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I'm not sure about Lynx. Is it "UTF-8 safe" ?

If you configure the character encoding to "UNICODE (UTF-8)" in the options, then yes. However, unless you're running in a UTF-8 terminal your display may suck. (Note that xterm has a utf-8 mode (option -u8 or something) that you can use if you're not running in a UTF-8 locale. For the linux console, run 'unicode_start' to put the console into UTF-8 mode. For others, I don't know offhand.) --Brion VIBBER 07:18 Oct 19, 2002 (UTC)
Thanks for your explanation. So my Lynx was probably the culprit that screwed up a few pages. Sorry. Anyway I quite like Lynx.
--Kpjas
Also you might give Links a try; it's quite nice. It's basically a text-mode browser which but has a hopped-up graphics mode which is still comfortably lightweight. In text mode it seems to have the same troubles as lynx (by default it converts the edit box contents to the locale charset, breaking characters outside that range), but in graphics mode it handles Unicode well. --Brion VIBBER 21:07 Oct 19, 2002 (UTC)

Would it be possible to place a UTC time and date stamp in the text area for each Recent Changes? I often find it confusing to try sync my home time zone time with sig times which are in UTC. --mav

You mean like a 'Current server time is XX:XX:XX'? --Brion VIBBER 07:29 Oct 27, 2002 (UTC)
Yup. The date would also be good to have. BTW, is there something akin to automatic date stamps for time? Example: {{CURRENTDAYNAME}} {{CURRENTMONTHNAME}} {{CURRENTDAY}}, {{CURRENTYEAR}} -> Tuesday September 30, 2014. But 18:00 doesn't work. --mav
It does now. Yippee! I'm planning to make the Recentchanges header text editable again by hook or by crook; the timestamps can be easily plunked in then. --Brion VIBBER 14:07 Oct 27, 2002 (UTC)
Cool. Thanks again Brion! :) --mav