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The Waymarking website is out-dated and is having problems with displaying Polish diacritics like: ę, ą, ś, ć, ź, ż, ń. It's just converting them to the flat version: e, a, s, c, z, z, n.

It has no problem though with others from the French or Czech language. I guess it's the matter of character encoding chosen.

 

So my question: is there any chance that this is going to be fixed?

Expanding the question a little bit,  is there any chance that anything regarding to the websites layout, code and features is possible to be changed in the future? Is it worth it to report such things on this forum? ;) Being new here, I don't know iif the website is possible to be developed from the technical side.

 

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5 hours ago, sernikk said:

The Waymarking website is out-dated and is having problems with displaying Polish diacritics like: ę, ą, ś, ć, ź, ż, ń. It's just converting them to the flat version: e, a, s, c, z, z, n.

It has no problem though with others from the French or Czech language. I guess it's the matter of character encoding chosen.

 

So my question: is there any chance that this is going to be fixed?

Expanding the question a little bit,  is there any chance that anything regarding to the websites layout, code and features is possible to be changed in the future? Is it worth it to report such things on this forum? ;) Being new here, I don't know iif the website is possible to be developed from the technical side.

 

Thanks

The Waymarking website is being held together by duct tape, bailing wire, and prayers to the Supreme Being (is that you wayfrog????  LOL  ;) )  Seriously, Waymarking isn't really on the Groundspeak radar, so we have to be happy with what we got.  It doesn't hurt to report the issue, but unless it is a serious broke, don't expect a fix.

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3 hours ago, iconions said:

The Waymarking website is being held together by duct tape, bailing wire, and prayers to the Supreme Being (is that you wayfrog????  LOL  ;) )  Seriously, Waymarking isn't really on the Groundspeak radar, so we have to be happy with what we got.  It doesn't hurt to report the issue, but unless it is a serious broke, don't expect a fix.

Yeah it's holding so much by duct tape that Groundspeak decided it's not secure enough to use it for images on geocache page...

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I think there is a way to even display cyrillic characters, that are usually replaced with a "?". If you go f.e. to https://www.textfixer.com/html/html-character-encoding.php the text will be encoded and you can see the result in the long description of https://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/wm13N11 including both cyrillic text and the characters you mentioned. Just make sure that "HTML Enabled?" is checked.

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2 hours ago, PISA-caching said:

I think there is a way to even display cyrillic characters, that are usually replaced with a "?". If you go f.e. to https://www.textfixer.com/html/html-character-encoding.php the text will be encoded and you can see the result in the long description of https://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/wm13N11 including both cyrillic text and the characters you mentioned. Just make sure that "HTML Enabled?" is checked.

 

I just tested it out and this seems to be working! But it destroys some other character, like the apostrophes: "

Example here:

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So in a way it works, but it has to be used carefully :)

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1 minute ago, PISA-caching said:

Well, the quotation marks are not destroyed, but changed to " which is used for quotation marks in HTML. So, as long as make sure that the checkbox "HTML Enabled?" is activated, the apostrophes will be displayed as you wanted them.

No, sadly they will not:

https://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/wm13N0E_Advertising_Column_of_Culture_Centre_Karczew_Poland

 

obraz.png.17317110024af23b73b7b3cf0c83d6a0.png

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Well, your code shows & which is "&" and then quot;. This happens when you enter an encoded text already and again encode it. If I encode

 

 "Karczew Centrum Kultury" (where the first quotation marks are already encoded)

 

the converted text is: "Karczew Centrum Kultury" (where the first quotation mark is destroyed, and the other one correct). See what I mean?

 

Just remove amp; from your text and everything should be fine.

 

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51 minutes ago, PISA-caching said:

Well, your code shows & which is "&" and then quot;. This happens when you enter an encoded text already and again encode it. If I encode

 

 "Karczew Centrum Kultury" (where the first quotation marks are already encoded)

 

the converted text is: "Karczew Centrum Kultury" (where the first quotation mark is destroyed, and the other one correct). See what I mean?

 

Okay, I see what the problem was. I used an external html editor (https://bestonlinehtmleditor.com/), which already converted the " into html codes and I just redid the thing, which destroyed it.

Thanks for clarifying this for me. This workaround will be very helpful for making more quality descriptions :)

 

Edit:

I have even found a better converter which is only converting the diacritics and leaving the apostrophes and others as they are, so it's not crashing:

https://www.emailonacid.com/resource/character-converter/

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