m (→Editing)
  • 12:46, 18 October 2005 User:Patrick (In some fonts, e.g. Arial, all the characters in this box are displayed, but it is not convenient for a user to have to switch fonts between webpages.)
  • 12:31, 18 October 2005 User:Patrick (→Editing - Use a link to a special character listed under the edit box to insert that character. Note however that some characters are not displayed in Internet Explorer:)
  • 12:20, 18 October 2005 User:Patrick (→Viewing - but only for people with that font.)
  • 23:35, 16 October 2005 User:Patrick (→Viewing - <nowiki><font face="Arial Unicode MS">...</font></nowiki> may work.)
  • 13:06, 21 September 2005 User:84.60.202.90 (→Console browsers - typo)
  • 01:18, 2 September 2005 User:Plugwash (→Console browsers)
  • 19:25, 1 September 2005 User:Plugwash (→Lynx)
  • 16:36, 1 September 2005 User:Amgine (→See also - deleted from wikipedia)
  • 16:18, 1 September 2005 User:Amgine m (→Systems for character encoding - spell)
  • 00:24, 20 August 2005 User:Plugwash (rv)
  • 08:57, 19 August 2005 User:210.251.254.142 (→Editing)
  • 05:39, 18 August 2005 User:KSmrq m (→Editing - typo)
  • 01:23, 18 August 2005 User:Plugwash (→The workaround)
  • 01:23, 18 August 2005 User:Plugwash (→Netscape 4.x)
  • 17:50, 17 August 2005 User:Plugwash (→IE for the mac)
  • 16:02, 17 August 2005 User:Plugwash (→Viewing)
  • 15:59, 17 August 2005 User:Plugwash (→Editing)
  • 15:54, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.9 (→Editing)
  • 15:46, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (→See also - put back section)
  • 15:43, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.9 (→IE for the mac)
  • 15:42, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.9 (→IE for the mac)
  • 15:41, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.9 (→IE for the mac)
  • 15:29, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (→The workaround)
  • 15:28, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (→The workaround)
  • 15:28, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (→The workaround)
  • 15:26, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (→The workaround)
  • 15:17, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.9
  • 14:43, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.9 (→Ways to enter special characters)
  • 14:39, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (move lots of outdated text to talk page in preparation for rewriting)
  • 14:34, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.9 (→Systems for character encoding - reword)
  • 14:28, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.9 (oops changed wrong w)
  • 14:27, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (→Systems for character encoding - seems section links are case sensitive)
  • 14:17, 17 August 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (→Systems for character encoding - clarify a bit and get tense right)
  • 06:18, 2 August 2005 User:Patrick m (Reverted edits by 195.58.1.155 to last version by 62.189.34.58)
  • 04:46, 2 August 2005 User:195.58.1.155 (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 22:49, 18 July 2005 User:62.189.34.58 (→Systems for character encoding - i don't think converted forms of existing text ever get saved back to the database.)
  • 11:55, 16 July 2005 User:Patrick m (Reverted edits by 85.250.217.251 to last version by Patrick)
  • 11:41, 16 July 2005 User:85.250.217.251
  • 19:38, 15 July 2005 User:Patrick m (Reverted edits by 83.36.40.210 to last version by 68.245.199.241)
  • 13:48, 15 July 2005 User:83.36.40.210 (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 03:04, 14 July 2005 User:68.245.199.241 (→Browser differences - fixed awkward wording)
  • 03:00, 14 July 2005 User:68.245.199.241 (→Greek letters and math symbols - fixed garbled sentences in last paragraph)
  • 01:12, 14 July 2005 User:Angela m (Reverted edits by 81.214.169.68 to last version by Patrick)
  • 00:38, 14 July 2005 User:81.214.169.68
  • 13:13, 27 June 2005 User:Patrick (Note that Special:Export exports using UTF-8 even if the database is encoded in ISO 8859-1, at least that was the case for the English Wikipedia, already when it used version 1.4.)
  • 13:09, 27 June 2005 User:Patrick (→Systems for character encoding - From MediaWiki 1.5, each project uses '''Unicode (UTF-8)''' character encoding.)
