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This article is less complete in its discussion of ISO character sets than the corresponding Help:Turkish characters. If anyone has sufficient knowledge, it would be great to bring it up to that standard.
The Romanian alphabet contains six letters not present in ISO-8859-1 and that will therefore present problems for use on old mediawiki wikis (all MediaWiki version 1.5 wikis including all wikimedia wikis are UTF-8). nor are four of them found in most readily available fonts, including those commonly used in Romania : upper- and lowercase "A" with breve, upper- and lowercase "S" with comma, and upper- and lowercase "T" with comma. These last used to be unified with and are still often substituted by the (slightly) more tractable upper- and lowercase "S" with cedilla and upper- and lowercase "T" with cedilla.
When authoring HTML or wikitext that uses the more unusual Romanian characters, the following information may be useful:
|Upper case||Lower case||Upper case encoding||Lower case encoding||Notes|
|Â||â||Â||â||This has a standard HTML entity, so should present no problem.|
|Î||î||Î||î||This has a standard HTML entity, so should present no problem.|
|Ș||ș||Ș||ș||"s" with comma, considered less correct and not widely supported|
|Ş||ş||Ş||ş||"s" with cedilla, considered more correct|
|Ț||ț||Ț||ț||"t" with comma, considered less correct and not widely supported|
|Ţ||ţ||Ţ||ţ||"t" with cedilla, considered more correct|
The following string may be useful to keep open in an editing Window to cut and paste when working on Romanian-language content:
- Ă Â Î Ş Ţ ă â î ş ţ
There is extensive relevant discussion at ro:Discuţie Wikipedia:Limba română conţine diacritice; the discussion is in a mixture of English and Romanian.
See also Help:Special characters