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[RESOLVED] Strange Characters in footer after basic 1.22 install

MarkJurgens (talkcontribs)

I see these two strange characters --> អំពី beside the website name in the footer of the page when I install 1.22 or higher. Not a deal breaker but odd. I don't see this in 1.21 installs.


Ciencia Al Poder (talkcontribs)

That's on the installer page? Or on any normal wiki page once the installation has completed?

A screenshot or HTML source of the page when this happens would help, or a link to the wiki if it's publicly accessible.

MarkJurgens (talkcontribs) (talkcontribs)

Hi Mark!

You see the strange sign inside the so called footer links. Instead of "(strange sign) SiteName" it should actually say "About (actual sitename)". This one link is not created correctly for you; maybe an extension or so tries to add an additional link directly in front of it, which does not work. These links can be set up e.g. with the hook SkinTemplateOutputPageBeforeExec. This can be done in LocalSettings.php, but also in extensions.

See Manual:Footer#Add_links_to_the_footer for more information.

Another option is:

The text of the footer links comes from the interface messages MediaWiki:Privacy, MediaWiki:Aboutsite and MediaWiki:Disclaimers. With your problem I would expect that, if there was an error coming from one of these three links, then it would come from MediaWiki:Aboutsite. To disable one or more of these links, set the corresponding link text to a single hyphen (-).

MarkJurgens (talkcontribs)

Thanks! This solution worked!

I navigated to MediaWiki:Aboutsite and deleted 4 characters. Very odd.

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