  • 03:35, 22 June 2005 User:Patrick (→See also - *w:en:Alphabets derived from the Latin)
  • 20:35, 17 June 2005 User:Brion VIBBER (→Systems for character encoding - Remove weird, probably not very helpful advice)
  • 15:50, 17 June 2005 User:24.128.207.80 (spelling, etc. in - →Ways to enter special characters)
  • 15:33, 17 June 2005 User:24.128.207.80 (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 23:02, 16 June 2005 User:Patrick m (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 22:32, 16 June 2005 User:Brion VIBBER (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 21:55, 16 June 2005 User:Patrick (→See also - *w:en:Character encodings in HTML/all characters)
  • 14:07, 16 June 2005 User:Patrick (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 13:02, 15 June 2005 User:Patrick m (→Esperanto)
  • 12:31, 15 June 2005 User:62.160.59.37 (→Esperanto)
  • 21:41, 11 June 2005 User:24.113.11.169 (→Ways to enter special characters)
  • 01:49, 29 May 2005 User:Plugwash (→Esperanto)
  • 01:01, 29 May 2005 User:Plugwash (→Ways to enter special characters)
  • 23:56, 28 May 2005 User:Plugwash (→Esperanto)
  • 14:14, 28 May 2005 User:Eloquence m (Reverted edits by 84.121.1.211 to last version by 212.239.164.12)
  • 14:05, 28 May 2005 User:84.121.1.211
  • 19:12, 16 May 2005 User:212.239.164.12
  • 19:40, 15 May 2005 User:81.250.147.49 (Show square-bracketed samples after each corresponding code)
  • 21:24, 6 May 2005 User:Patrick (rm dup)
  • 18:22, 6 May 2005 User:85.74.134.142
  • 18:21, 6 May 2005 User:85.74.134.142 (→External links)
  • 21:45, 2 May 2005 User:Plugwash (→Ways to enter special characters)
  • 23:25, 21 April 2005 User:TheDJ (hc -> h:f)
  • 20:46, 19 April 2005 User:Patrick m (→External links)
  • 15:59, 18 April 2005 User:Patrick m (→External links)
  • 15:40, 18 April 2005 User:Patrick ({{Special characters}})
  • 15:30, 18 April 2005 User:Patrick (mv ills down)
  • 22:36, 10 April 2005 User:Plugwash (→Unicode)
  • 15:32, 19 February 2005 User:Nikai m (→Greek letters and math symbols - sp)
  • 01:54, 8 February 2005 User:Patrick m (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 01:37, 8 February 2005 User:Patrick (For example, the interlanguage link <nowiki>en:Luxury car</nowiki> to)
  • 01:30, 8 February 2005 User:Patrick (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 14:46, 2 January 2005 User:Kjell André m (→Systems for character encoding - A small change in one sentence)
  • 17:26, 12 December 2004 User:Jallan (→Greek letters and math symbols)
  • 17:14, 12 December 2004 User:Jallan (→Greek letters and math symbols)
  • 13:21, 8 December 2004 User:80.130.9.25 (revert to Revision as of 13:21, 1 Dec 2004)
  • 09:08, 8 December 2004 User:193.180.228.186 (Halsbandsaffären, The Affair of the Necklace, L´Affaire du collier)
  • 13:21, 1 December 2004 User:211.124.255.135
  • 13:19, 1 December 2004 User:211.124.255.135
  • 13:18, 1 December 2004 User:211.124.255.135
  • 13:00, 18 November 2004 User:Patrick (→See also -*w:Talk:Runic alphabet)
  • 22:18, 10 November 2004 User:Paddu (→Systems for character encoding - don't confuse newbies with windows-1252 which is not in use in wikimedia anyway)
  • 19:23, 6 November 2004 User:Lysdexia m (→Advanced Entities)
  • 19:19, 6 November 2004 User:Lysdexia (→Other common symbols - <font color=red>&hearts;</font>)
  • 19:11, 6 November 2004 User:Lysdexia (→Greek letters and math symbols - {{disputed}})
  • 19:02, 6 November 2004 User:Lysdexia m (→Typeset-style Punctuation)
  • 18:56, 6 November 2004 User:Lysdexia m (→Unsafe characters)
  • 18:17, 6 November 2004 User:Lysdexia m
  • 18:16, 6 November 2004 User:Lysdexia m
  • 13:23, 24 October 2004 User:Anthony DiPierro (→Unicode)
  • 13:16, 24 October 2004 User:Anthony DiPierro (→Ways to enter special characters)
  • 13:16, 24 October 2004 User:Anthony DiPierro (→Ways to enter special characters)
  • 13:14, 24 October 2004 User:Anthony DiPierro (→Systems for character encoding)
  • 05:56, 23 October 2004 User:Marnen (→External links - Added link to Alan Wood's Unicode Resources.)
