This article is less complete in its discussion of ISO character sets than the corresponding MediaWiki User's Guide: Creating special characters/Turkish. If anyone has sufficient knowledge, it would be great to bring it up to that standard.
The Romanian alphabet contains six letters not present in most standard 8-bit character sets, nor are four of them found in most readily available fonts, including those commonly used in Romania, and that will therefore present problems for MediaWiki use: upper- and lowercase "A" with breve, upper- and lowercase "S" with comma, and upper- and lowercase "T" with comma. These last are often substituted by the (slightly) more tractable upper- and lowercase "S" with cedilla and upper- and lowercase "T" with cedilla.
When authoring HTML that uses the more unusual Romanian characters, the following information may be useful:
|Upper case||Lower case||Upper case encoding||Lower case encoding||Notes|
|Â||â||Â||â||This has a standard HTML entity, so should present no problem.|
|Î||î||Î||î||This has a standard HTML entity, so should present no problem.|
|Ș||ș||Ș||ș||"s" with comma, more correct, but not widely supported|
|Ş||ş||Ş||ş||"s" with cedilla, considered less correct|
|Ț||ț||Ț||ț||"t" with comma, more correct, but not widely supported|
|Ţ||ţ||Ţ||ţ||"t" with cedilla, considered less correct|
The following string may be useful to keep open in an editing Window to cut and paste when working on Romanian-language content:
- Ă Â Î Ş Ţ ă â î ş ţ
There is extensive relevant discussion at ro:Discuţie Wikipedia:Limba română conţine diacritice; the discussion is in a mixture of English and Romanian.