News:

Use the "Forum Search"
It may help you to find anything in the forum ;).

Pinning a post for the Chinese forum

Started by Matthew, July 31, 2020, 02:28:04 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Matthew

I discovered yesterday that if you try to edit a post containing Chinese characters, they get converted into unreadable code points.  ???

For future reference, this page can undo the damage provided you remove all ASCII characters: https://onlineutf8tools.com/convert-code-points-to-utf8

It would be a waste of time trying to fix this given how little traffic the Chinese forum gets, but if I create a warning post, would a mod be willing to pin it to the top of that forum?
(Signature being tested) If you enjoy playing Simutrans, then you might also enjoy watching Japan Railway Journal
Available in English and simplified Chinese
如果您喜欢玩Simutrans的话,那么说不定就想看《日本铁路之旅》(英语也有简体中文字幕)。

prissi

#1
I am somehow surprise because I can enter Japanese on a western windows and the input get converted to UTF8. Same for editing my posts. Maybe this is tied to a specific setting/environment.
edit: (with button) I can enter Kanji 漢字

Matthew

EN: That's interesting. Let's test editing this post.
I changed it.

ZH: %u5F88%u6709%u610F%u601D%u3002%u5B9E%u9A8C%u7F16%u8F91%u672C%u5E16%u5B50%u5427%u3002
%u6539%u53D8%u4E86%u3002
(Signature being tested) If you enjoy playing Simutrans, then you might also enjoy watching Japan Railway Journal
Available in English and simplified Chinese
如果您喜欢玩Simutrans的话,那么说不定就想看《日本铁路之旅》(英语也有简体中文字幕)。

Matthew

EN: That post was on Linux. What's editing on Windows like?
Test: Simutrans is great.

ZH: %u4E0A%u9762%u7684%u5E16%u5B50%u4F7F%u7528Linux%u3002%u5728Windows%u7F16%u8F91%u600E%u4E48%u6837%uFF1F
%u5B9E%u9A8C%uFF1ASimutrans%u592A%u68D2%u4E86%u3002
(Signature being tested) If you enjoy playing Simutrans, then you might also enjoy watching Japan Railway Journal
Available in English and simplified Chinese
如果您喜欢玩Simutrans的话,那么说不定就想看《日本铁路之旅》(英语也有简体中文字幕)。

Matthew

EN: Does Edge improve the situation?
Test: The forum is poorly.

ZH: %u4F7F%u7528Edge%u7684%u8BDD%uFF0C%u60C5%u51B5%u8FDB%u6B65%u6CA1%u6709%uFF1F
%u5B9E%u9A8C%uFF1A%u8BBA%u533A%u75C5%u4E86%u3002

EN: So you can see that I get the same results on Firefox in Linux (iBus Intelligent Pinyin) and both Firefox and Edge on Windows 10 (Microsoft IME). The initial post is OK, the text shows up in the Modify box, but when I hit save it is converted into code points.

Prissi, may I ask how you are entering Japanese?
(Signature being tested) If you enjoy playing Simutrans, then you might also enjoy watching Japan Railway Journal
Available in English and simplified Chinese
如果您喜欢玩Simutrans的话,那么说不定就想看《日本铁路之旅》(英语也有简体中文字幕)。

Isaac Eiland-Hall

A while back, I tried to input the "look of disapproval" which uses Kannada characters, which had the same results - although others were able to enter them.

I'm not smart enough on the topic of encoding to know why this is, frankly.

An_dz

It could have some link with using the WYSIWYG editor versus the plain text version.

Sirius


Isaac Eiland-Hall

Quote from: Freahk on August 01, 2020, 07:17:22 PMThere is a WYSIWYG editor?

When you "Reply" (using the button, not the quick reply at the bottom), look for and click to toggle text/visual editing.

( https://ieh.im/i/200802-015255.png )

Matthew

Quote from: X on August 02, 2020, 05:53:53 AM
When you "Reply" (using the button, not the quick reply at the bottom), look for and click to toggle text/visual editing.

( https://ieh.im/i/200802-015255.png )
EN: TIL! Let's give this a test then. (Firefox, Linux, iBus Intelligent Pinyin)
Can we modify this way?

ZH: %u4ECA%u5929%u6211%u5B66%u5230%uFF01%u54B1%u4EEC%u8BD5%u4E00%u8BD5%u5427%u3002
%u54B1%u4EEC%u80FD%u4E0D%u80FD%u8FD9%u6837%u7F16%u8F91 %uFF1F
(Signature being tested) If you enjoy playing Simutrans, then you might also enjoy watching Japan Railway Journal
Available in English and simplified Chinese
如果您喜欢玩Simutrans的话,那么说不定就想看《日本铁路之旅》(英语也有简体中文字幕)。

Matthew

EN: Maybe we are required to use the top Modify button?Another test.

ZH: 说不定必须使用上面的编辑按钮吧?在来一个实验。

Success!!!  :done: The answer is: to preserve Chinese characters, you must use the Modify button at the top of the post (the one that loads a new page), not the one at the bottom of the post (that allows you to edit in-place).  ??? :::)
(Signature being tested) If you enjoy playing Simutrans, then you might also enjoy watching Japan Railway Journal
Available in English and simplified Chinese
如果您喜欢玩Simutrans的话,那么说不定就想看《日本铁路之旅》(英语也有简体中文字幕)。

prissi

I did not even know that there is another button. But using this button, I cannot edit anything. I just says"Text is empty", whenver there is a character above 127. Even German Umlaute do not work with this button.