Re: change of templates
Muke Tever <muke@...
2005-11-03 08:12:00 GMT
Jim Breen <Jim.Breen@...> wrote:
> [Andrew Dunbar (Re: [Wiktionary-l] change of templates) writes:]
>>> On 11/2/05, Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen@...> wrote:
>>> > On the Dutch wiktionary it has been proposed to change the
>>> > template for adjective -(Continue reading)
adj- to - adjc-. The reason for this change
>>> > is that adj is an ISO 639 code for a language. I am happy to
>>> > change this template and the places where it is used on your
>>> > wiktionary..
> Exactly why should templates, codes, etc. be chosen to avoid
> overlapping with ISO 639 codes?
Many of the Wiktionaries that are not en.wiktionary.org use ISO 639 codes to
name the templates that call language names and categories.
> ISO 639 has about 500 2 and 3 letter
> codes, including: ace ale arc arm map art bad bra cat car cop ....
> We can't avoid all of those.
We can avoid them easily. There's _no_ pressing need for any template name
to sit on a lowercase three-letter page name. I mean, even assuming you were
itching to name a template, say, [[Template:map]] there's nothing to stop
you from putting it at [[Template:MAP]], say. The current ISO 639 code use
scheme only calls for [[Template:xx(x)]] and [[Template:-xx(x)-]] to be reserved.
> What is the problem with "adj"?
adj is Adioukrou, a Niger-Congo language spoken in Côte d'Ivoire.