Bawolff <> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
                 CC|                            |
            Summary|$wgFixMalayalamUnicode =    |having
                   |true; at                    |$wgFixMalayalamUnicode =
                   |DefaultSettings.php         |true in DefaultSettings.php
                   |                            |breaks ml wikis on upgrade

--- Comment #3 from Bawolff <> 2011-01-08 23:18:02 UTC ---
I know the update.php script is meant for DB updates, but it'd be nice for that
script to call the cleanupTitles.php maintenance script if its updating from a
version where unicode normalization changed.

>Site like ""; collapsed because they found that templates with
>old style encoding were not loading after each edit. They were not aware about
>this setting and they didn't know that each template also need atleast one edit
>to convert itself new version encoding. So they changed default language to

Such sites should run the cleanupTitles.php maintenance script. This should fix
the issue with certain page titles using old unicode sequences becoming

Just for clarification, The only two issues being reported here are after

*Certain page titles containing the old unicode forms become inaccessible.
(which is fixable by running the maintenance script) [Fixable by running
maintenance/cleanupTitles.php ]
*External links to sites using these old unicode sequences stop working because
the characters in the link get converted. This can be worked around by
percent-encoding the links, which is admittedly a pretty crappy work around.
(bug 25623)

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