Category talk:Arabic alphabet

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No "Arabic letters" cat[edit]

Why is there no "Arabic letters" category, while there is a Category:Pashto letters? 71.66.97.228 08:01, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

That would be Category:Arabic alphabet. —Stephen 05:38, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, this is the talk page for that category. However, why is there a Category:Pashto letters when there is not one for Arabic? Shouldn't it be consistent for all languages (especially those using a very similar script)? 71.66.97.228 07:13, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Deletion debate[edit]

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Alphabet categories

Category:Arabic alphabet

Category:Lycian alphabet

Category:Lydian alphabet

Category:Ogham alphabet

Category:Shavian alphabet

Category:Thai alphabet

Category:Ugaritic alphabet

Category:Ukrainian alphabet

Category:Zhuyin alphabet

Category:Carian alphabet

Category:Deseret alphabet

Category:Georgian alphabet

Category:Glagolitic alphabet

Category:Gothic alphabet

Category:Phoenician alphabet

None of these conform to the standard category structure. The contents are mostly stuff that should either be in Category:(script) characters, Category:(language) letters, or Category:(language) letter names. These should be orphaned and deleted. --Yair rand (talk) 05:50, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Yes they're a mix of script characters and English names for the characters. If you want to move the contents I think you'd be doing us a favor. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:25, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

Where the same name is used to refer to both the language and the script (which is most of those that you listed), it's pointless to duplicate categorization. When the script is more general (e.g. Cyrillic) it makes sense to sub-categorize the subset used for a particular language (Ukrainian). Similarly: letter names are script- and not language-based, and should be grouped in separate categories only if it makes sense to do so (e.g. if there are 2 languages using the same script, with the same letters having different names in English, which I don't exist, at least not different enough). --Ivan Štambuk 09:20, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

Move to Category:Arabic letters and be done with it! - -sche (discuss) 04:09, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
I moved everything that could easily be moved, but there are still a few entries left that I am unsure about. Can somebody else take a look? —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 19:05, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
The English entries were easy- they were already in Category:en:Arabic letter names, so I just deleted the Category:Arabic alphabet. The others were made very difficult because they're not independent letters, so they aren't clickable on the category page. I managed to find them by a combination of entering them manually into the search box and finding them in Appendix:Unicode/Arabic, then clicking the links there. I made sure they were all in Category:Arabic diacritical marks and deleted the Category:Arabic alphabet. Done. Chuck Entz (talk) 01:00, 10 March 2013 (UTC)
Thank you! - -sche (discuss) 20:14, 10 March 2013 (UTC)