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How to make a custom title.:

 1 Deboss, Thu, 7th Jul '11 9:58:51 PM from Awesomeville Texas
I see the Awesomeness.
Continuing my how to guides, I'm writing a how to on the custom title system. Next time somebody uses a custom title with non-regular text such as Unicode, I would appreciate screen shots.

It seems you need to add some kind of special coding to a title. Fortunately, we no longer need to use the ptitle system, and you can now customize a title to display the title properly. Use this anytime you need to change the way a page title looks such as adding punctuation or non-standard characters.

Our example page of the day is going to be Series.Athena Goddess Of War, which needs a simple colon added to the name.

First, go to the tools menu and select "Customize Title". You can access and use this menu from any page on the wiki.

 

After clicking the "Customize Title" button, you should see the following screen:

 

Here's where you enter the proper wikiword for what you want customized.*

 

Hit the "go" button. This will load the title and any current custom titles for the page.

 

Enter the proper title, in this case we'll be adding in the colon for the proper name.

 

Hit the "send" command and the title will show up so a mod can check and make sure it works properly.

edited 7th Jul '11 10:14:14 PM by Deboss

Hi, I couldn't find any help on where to do accents/ umlauts/ non- standard- symbols in custom titles. The current entry only allows keyboard text, any advice on what to do with that? (Currently trying to change Series/Carnivale, which should have a grave accent on the second a)
Don't ask me, I just fix wicks.
In uffish thought
There are a couple things you can do. You can use the combos on your keyboard, like alt-E for a ┤ accent on a Mac, since the custom titler takes just the same text as any wiki page (though markup doesn't work). You can find the letter with the accent you want somewhere, e.g. by going to Wikipedia in a language that'll have it, copy the letter and paste it in. If neither of these can get you what you need, for instance if you want a superscripted 2, try looking up the HTML character code and paste that in; it'll display properly when the title is approved.

I've submitted the request for you; it should show up soon. I used the copy-paste method, since Wikipedia has a convenient list of letters with the accent.
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Thanks!
Don't ask me, I just fix wicks.
 5 Fighteer, Mon, 10th Sep '12 7:56:13 AM from the Time Vortex Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
On a PC, you can use the Character Map application to locate and copy/paste symbols, and many of them are also available on a standard keyboard by using the Alt-numberpad combinations.
Ironically, the pursuit of the definition of happiness does not appear to be a happiness-maximizing behavior.
A lil' bent˘ ?
I've recently written an article for Dancing Blade: Katte ni Momotenshi! and submitted a custom title for it, but while the custom title did appear correctly in the main article, on any other page I've added wicks to, it appears as Dancing Blade: Katte ni Momotenshi! instead of Dancing Blade: Katte ni Momotenshi!.

I tried to resubmit a custom title while putting the Visual Novel namespace as "Visualnovel" (instead of "VisualNovel"), but to no avail. Can someone please help me?

(By the way, I have the same problem with Kisetsu O Dakishimete, which should appear as Kisetsu o Dakishimete.)

edited 21st Dec '12 2:48:55 AM by AceNoctali

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 7 Septimus Heap, Fri, 21st Dec '12 2:52:15 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Never send the custom title with CamelCase namespace first, resubmitting it the second time doesn't fix it.

A lil' bent˘ ?
Thanks for the info, I didn't know that. I'll remember it the next time I'll make a article.

However, is there no way to fix this mistake?
"Your kindness gives me the presentiment I can be reborn. Now, I want to believe at least in you." - Kaori Yae
 9 Septimus Heap, Fri, 21st Dec '12 3:03:23 AM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Try the Screwed Up Custom Titles To Fix thread in Tech Wishlist.

A lil' bent˘ ?
Will do, thanks!
"Your kindness gives me the presentiment I can be reborn. Now, I want to believe at least in you." - Kaori Yae
 11 fairywine, Thu, 12th Jun '14 10:46:58 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
fairywine
I swear I'm not THAT inept normally, but I am trying to make a Useful Notes page for the ┼land Islands and the "┼" is giving me all sorts of problems. I tried following the above advice but I am doing something wrong and getting no where. I'd appreciate any help I could get!
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 12 Septimus Heap, Thu, 12th Jun '14 10:58:04 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
You need to ask "┼land Islands" as a custom title for "Aland Islands". Does that make sense?

 13 fairywine, Fri, 13th Jun '14 2:55:19 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
fairywine
I was under the impression that wasn't allowed for special characters, just punctuation and spacing. Has that changed? I'm sorry if I'm wasting everyone's time.
neither here nor there
 14 Septimus Heap, Fri, 13th Jun '14 3:01:14 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
Special characters can be used, however some characters can make problems with the code.

 15 Madrugada, Fri, 13th Jun '14 3:19:49 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
Using a Custom title to get a special character to display is fine. What we don't accept are Custom title requests that completely change the name of the page (for instance, a request to custom title Tropers.Madrugada to Tropers.That Vixen would be turned down.)

edited 13th Jun '14 3:19:59 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 16 Madrugada, Fri, 13th Jun '14 3:33:15 PM Relationship Status: In season
Zzzzzzzzzz
I did the custom title for ┼land Islands. It should display with the funky "a" now. .

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... and it does. smile

edited 13th Jun '14 3:33:55 PM by Madrugada

'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 17 fairywine, Fri, 13th Jun '14 3:37:54 PM Relationship Status: Yes, I'm alone, but I'm alone and free
fairywine
Thank you very much! Like I said I'm not (normally....) this inept (I swear...) Anyway, you have my gratitude and then some. <3
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