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Ysogo (talkcontribs)

I'd like to report some issues about the preview function:

a) It is pretty annoying that the way to preview is to first press "publish" and then opt for the preview. Can "preview" button be next to "publish" one?

b) At least as personal settings, it should be better to have both "preview" and "edit" in the same window. I'm normally using the preview to detect typos I did when writing the article. It used to be very efficient to fix multiple typos. With VE, once I see a typo, I have to leave the preview, fix it and regenerate the preview. With the old interface I could fix several typos before regenerating the preview.

Thanks

Alsee (talkcontribs)

There have been a lot of complaints about these two issues.

  • Phabricator task T153306 asks for the preview button to be more directly accessible.
  • Phabricator task T155732 asks for preview on the same page at the same time as the editing area, so we can edit without regenerating the preview.
Reply to "Some issues with the preview function"
Awewewe (talkcontribs)

Good morning,

I don't think it will urgent, but I saw yesterday (before yesterday it wasn't) while editing a page, that the links prewiews are cropped, the images are also really cropped, but they don't show all the details of the image, just a center. Before it was better, the previews were bigger and the images too. Could you please fix it/help me, how to make it normal again (I don't know how to set it to normal link-the preferences don't show this option)?

Thank you, Awewewe.

Reply to "The links preview are weird"

Some keyboard shortcuts not supporting non-Latin

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Summary last edited by زكريا 20:33, 20 October 2017 1 day ago

Access keys issue

زكريا (talkcontribs)

While Ctrl+K (add link) and the likes are working using an Arabic keyboard layout, Ctrl+V and Ctrl+S (edit and save) are not.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Sorry for the delay. Will take a look from a Windows machine.

زكريا (talkcontribs)

Sorry I meant alt+shift+v and alt+shift+e .

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

And what happens instead when you use those? Are you using any non-default input methods or keyboard settings (see Universal Language Selector)?

زكريا (talkcontribs)

Nothing happens. Actually, I just realized these hotkeys are access keys and not part of VE. Thanks

幫我個忙,我把有人無聊新增的11級硬度新增上去 結果底下的表格散掉了

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36.231.62.132 (talkcontribs)
使用者代理: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/61.0.3163.100 Safari/537.36

URL:https://zh.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%E8%8E%AB%E6%B0%8F%E7%A1%AC%E5%BA%A6&section=2&veaction=edit&oldid=46637347&wteswitched=1

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I think I fixed it. Please review the rest of your edits.

Reply to "幫我個忙,我把有人無聊新增的11級硬度新增上去 結果底下的表格散掉了"
Igel B TyMaHe (talkcontribs)

Редактор перестал понимать формат даты на РИА Новости:

{{Cite news|title=Во Франции обнародовали документ о публичной деятельности Брижит Макрон|url=https://ria.ru/world/20170821/1500769149.html|work=РИА Новости|date=20170821T1415+0300Z|accessdate=2017-10-18|language=ru}}

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Assuming no recent changes to the Cite news template on that wiki: in the source code of the article, there's this <meta property="article:published_time" content="20170821T1415+0300Z"> tag that seems to be where the date is taken from. Did the site really use a different format before? I tried with a news article from 6 years ago and it didn't make a difference, maybe they switched everything so that it now follows an ISO 8601 standard? Ping @User:Mvolz (WMF). (On en.wiki, while creating the reference we get an error message and are redirected to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:CS1_errors#bad_date instead.)

Igel B TyMaHe (talkcontribs)

Could it be changed somwhere so the date= will receive YYYY-MM-DD?

This is not the only site, so conversion YYYYMMDDTHHMMtimezone to YYYY-MM-DD should be implemented.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

In the template: Citoid/Enabling_Citoid_on_your_wiki#Access_date_is_formatted_differently_on_my_wiki.

Mvolz (WMF) (talkcontribs)

We did previously validate dates more strongly, but there were issues related to that, and then relaxed validation. So it's possible this was due to https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T132308

We should be able to convert this date, so I am not sure why it is not working. I will look into it.

Thank you for reporting!

Mvolz (WMF) (talkcontribs)

I have created a new task to track this here: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T178586

Reply to "РИА Новости"
Fernando Benjamim (talkcontribs)
Agente de utilizador: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; Android 4.4.2; pt-pt; 4009M Build/KOT49H) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Chrome/30.0.0.0 Mobile Safari/537.36

URL: https://pt.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikip%C3%A9dia:Artigos_destacados/arquivo/Fregilupus_varius&action=edit

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

@Fernando Benjamim, what is your doubt? Help:VisualEditor/User_guide/pt#Carregar_uma_imagem contains related instructions.

Reply to "Carregar Ficheiro"

ابلل

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Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)

No apparent software feedback

46.28.142.56 (talkcontribs)
وكيل المستخدم: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36

مسار: https://ar.wikiquote.org/w/index.php?title=16_%D8%A3%D9%83%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%B1_2017&action=edit&redlink=1

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Summary by Elitre (WMF)
Chaduvari (talkcontribs)

We have a problem in Telugu Wikipedia. While in Transliteration mode, it prints English character also besides printing Telugu character. For example, if I press 'd' key, it should print the Telugu character "ద్", where as it is printing "ద్d". This is observed in the last two days. I am using Windows OS and Chrome 61.0.

This problem is not there in the editors of Telugu Wikisource or Wikidata.org.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Thanks, I put a link to your report in the existing task I flagged above.

Mahitgar (talkcontribs)

Same for Marathi and Hindi languages ULS transliteration has stopped working. Not working as expected. Some thing has borken some where. Even here when I typed word 'same' in ULS Marathi अक्षरांतरण (transliteration) mode it is getting typed स्sअaम्mएe .

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Even for word अक्षरांतरण I had to go out side and type. Please let we know if we need to open any previous bug or open a new one etc.

Thanks to TE wikipedia for reporting at earliest.

Thanks to WMF team for all their efforts

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

It's fine, they're already mentioned in the task, I'm trying to get it triaged properly.

Elitre (WMF) (talkcontribs)

(In case you haven't noticed, it is marked as Unbreak Now!, which is the highest priority.)

rysunek jest nieprawidłowo oznaczony - kierunki napięć są odwrotne, proszę o poprawienie

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Summary by Elitre (WMF)

Answered inside.

79.188.152.129 (talkcontribs)
Aplikacja klienta: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/49.0.2623.112 Safari/537.36 OPR/36.0.2130.80

URL: https://pl.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Plik:Ser_stab.svg&action=edit&section=0

Wargo (talkcontribs)

https://pl.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stabilizator_(elektronika)&diff=next&oldid=50483493

במשך שעות עבדתי על ערך זה וכשניסיתי להעלות תמונה נכתב שמשהו השתבש והכל נמחק!!!

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Summary by Whatamidoing (WMF)
יוני כהן (talkcontribs)
User agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/60.0.3112.113 Safari/537.36

URL: https://he.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D7%9E%D7%A0%D7%97%D7%9D_%D7%9E%D7%A0%D7%93%D7%9C_%D7%A9%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%90%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%A1%D7%95%D7%9F&veaction=edit