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Hyphenation on mobile view

Has there been a change to the configuration of the mobile site? Starting in the last 24 hours, I'm seeing very over-zealous hyphenation being automatically inserted in mobile views. Taking the current Main Page as an example, 30% of the TFA lines and 50% of the ITN lines of text end with an auto-generated hyphen, but look fine on desktop. Turning my phone to landscape view roughly halves those percentages, and moves the hyphens to different places, but it's still an off-puttingly high number of hyphens that makes the text difficult to read. They're also being inserted in very odd locations within the word e.g. im-agery and mu-sic. Modest Genius talk 16:38, 20 March 2020 (UTC)

MediaWiki:Minerva.css has requested the browser to select places to hyphenate in Mobile since 2018.[1] I don't know whether something recent has caused it to be used more. There was also a post today at Wikipedia:Help desk#Hyphenation and line breaks (iPhone/iPad). You can disable it by adding the below to Special:Mypage/minerva.css. PrimeHunter (talk) 16:49, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
* {hyphens: manual !important;}
Or is MediaWiki:Minerva.css only used by "MinervaNeue" at Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-rendering while the mobile site uses MediaWiki:Mobile.css? Special:Mypage/minerva.css is loaded in mobile in either case so the fix works. PrimeHunter (talk) 16:57, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
I am using Safari on iPhone, so that's probably the same issue. I only log in on desktop, remaining logged out on mobile, so cannot make manual CSS changes there. And if there's a problem, it should probably be fixed for more than just the user who reports it... Modest Genius talk 17:22, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
By "fix" I meant a change for those who want it. I haven't opined on whether it should be changed for everybody. PrimeHunter (talk) 17:28, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
PrimeHunter, I think Minerva.css didn't use to get loaded on the mobile site (only in the desktop version of the minerva skin). Judging from responses now, it seems this has been rectified last week (I know some skin rework was done, i'm guessing this is part of it). If I remember correctly, there were multiple people asking for hyphenation back then, and I made that change to test it out and asked people to look at the result. I believe we already concluded back than, that auto hypens was terrible, because it has no sense of measure, but apparently I never reverted it. Suggest we undo that change. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 10:05, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Again it's unclear if there was a deliberate change, but it's looking a lot better today. TFA has just two auto-hyphens, and ITN three (portrait mode, two and two on landscape), which is far more manageable. This level is probably what was originally intended. Modest Genius talk 10:56, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Modest Genius, the breaking is completely automatic as determined by an algorithm in the browser. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 11:14, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Sure, but that doesn't explain why it went haywire for a few days, on Wikipedia only, affecting multiple users. There was no Safari update in that time either. Modest Genius talk 11:18, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Modest Genius, my comment was about today. There is no difference in 'aggresivness' of the hyphenation between today and yesterday, because there is no such setting as 'aggressiveness' for auto hyphenation. As to what changed before that, that is already being discussed in thread. —TheDJ (talkcontribs) 19:22, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
There is a suggestion to remove automatic hyphens at MediaWiki talk:Common.css#Auto-hyphen. PrimeHunter (talk) 22:29, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
The reason why we only noticed it lately was because our browsers couldn't make use of that feature till they were updated, then we took notice to the 2 year-old edit. The feature might be helpful in certain contexts, like in extremely long German compound words, but not in every syllable, and not in English, in which vowels and sometimes consonants depend on the whole word to be correctly pronounced. I wouldn't utter a T in "often", but it was split to of-ten. --Mahmudmasri (talk) 20:26, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Articles nearly unreadable

In the past couple of days, it appears that changes have been made to Wikipedia that have made articles almost unreadable on the mobile site. Words are now allowed to be broken up across lines, connected by a hyphen (I forget the name for this). This is perhaps most noticeable in tables, such as Template:Episode table. One of the column headers in this table is "Directed by", but with the recent changes, it now appears like this:


There are countless examples of this, and changing the orientation of the screen does nothing to fix it. Mclarenfan17 (talk) 04:43, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

@Mclarenfan17: I moved your post to the existing section about the issue. The hyphenation may soon be removed. You can add the above CSS to remove it now for yourself. PrimeHunter (talk) 13:14, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

Logged out by using REFILL

Twice today I have been automatically logged out of my account whilst using WP:REFILL. It's a separate website used to fill in bare references, when you click the 'preview/save' button which brings you back to Wikipedia to review/save the edit. But when I click it and come back to Wikipedia I get logged out. Any idea why? GiantSnowman 17:05, 21 March 2020 (UTC)

I am not the only one this is happening to - please see User talk:Zhaofeng Li/reFill#Refill logs me out (ping @Sundayclose and Caro7200:). GiantSnowman 17:07, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
Me too!--Moxy
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