Please transliterate non-English URL letters to English on Tableau Server.
Current behaviour of deleting non-English letters almost always makes our Faroese URLs:
- Incomprehensible, and or
Here are two examples:
|#__||Workbook/View Name__||Tableau 7 URL__||If Transliterated|
|1||Ódnin nov 2011||dninnov2011||Odninnov2011|
Froya is an island in Norway, and not the name of Faroe Islands (Føroya).
This is an example of a word changing meaning by deleting non-English letters in Tableau Server URLs.
I do understand it is difficult to understand how it feels when oneself is not in the hot seat, that is, difficult for English language users to understand this issue. Therefore, even if Faroese has 8 non-English letters resulting in URLs missing several letters, I will try to make the pain less difficult to understand for English language users of Tableau by removing "only" one or two letters in the translation of Ódninnov2011, namely HurricaneNov2011. I believe if this URL behaviour was a reality in English, it would create an outcry in the forum and be among the most supported ideas to fix.
1 LETTER REMOVED_____
2 LETTER REMOVED
I do understand that supporting every thinkable language is costly if no ISO or other standard for transliteration of non-English letters exists. Therefore I ask only for a simple solution where we customers ourselves define which letters to transliterate to which English letter. Allowing non-supported languages to be customized by customers is also requested in Custom user interface language on Tableau Server.
If an ISO or other standard for transliteration of non-English letters exists, it should of course be used as default, but the list should still be open for customization. I think about something similar to this: http://drupal.org/files/issues/i18n-ascii-full.txt
I wonder who besides I cares about this issue. I believe many customers speaking Latin derived languages experience missing letters in their URLs and wonder if it is also true for non-Latin alphabets. Here are is list (bar chart) of some languages and their missing-URL-letters:
Á À Â Å Æ É È Ê Í Ì Î Ó Ò Ô Ø Ú Ù Û Ü Ý Ỳ Ŷ
Á Ä É Í Ó Ô Ú Ý Č Ď Ĺ Ľ Ň Ŕ Š Ť Ž
À Â Æ Ç É È Ê Ë Î Ï Ô Œ Ù Û Ü Ÿ
Á Č Ď É Ě Í Ň Ó Ř Š Ť Ú Ů Ý Ž
Á Â Ã À Ç É Ê Í Ó Ô Õ Ú
Ā Č Ē Ģ Ī Ķ Ļ Ņ Š Ū Ž
Á Ð É Í Ó Ú Ý Þ Æ Ö
Á Ë É Í Ó Ö Ő Ú Ü Ű
Ą Č Ę Ė Į Š Ų Ū Ž
Ą Ć Ę Ł Ń Ó Ś Ź Ż
Á Ð Í Ó Ú Ý Æ Ø
Á É Í Ñ Ó Ú Ü
Á Å Ä É È Ö Ü
À É È Ì Î Ò Ù
Š Ž Õ Ä Ö Ü
Š Ž Å Ä Ö
Ă Â Î Ș Ț
Č Ć Đ Š Ž
Ä Ö ß Ü
Æ Ø Å