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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 5 years ago

#1298 closed defect (fixed)

Cyrillic topic titles are limited to 50 characters on Rosetta forums

Reported by: SergeyBiryukov Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: International Forums Keywords:

Description (last modified by SergeyBiryukov)

Currently, topic titles on Rosetta forums are limited to 50 characters, and anything after that is just silently cut off (slugs are cut off as well, but let's leave that for another ticket).

For a language where most words are longer than in English, this is often insufficient. English topic titles, on the other hand, allow up to 80 characters (which is the maxlength attribute on the input).

If the title happens to be cut in the middle of a UTF-8 sequence, it disappears altogether, see #1297.

This often causes confusion when the topic author puts the question in the title rather than the topic text. Each time that happens, I have to apologize for the bug and ask them to repeat or rephrase the question.

Some examples of recent topics where the title was cut off:

Should be fixed with the upgrade to bbPress 2.x. This ticket is just for tracking and reference.

Change History (6)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

  • Description modified (diff)

Related: #1297, #1299, #1300.

#2 @netweb
6 years ago

bbPress 2.x default topic title length is 80 characters, is 80 enough for Russian or should this be bumped to 120 or so?

It's a filterable setting so we can make the decision to set this higher for all locales of just specific locales now.

#3 follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
6 years ago

Cool, I think 80 should be OK.

We could look at other locales with longer words and increase the length later if needed.

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @netweb
6 years ago

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

Cool, I think 80 should be OK.

We could look at other locales with longer words and increase the length later if needed.

Cool 👍

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6 years ago

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
5 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

After the upgrade to bbPress 2.x in #1544, the limit for topic titles is 80 characters, which should to be OK for now.

Created #1884 for the slugs limit.

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