Template talk:unicode

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Support for alternate faces[edit]

I'd like this script template to support alternate "faces" (eg ital, head, term, bold), but specifically face=term. {{proto}} makes calls such as {{term|...|sc=unicode}} and the reconstructed terms are not formatted like other terms in the etymology sections (causing some editors to put in explicit and often incorrect formatting). Would there be any problem supporting face=term like {{Latinx}} does? Any problem with supporting the other faces? --Bequwτ 16:57, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Implemented. Shout if it makes some text unreadable. --Bequwτ 05:44, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

RFDO discussion: August 2013–June 2014[edit]

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Template:unicode

This was originally intended to show text in fonts with wide unicode support, but it dates back to the times before there was proper script code support on Wiktionary. It has now ended up being used as a general "this text contains Latin script with some relatively rare characters" code. But we already have another script code for that: Latinx. So I propose moving any uses of this code to "Latinx", whenever the characters being used indeed just Latin with extended characters. If there are no more uses after that, we can delete this code. —CodeCat 18:59, 18 August 2013 (UTC)

Can you read peoples' minds? I was thinking the exact same thing. -- Liliana 21:52, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
I remember nominating Latinx for deletion instead a year or so ago, but that didn't go through. I think that the name "Latinx" fits better so now I'm nominating this one. —CodeCat 21:59, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Anything that reduces our special-purpose code is good. Michael Z. 2013-09-10 02:05 z
Delete. Seems bizarre to have a script template called unicode, aren't all our characters in Unicode anyway? Mglovesfun (talk) 15:53, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
The idea was that this would specify fonts that include characters representing a large range of Unicode. As far as I can tell, this was only useful for MSIE 6, which won’t fall back to another font to display a character.
Since MediaWiki now has various IE fixes and webfonts built in, I’d be a little surprised if this template still serves any useful function. Has anyone tested en.Wiktionary in MSIE 6 in the last half decade? I can’t wait until that browser will be officially dead on April 8, 2014. Michael Z. 2013-09-10 19:33 z
Sorry, but nope. Windows Server 2003 is still supported until 2015. -- Liliana 19:50, 10 September 2013 (UTC)
Which appears to run MSIE 7 and 8.[1] What indication is there that MS will support MSIE 6 after XP is gone?
More to the point: can anyone confirm that {{Latinx}} or {{unicode}} is required to make any text on this site render correctly, in any browser at all? Michael Z. 2013-09-13 16:08 z
I've now changed all languages that use "unicode" as their script to use "Latinx". It is probably safe to remove the code from Module:scripts/data, but it's possible that some pages specify sc=unicode explicitly, and those will break then. Unfortunately I don't know of any way to find those pages except by allowing them to break and wait for them to show up in Category:Pages with script errors. The template {{unicode}} will need to be orphaned too, but that should be easier because template usage can be tracked down with transclusions. —CodeCat 21:02, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

Deleted by User:CodeCat on 14th of April. The above discussion indicates agreement to retire unicode as a script code, although the code is still present in Module:scripts/data. Keφr 09:50, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Gone from Module:scripts/data as well (as of this edit). All users have been updated since. Keφr 12:36, 8 June 2014 (UTC)