Template talk:Latinx

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Is this only for Old English? Icelandic uses the same character set, more or less, doesn't it? Mglovesfun (talk) 12:32, 4 July 2010 (UTC)

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This is a tentative request as I'm not quite sure if this template can be deleted. The only language that has this code assigned to it is currently {{ang}}, Old English. Is it really necessary? We have other languages with uncommon Latin characters, but they have never posed a problem that I'm aware of. It also seems redundant compared to {{unicode}}. —CodeCat 21:47, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

We have {{nv-Latn}} and {{pjt-Latn}}. {{ang-Latn}} could be justified, but I doubt it's needed as we don't use Latinx for languages which use the same characters. So I'm for the deletion, cautiously. If it fails, as an intermediate solution it could redirect to {{Latn}}. Mglovesfun (talk) 09:04, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Well, æ-macron and y-macron don't display in IE6 without this template... Do we still want to accomodate IE6 users? -- Liliana 10:36, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Oh really? Do any other languages use these? Simple answer is yes, we want to accommodate everyone. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:39, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Even Lynx users? I imagine there will always be IE6, IE5... IE 1 users on the internet... somewhere. We can't really keep supporting them all. IE6 is already 11 years old, most web developers gave up supporting it as soon as they could. According to Wikipedia it's used in the US by less than 1% of people. —CodeCat 11:31, 4 August 2012 (UTC)
Yes, by all means we should support Lynx, and fall gracefully back onto alternatives where JavaScript, etc. is not available. Equinox 15:26, 6 August 2012 (UTC)
I would have thought that, claiming to be some kind of universal resource of mankind as we do, we have a responsibility to support as many users as possible. We can't be aimed at serving a population of academics and technogeeks with well-funded, high-bandwidth systems, constantly being kept up to date by a staff of adepts, dropping user populations not able to keep up. I don't know exactly how that translates into browser support and script, but keeping some templates which might enable use to reach some population of users seems an easy choice, especially if some users may be counting on its continuation. DCDuring TALK 15:55, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

However, I just tried it on my IE6. Interestingly, {{Latinx}} and {{unicode}} render Old English as boxes, and only {{IPAchar}} manages to render the characters correctly. So it would seem that our font list is imperfect. -- Liliana 11:35, 9 August 2012 (UTC)

Would it work if those fonts were just added to {{Latn}}? —CodeCat 12:24, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
Maybe, but I'm not sure in what way that would cause issues for non-IE users. -- Liliana 12:39, 9 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Kept for no reason to delete. --ElisaVan (talk) 13:23, 30 October 2013 (UTC)