Template talk:ja-noun

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Bolding[edit]

Is it not better to bold all scripts, rather than just Romaji (i.e. Latn)? Mglovesfun (talk) 16:57, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Bolding some kanji characters can obscure strokes, making them harder to read. -- Eiríkr Útlendi | Tala við mig 03:40, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Links[edit]

Would it be possible to add #Japanese to the wikilinks for kanji? -- Eiríkr Útlendi | Tala við mig 03:40, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Rōmaji[edit]

Could someone fix the spelling of romaji in the template to use the macron? The proper spelling should be rōmaji instead. -- Eiríkr Útlendi | Tala við mig 19:44, 10 August 2011 (UTC)

Better still; could someone use English? Rōmaji is the Japanese word for Roman letter(s). Why are we expecting readers to know what this means? Change it to "Romanised" or something. Jimp 20:02, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
We already assume readers will understand what kanji, hiragana, and katakana are, and rōmaji is similar standard fare for anyone studying Japanese. If it's really an issue, I would strongly advocate for making these terms all links in the template to their respective entries, rather than replacing them with other English terms. -- Eiríkr Útlendi | Tala við mig 20:22, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

head?[edit]

Is it possible to add the head= parameter? 65.94.77.11 10:46, 3 November 2011 (UTC)

Romaji links[edit]

The link for romaji characters should be {{l|ja|{{rom}}}} or {{ja-l|{{rom}}}} instead of {{wlink|{{{rom}}}}} so that the link points to the proper language section. --Soardra (talk) 00:09, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

  • Yes, I've chewed on that for some time. One of the real problems here is the use (mis-use, in my opinion) of {{wlink}}. This does some rigamarole to allow template users to pass either rom or [[rom]], and {{wlink}} either adds the square brackets or not, as needed. However, this introduces all kinds of downstream problems, not least is the inability to specify language.
I considered making the change myself some time back, but without any means of finding entries that might actually need the {{wlink}} before changing the template, I backed off making the change for fear of the potential for breakage.
(PS: One minor point is that, when using {{ja-l}} for romaji, it should be {{ja-l|||{{rom}}}} with the extra vertical bars -- the first and second args to {{ja-l}} are formatted for Japanese script, which is ugly when applied to Latin characters. The downside to using {{ja-l}} here is that the third arg, while using the Latin script, is also italicized, which is inappropriate for headwords.).
-- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 17:30, 6 May 2013 (UTC)