GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 343906
No unicode support for bookmark completion
Last modified: 2008-08-14 22:53:57 UTC
The bookmark completion in the location entry has no i18n support. The tokenization logic iterates over chars right now, while g_utf8_next_char should be used.
See bug #339167 for more information about the keyword completion logic.
In Ephy 2.14 I can type 'El ú' and it knows that:
El Útero de Marita (a blog)
is different from:
El Utero de Marita (same blog, different name for testing)
If I type 'El u' it will offer both bookmarks. I think this is technically broken as you say Wouter, but it's a nice feature (at least i see it like that) for non english speaking people.
In the case of spanish, people tend to write without punctuation signs like acutes so most users would bookmark 'El Útero de Marita' (since that's the title of the page being bookmarked) and when they go to the location bar they will expect to see that bookmark as an option if they type 'El u'.
I would say this is not a bug from the usability point of view.
Opinions from non english speakers will be appreciated :)
I don't know if I was clear.
So, basically, what you're saying is that if a user enters only ascii characters, unicode bookmark names should be roughly 'converted' (if possible) to ascii as well before matching?
Yes, that's what happens right now.
And it's ok that way, by the way.
Actually this was requested as a feature in bug #328162, I think this should be closed.
What do you say Wouter?
I doubt the title is really converted to ascii before matching right now... :)
< wouter at guadec> It works, but no unicode normalization is done, just bytewise comparisons... covers like 99.99% of all uses cases though
Fixed, part of #517960.