Unicode support?

Topics: programování (help a podobně)
Jun 10, 2009 at 8:42 PM


Found out about this app from a windows mobile blog & tried it immediately, its a great app. But unfortunately it doesn't support unicode in posts, titles & categories & turns the non-english characters to question marks (???). Any plans on supporting unicode?

Also, another thing that I noted is that when I published to my WordPress blog, the date set by the WLW for the blog post was incorrect, about 10-12 hours in future! Perhaps you can look into that & fix it. :)




Jun 11, 2009 at 12:17 PM



First about date: date in wlw is your actual date from your mobile phone and each blog on wordpress has its own time settings. Try look that you have right setup your time zone. If the problem still persisting, please write it here.

Unicode is good idea to support, we didn't mind it. We will implement support of unicode to next version of writer. Thanks for you comments.




Jun 11, 2009 at 12:36 PM


Thanks for the reply.

The date in my mobile is set as per IST timezone & in my wordpress blog also I've the same timezone set (GMT +5.5). But the problem is there as I mentioned. :(

And looking forward to unicode support.

Also, if you can implement the ability to set post-slug option then that would be great as well. :)




Jun 14, 2009 at 6:14 PM

Can you please specify what do you mean with "ability to set post-slug option"?


Jun 14, 2009 at 6:32 PM

If you look at the WordPress post screen (either on WordPress software or you can create free account at wordpress.com in 2 minutes) then you will see that when you set the post title, there's an option below (yellow colour) where you can set the text that will appear in the URL. WordPress creates these by default from the title, using just alphabets-numbers & replacing space with hyphens. For example, if my post title is "Hello World" then my post URL will become:


The post slug here is "hello-world". WordPress lets you customise this so even if my post title is "Hello World" I can set the post slug to "hey-there" & the url will become:


This feature is especially useful when you write post title in languages other than english, because then the characters will not be URL encoded & make long links. So if my post title is "आज की ताज़ा खबर" then I can set the post slug to:

You can read more on this at WordPress Codex here & here.

Jun 15, 2009 at 7:44 AM

I am think that metaweblog doesn't support this functionality. I'll look on it, but I am not promising this function.

Jun 15, 2009 at 8:03 AM

Ok, please do look, else I'll have to write a wordpress plugin to fix slugs of posts from mobile! :)