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Just an idea by jotazombie Just an idea by jotazombie
just an idea to be able to use special characters (such as , , , and many others and punctuation symbols like !) in deviation's titles so we can write our work's titles in other languages.

Like you can see there's a box for the "original title" that allow the use of special characters and other box for the "deviation's title" that will be used in the url bar and for that don't allow special characters.

In the deviation's view that you can see in below, I put the "Original title" bigger (like the titles that we have now) and above the "deviation's title" but this could be handled in some other way.

Also as you can see the title is above the image, I think is better that way cause the title is like the beginning of the piece, like an introduction to it. But this don't bother me too much and I know that should need a little change in the layout.

Don't take this as a main idea, the intention with this is open the door to better ideas.

And like a extra suggestion, Do you see the "more from jotazombie" in the right column? there you can see some (3 or 4) thumbnails featured. What is the problem? that we have already dicided which work we can have in the Featured part in our gallery, and which work belong to certain folder that we created. But this thing shows pieces from any folder in your gallery so in some case you'll have an odd mixture of work. What I think will be better is shows only works from the same folder that the deviation that you're seeing. so if you have some folder for an specific audience it will show only the works for that audience.

Finally I'm going to clarify a couple of things that I'm afraid that some could think or say:
No, I'm not against dA
No, I'm not against English
Yes, I know that coding is not easy
Yes, I think that titles are important

The title that I used in the image is a funny example of the problems of use "n" instead "". with "n" it would be "un ano en la oscuridad" translated "one anus in the darkness" :D
a funny thing about this: if you go to google translator and write "ano" (translating from Spanish to English) the first result is "year" and not "anus" like it should be. :D

I invite you to visit :iconallcultures: and join if you care about this issue.

PS: a more "simple" solution can be don't use the deviation's title in the url bar and instead that use a numeric value, just like they are using now next to the deviation's title (in the url bar).

Edit: :iconand-amore: thanks a lot for suggested this as DD :hug: and thanks :iconwdwparksgal: for the featured :handshake:
Also thanks all for the positive comments and favs, I really wish could do more for this issue, make it real. I hope dA consider this to think about some kind of solution.
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Given 2011-02-11
Just an idea by *jotazombie The suggester states, "I think this is a great idea to solve the problem of using special characters in titles, something necessary for using our own languages and punctuation marks. Because titles are important and part of the artwork." Be sure to read the artist description, as it covers an issue with Spanish that I had to emphasize to my parents when they were readying to travel to Cancun many years ago. Pronunciation and other markings can be everything in languages other than English! ( Suggested by and-amore and Featured by WDWParksGal )
CindyAA Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes, please, in portuguese, sometimes is very hard to write something without the : " `~^" as "" or "" or the character " "

I love the Idea
TehMalware Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Cool Idea! I hope they put it on Deviantart!
jotazombie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Artist
well as you can see, this was submitted February 7, 2011...
TehMalware Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
LuthienMuse Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Buenisimo! A veces tengo que cambiar el nombre que quera ponerle a una imagen por el simple hecho de que no quede mal escrito :/
jotazombie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Artist
Lastima que al parecer para la gente de dA el tema del facilitar el uso de otros lenguajes para los ttulos de las obras nunca fue algo de importancia. Ellos mismo tienen escrito en sus preguntas frecuentes que como el sitio tiene base en USA es todo ingles, sin embargo luego sacan chapa de que tienen usuarios en todo el mundo. Pero bueno, es lo que hay...

Igualmente, gracias por el comentario :)
LuthienMuse Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
De nada, gracias a vos por hacer algo por el tema :)
Ktosydan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
"anus", not "donkey"? o.O
juliablanco Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Qu buena idea. Ojal la implementaran!
Eyes-Unblinded Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student General Artist
How do you get that Original Title option? I'd find that a lot easier...
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