Help talk:Page name

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Coding of characters[edit]

Is there a list of characters and their corresponding codes? I notice that the code given for À is different than the code given here. E.g., the proper WikiMedia code is %C3%80, and the Unicode code is %C0. In particular I would like to know the proper code for the underscore character. Thanks! 21:07, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Force underscores in page name[edit]

Is there a way to force page names so that underscores are not treated as spaces, and vise versa? I am trying to create and article with an underscore at the beginning of the page name. Thanks! 21:28, 1 April 2008 (UTC)

Forgot to specify that the wiki is a private one (and therefore re-configurable), not Wikipedia. 03:24, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I see now that this was asked already. Still, it would be nice to be able to force the separation of spaces and underscores in private wikis. 20:45, 6 April 2008 (UTC)


It was brought to my attention that using certain words as page titles — such as Echo — causes my wiki to throw out a 406 error, stating that an acceptable representation of the page cannot be found. I've noticed however that page titles like that work on Wikipedia and the like, so I'm wondering if there's some sort of configuration setting or something that I should know about to remedy this problem. --Raenis 04:45, 18 July 2008 (UTC)

Page name grammar[edit]

Is there an wp:en guidline on grammar in page names/titles? I notice that a lot of categories get renamed from "fooian foos" to "foos in foo" (or "Spanish cyclists" and "Cyclists from Spain") for example, and was wondering if a guideline along these lines exists for articles. SharkD 11:15, 22 August 2008 (UTC)


The second example in Help:Page name#Variables PAGENAME and PAGENAMEE should use NAMESPACEE

  • ... and {{NAMESPACE}}:{{PAGENAMEE}} give ... should be
  • ... and {{NAMESPACEE}}:{{PAGENAMEE}} give ... 21:13, 6 September 2008 (UTC)



how can I make the default = pagename?

Non capital[edit]

How to show the {{{PAGENAME}}} result in non-capital initial letter?. See w:template:Catmore.

With lcfirst, {{lcfirst:Bob}} give bob (see Help:Magic words). Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 20:12, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

How to deal BASEPAGENAME with “exotic” namespace[edit]

All is in the title : BASEPAGENAME dont work with “exotic” namespace. For example, on the wikisources there is index:, page:, and author: namespace. How can I get the pagename is this case ? Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 20:12, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

It seems to work fine, as long as they are real namespaces.--Patrick (talk) 00:10, 31 October 2010 (UTC)
Define “real”. Ok, Author is not a namespace on oldwikisource that where my bug came from. Thanks. Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 18:53, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Titles with + simply don't work[edit]

I want to add article titles with C+ and C++ to our wiki. The wiki creates them, but then simply removes the + when the article is clicked on, it's almost like asome kind of generic redirect clitch takes place without specifying a redirect. How do I allow titles with + to work? I am running mediawiki 16. +

example: 21:30, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

I do not know how to fix this, but a workaround is to use --Patrick (talk) 08:17, 24 April 2011 (UTC)

Slow to load[edit]

Note, currently this page takes some 66 seconds to load. It's still rather far from parser limits ("only" half the max), so be patient. ;-) --Nemo 07:57, 8 August 2014 (UTC)