https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24658

--- Comment #3 from Sadik Khalid <sadik.kha...@gmail.com> 2010-08-05 09:35:19 
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> Just as a note, many programs (not all) will accept
> http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/ആപ്പിൾ just fine. Modern (using an extremely 
> loose
> definition of modern) browsers will convert that into the percent encoded form
> when entered into the address bar.

You are right we can type http://ml.wikipedia.org/wiki/ആപ്പിൾ in the address
bar, browser will convert it. What about pasting this URL in email, blogs, etc.

I am attaching Screenshot from Firefox, Gmail, Blogspot, Gtalk and Chatzilla. I
hope this will explain the problem what we are facing in the case of article
'ആപ്പിൾ'. If the Article Title is little long like 'കേരളത്തിലെ
ഗ്രാമപഞ്ചായത്തുകളുടെ പട്ടിക' it will spread to five lines! Look at the above
link, it is linked to 'ആപ്പി' instead of 'ആപ്പിൾ'.

> Also there are (I assume) some words which have totally different meanings in 
> different languages.

There is a chance for this, If different language using the same script. In
this case we can show search suggestion instead of Automatic redirect. 

> Thus i don't think automatic redirection would be a good idea even if it was
> easy to do.

Please note 'http://en.wikipedia.org/Apple' is automatically redirected to
'http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple' after 5 seconds.

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