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Mandarin Characters Adding "read more" link (4 posts)

  1. elithx
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I have a multi-national blog where one of the bloggers post in mandarin. I am noticing that some of his posts are displaying a "read more" link at the bottom, but others are not. I'm guessing one of the characters are triggering the wordpress function somehow.

    Anyone encountered a similar problem before, and have any advice?


  2. tdjcbe
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Are you sure the poster isn't just using the more tag that is built into the software?

  3. nonegiven
    Posted 14 years ago #

    I have the same problem with Kanji (Japanese use of Chinese characters), Hiragana and others.

    It breaks some themes. Especially "magazine" style ones which dependent on automatic extracts.

    Part of the problem is that authors/languages do not use word spacing, and so WP cannot word count. I guess also WP allows but does not recognize oriental punctuation marks.

    At the very least, could there be an option/extension to 'Kanji' count?

    Unfortunately, it is even harder, to impossible, to programme users to know, understand, and use the <more> tag. Therefore, we really need a technological solution.

    I cannot speak Chinese or Japanese and so do not know the the native WP support website say, nor how they have address this problem. Can you, or someone translate?

    What are you using to do the multi-national/multi-lingual translation?

    I loved Jlanguage extension but it seems to have died ...

    I wish there was more attention on multi-lingual blog sites/development. I see them as key in international community building.


  4. elithx
    Posted 14 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply nonegiven. It's nice to know I'm not alone with this issue. I do not speak or understand Chinese or Japanese either, so it makes the process of finding what characters or combination of character may be causing the issue very difficult.

    If anyone else can understand these languages and/or has experience dealing with these character issue, any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated.

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