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Hi there. There is not normally any need to create Capitalised redirects - the search box will find the uncapitalised version automatically. Oh, and we start definitions with a # rather than a hard coded number to make is easier for people to add or insert extra ones. Cheers SemperBlotto 08:54, 27 November 2005 (UTC)
- Sorry. I hadn't thought about it. :P I usually don't use the search box because I access articles with the location bar of the browser
- BTW, should articles be created Capitalised or uncapitalised in Wiktionary? And what about wikipedia as far as you know?
- Ncrfgs 08:15, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
Hi again. In Wiktionary, entries should be uncapitalised unless they are proper nouns, or abbreviations like NATO. But over on Wikipedia, they haven't got "first letter capitalization" turned on - so everything is Capitalised - however you create it. Cheers. SemperBlotto 11:28, 30 November 2005 (UTC)
Is there any directive about text formatting?
Whether and where to use double quotes, bold and italic text, punctuation and so on.
Ncrfgs 03:25, 1 December 2005 (UTC)
Invitation to contribute
You might or might not already be aware that there is now a new system in place for marking translations that need to be checked (those that are suspected of being incorrect or those where it is not clear which sense(s) of a word the translations apply to). (See here for the Beer parlour discussion on this topic.)
Translations to be checked are now categorised by language. For example, Category:Translations_to_be_checked_(French) contains a list of all words where French translations need to be checked. This is designed to make the checking of these translations easier to maintain and work with.
I'm contacting everyone who has either expressed an interest in working on translations or has indicated in Wiktionary:Babel that they have a good knowledge of a particular foreign language or languages.
If you want to reply to this message, please do so on my talk page. Thanks for your help you can provide.
— Paul G 11:45, 11 March 2006 (UTC)