What about getting in Joomla!™ accented urls (for those using a latin alphabet) or with your own language glyphs (in Greek, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Persian, etc.)?
Until now Joomla was only proposing ASCII urls when using its native SEF. Titles (articles, menu items, etc.) were replaced by a date in the alias when written in a non-latin alphabet.
Grace to this system plugin, we have no more transliteration, spaces as well as special forbidden characters are transformed to hyphens.
Wikipedia demonstrates this in Persian:http://ps.wikipedia.org/wiki/فارسي
is in fact:http://ps.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D9%81%D8% ... 8%B3%D9%8A
Google has no problem searching or referencing such links.
The url to an article describing this plugin functionnalities is http://info-graf.fr/infografcvs/des-urls-de-toute-beaut
Caps as well as the accented letters are kept in the url.
Tip: Browsers behave differently when copying such urls. Firefox will copy the unicode format while Opera will get the original glyphs.
1. This plugin loads a modified version of the class « Jfilteroutput » (libraries/joomla/filter/filteroutput.php). While this class has not been modified since 2007/03/15, it could be in the future and therefore necessitate an update of this plugin.
2.Some 3pd extensions may have modified this class for their own needs through JExtend. Therefore, there could be incompatibility as this plugin loads last.
PS: English and French language included.