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I'm having a weird problem getting an amperstand to appear normally in a page title in the wikia.css-controlled skin. If you look at w:c:tardis:Northwest Imaging & FX, you'll note it displays as
Northwest Imaging & ; FX (extra space between the "p" and ";" added)but only when reading the article. PAGENAME passes the amperstand properly, and when editing the page, the title at the top of the page appears to again be "Northwest Imaging & FX". We've recently noticed this problem elsewhere on the wiki, as at w:c:tardis:J. Barbour & Sons Ltd. Any thoughts what might be causing this?
- It's the Wikia skin - monobook doesn't display this error. Best thing to do would be to RandomTime 17:40, January 23, 2011 (UTC)
- Bah, that sig screws with RTE.
- Anywho, & is special text that's supposed to be rendered as an ampersand in any browser. It's one of a bunch of similar codes - for example, always renders as a space. I don't know why it isn't rendering properly, but it should be fixable with CSS or JS. So I agree with Randomtime, Special:Contact.
THe & sign has always had a problem within captions to images as it Truncates the caption,which is a pain as i have several manufacturers with names that use the & within them. The work round is to right it out as "and" which is not correct and also have redirects from the 'long' form. -12:54, January 24, 2011 (UTC)
Characters in Image titles
A related issue is changes to what characters are allowable in File and Image names as last year some that worked in the past stopped working within article but work on uploading so an mage appears to upload and shows a thumbnail but will not appaaer with the article.
Tracking down 'bad' names and moving them (the image) is tricky, as following the broken link dose not work. -12:54, January 24, 2011 (UTC)