Wikipedia and Wiktionary are currently the two biggest projects of
Wikimedia (as far as I know). These projects are quite seperate from
each other. They are more seperate than is good for either project.
Typically, the type of information in Wiktionary cannot be found in
Wikipedia, things like translations and pronounciation are better
developped in Wikipedia while more more encyclopedic information can be
found in Wikipedia.
To enhance the cooperation I added a template in Wiktionary (both in en:
and nl) called -info-. This template will refer to the Wikipedia article
with the same name as the Wiktionary article.
On Wikipedia (both en: and nl:) I have added a template called wikt,
this template has one parameter; this is the name of the article on
Wiktionary. The reason for a parameter is that Wikipedia has many
articles that are disambigued and given a name that differs from the
Wiktionary name. A second reason is that the nl:wiktionary does not have
first character capitalisation for article names any more. Here it is
important that the word is spelled correctly.
The importance of these interproject links is not only in giving more
information to our users, it is also important to make people aware that
dictionary content has its place and that it is really welcome in
Wiktionary. It makes for people that are used to contributing to
Wikipedia, to contribute to Wiktionary as well.
One nice word recently added to the nl:wiktionary is [[wikt:nl:grote
muggenorchis]], an orchid it has three translations. This information is
not really welcom on nl:wikipedia and this way it finds its place .. :)
Please add these functionalities to your wikipedia and wiktionary and
add it to the content you work on, it really makes us a greater
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