  • 05:46, 23 October 2004 User:Marnen m (→Greek letters and math symbols - changed <"final" sigma> to <final sigma> -- quotes are unnecessary.)
  • 05:42, 23 October 2004 User:Marnen (→ISO-8859-1 Characters - Mentioned that Mac OS X uses Unicode natively.)
  • 00:15, 1 October 2004 User:64.105.67.13 (typo)
  • 22:35, 30 September 2004 User:64.105.67.13 (Restoring inadvertent deletions)
  • 22:24, 30 September 2004 User:64.105.67.13 (Adding content)
  • 11:32, 9 September 2004 User:195.137.85.17 (→Unicode)
  • 08:37, 7 September 2004 User:Chameleon (→Typeset-style Punctuation)
  • 08:25, 7 September 2004 User:217.227.8.87 (Browsers not supporting numerical character entitites are very, very rare now)
  • 03:29, 19 August 2004 User:Patrick m (→External links)
  • 02:50, 19 August 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 22:03, 2 August 2004 User:Maha (German: utf-8)
  • 05:39, 1 August 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 22:11, 24 July 2004 User:Patrick (update Spanish)
  • 22:05, 21 July 2004 User:Patrick m (rv)
  • 12:07, 21 July 2004 User:80.4.224.4
  • 09:14, 15 July 2004 User:Patrick (→See also -*Help:Editing character formatting - subscript)
  • 08:11, 15 July 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 06:31, 15 July 2004 User:Patrick (*ISO-8859-1 - The Wikipedias in English, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and Spanish.)
  • 13:35, 13 July 2004 User:Patrick m (rv)
  • 11:18, 13 July 2004 User:80.4.224.4
  • 22:50, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (soon Spanish)
  • 22:06, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Greek letters and math symbols)
  • 21:22, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Hieroglyphs)
  • 21:21, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Hieroglyphs - This is not dependent on browser capabilities, because it uses images on the Wikimedia servers.)
  • 20:53, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (→See also - *Help:URL)
  • 13:31, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→External links)
  • 13:28, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→External links)
  • 13:19, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (→External links - *[http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/block/index.htm Details of many unicode characters, including the named, decimal and hexadecimal character reference, showing for each ho)
  • 12:32, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (→External links - shows how the named and decimal character references look in one's browser)
  • 12:29, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 12:18, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (character entity reference)
  • 12:04, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (→External links - *[http://www.alanwood.net/demos/ent4_frame.html HTML 4.0 Character Entity References])
  • 12:01, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Greek letters and math symbols)
  • 11:46, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Greek letters and math symbols -Compare &amp;nabla; and <nowiki><math> \nabla </math></nowiki>, giving &nabla; and <math> \nabla </math>, respectively. Depending on browser settings, the second ma)
  • 11:10, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (Windows-1252)
  • 11:00, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (→See also - extra link *Help:Formula)
  • 10:34, 7 July 2004 User:Patrick (<meta http-equiv="Content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /> etc.)
  • 23:14, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (*http://www.unicode.org/charts/ Unicode character charts; hexadecimal numbers only; PDF files showing all characters independent of browser capabilities)
  • 23:11, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Browser differences)
  • 23:09, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Browser differences - For each, try to choose fonts which show all characters you need.)
  • 23:05, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Browser differences - rm dup/superfluous)
  • 22:57, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Browser differences -Also, since the font in the edit box may well be different from that of the rendered page, the browser may show the characters properly in one of the two areas and not in the)
  • 22:24, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (→See also - *Help:Romanian characters)
  • 22:21, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (→See also - Help:Turkish characters)
  • 22:21, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (*Help:Turkish characters)
  • 22:18, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (→CJK characters - rm dup)
  • 22:16, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (CJK)
  • 08:09, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (**the most common special characters, such as é, are in the character set, so code like &amp;eacute; , although allowed, is not needed.)
  • 08:00, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (misc)
  • 07:23, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 07:22, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 07:20, 6 July 2004 User:Patrick (The Esperanto Wikipedia uses UTF-8, but a character like &#348; is automatically converted into the alternative notation Sx, because in some browsers it may not display in the edit box, even if it dis)
  • 07:35, 5 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Browser differences -E.g., use w:Wikipedia:Sandbox.)
