Strange onebox characters


#1

Why does the onebox say “β Macintosh II”?


The glorious inelegance of the 1990s family computer
#2

That’s been showing up lately. I don’t know why.


#3

I’ve noticed this too and wondered but haven’t yet been motivated enough to start a #meta thread so I’ll do the lazy thing and raise the @codinghorror signal.


#4

Allow me.


#5

It appears to be an artifact of the little used and largely superfluous mobile version of wikipedia. An easy fix would be to strip out the .m.


#6

Hahaha! Considering the year I spent working for the Wikimedia Foundation, if the Mobile devs heard their work described that way I think they’d start sobbing :wink:


#7

Maybe philosophy is still in beta?


#8

Look at the html source.


Note that one just says “Philosophy”, while the other adds in \n\t\t\t\t\tβ\n\t\t\t\t\t\tPhilosophy.

kind of weird, but I don’t know my way around the onebox source code, and translating unicode into html gives me hives.


#9

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