Well, I didn't say I can "decide" anything. I just said what I think, can I
Sorry, category redirects do not work well at all, and require permanent
Can you imagine media divided in Schweiz, Suisse, Svizzera, Svizzra....?
What is really the point? Language pride? I'm not offended to have
categories such as "Brazil" or "Italy".
Extreme examples are quite illustrative. What do you think about more than
20 category names for India?
I'd really want to understand what's really the problem...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Yann Forget" <yann(a)forget-me.net>
To: "Wikimedia Commons Discussion List" <commons-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 8:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Commons-l] Anglo-Saxonisation of the commons
daniel1978(a)uol.com.br a écrit :
Sorry, but categories should have
English-language names only.
How can you decide that?
How can someone find "Bridges in
Athens" if the category title was
in Greek? Or "Palaces in Istambul"? Or "Rivers in India" (and what
should we use in this last case?).
Categories redirect works quite well, so this argument is not valid.
See for example http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Monte_Bianco
And category redirects do not work well, because
they divide the media
cause more and more confusion.
My mother tongue is not English, but it's
clear to me that we must have a
lingua franca in order to understand each other.
If a find a picture of Teheran and I want to categorize it I'll have to
the correct Persian name of the correct category? That doesn't make sense
me. People should know that is no offence to use English in order to
a greater good: communication and understanding.
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