  • 21:22, 4 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Hieroglyphs)
  • 21:22, 4 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Hieroglyphs)
  • 21:21, 4 July 2004 User:Patrick (E.g. <nowiki><hiero>P2</hiero></nowiki> gives <hiero>P2</hiero>, see [[Help:WikiHiero syntax)
  • 22:57, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick
  • 12:39, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Browser differences)
  • 12:26, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Browser differences)
  • 11:27, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 11:14, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (E.g. this may happen with the character &#348;, displaying in your browser as Ŝ (copy: Ŝ); see the edit box how the two versions display there.)
  • 10:25, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Browser differences)
  • 10:21, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Browser differences - Since the text in the edit window usually uses an other font than the webpage itself, it is also possible that a character displays correctly on the webpage, but not in edit)
  • 09:54, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Browser differences -Alternatives include using a similar, more common symbol, or using an image, e.g. eo:Ŝablono:El: http://eo.wikipedia.org/upload/d/db/Ikono_tero_malgranda.png.)
  • 09:46, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (Not all characters are displayed in all browsers. Note that as a reader, it is best to use a browser with maximum capabilities, but as an author the least capable of the common browsers is a better gu)
  • 09:20, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 09:18, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (To try out which applies in a project, copy e.g. ☉ (this should be a circle with a dot inside) into the edit box; if it is still there after pressing Preview, the project uses UTF-8. On other projects)
  • 09:08, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (*Unicode - The non-western Wikipedias, some western Wikipedias including French, the Wiktionaries, Meta, Wikibooks, Wikisource, Wikiquote)
  • 07:38, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (→CJK characters - To convert, in a UTF-8 project, in the wikitext, the codes to characters, copy the characters rendered in the webpage, into the edit box (for characters only, without markup).)
  • 07:13, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (→CJK characters - I tried it out, the special trick seems no longer needed.)
  • 07:12, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick m
  • 07:10, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (unavailable characters which are copied into the edit box are first properly displayed as character, and automatically converted to their codes on Preview or Save.)
  • 06:44, 3 July 2004 User:Patrick (Each MediaWiki project uses either of the following two systems for representing characters:)
  • 15:38, 2 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Unicode - [http://unicode.coeurlumiere.com/] shows for all possible values whether they work and how they look in your browser, using decimal code.)
  • 15:28, 2 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Unicode)
  • 15:17, 2 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→Unicode)
  • 15:06, 2 July 2004 User:Patrick m (→CJK characters)
  • 14:55, 2 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Advanced Entities - On projects where this does not work, upload a copy of the image to that project.)
  • 14:53, 2 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Advanced Entities -On the English Wikipedia it has been uploaded as an image, and can there be referenced as <nowiki>Image:Del.gif</nowiki>, or here and some other projects as <nowiki>http://e)
  • 14:46, 2 July 2004 User:Patrick (→Unicode -on your browser they give &#1049; and &#x419;, respectively.)
  • 14:39, 2 July 2004 User:Patrick (→ISO-8859-1 Characters - fix links (a small start))
  • 03:42, 12 June 2004 User:81.60.201.154 (added 'es' language link)
  • 00:48, 15 April 2004 User:Jroes m (Added a link to the next page in the guide)
  • 00:47, 15 April 2004 User:Jroes m (Added a link to the next page in the guide)
  • 06:15, 23 March 2004 User:148.63.65.106
  • 03:58, 27 February 2004 User:Angela m (link to en:show preview)
  • 00:32, 11 January 2004 User:63.207.61.214 (fix up links)
  • 11:16, 7 December 2003 User:Docu m (typo)
  • 11:10, 7 December 2003 User:Docu m (+samples for test)
  • 10:59, 15 November 2003 User:Docu (upd.)
  • 08:23, 15 November 2003 User:Ellisllk m (+ fr:)
  • 20:35, 13 November 2003 User:Daniel Mayer m
  • 20:35, 13 November 2003 User:Daniel Mayer m
  • 04:07, 7 September 2003 User:Daniel Mayer
  • 04:02, 7 September 2003 User:Daniel Mayer (For specific details about other langauges, see: Turkish (more will be added to this list as contributors in other languages appear).)
  • 04:00, 7 September 2003 User:Daniel Mayer (converted)
  • 03:53, 7 September 2003 User:Daniel Mayer (en.wikipedia version)

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