[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1884: Cyrillic topic slugs are limited to ~33 characters on Rosetta forums

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#1884: Cyrillic topic slugs are limited to ~33 characters on Rosetta forums
 Reporter:  SergeyBiryukov        |      Owner:
     Type:  defect                |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                |  Milestone:
Component:  International Forums  |   Keywords:
 Background: #1298

 This is essentially a WordPress core issue (#wp10483), but since it's a
 regression on the forums after the upgrade to bbPress 2.x in #1544, maybe
 we could tackle it on WP.org separately?

 Currently, topic slugs on Rosetta forums are limited to ~33 characters,
 and anything after that is just silently cut off.

 For a language where most words are longer than in English, this is often
 insufficient. English topic slugs, on the other hand, allow up to 80
 characters (which is the `maxlength` attribute on the input).

 Some examples of recent topics where the title is OK, but slug was cut
 * https://ru.wordpress.org/support/topic/как-настроить-уведомления-на-
 * https://ru.wordpress.org/support/topic/написание-плагина-скрытый-
 * https://ru.wordpress.org/support/topic/загруженные-изображения-не-

 To get a feeling of what it looks like to a Russian speaker, imagine if
 these (random) topics on English forums:

 * https://wordpress.org/support/topic/fatal-error-call-to-undefined-
 * https://wordpress.org/support/topic/new-post-gives-you-are-currently-
 * https://wordpress.org/support/topic/i-cant-update-the-plugins-but-i-see-

 had slug like these:

 * https://wordpress.org/support/topic/fatal-error-call-to-undefined-fun/
 * https://wordpress.org/support/topic/new-post-gives-you-are-currently/
 * https://wordpress.org/support/topic/i-cant-update-the-plugins-but-i-s/

 Doesn't look too informative, does it?

 Previously, slugs were cut around ~48 characters, which is still is less
 then enough, but better than ~33.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1884>
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