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Again, welcome! The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 07:01, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi, we do not put iwikis on templates. They are needless overhead, and cause many pages to be purged and re-parsed every time edited. Robert Ullmann 12:20, 4 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi, what is iwiki? I'll avoid making this mistake again. --Wihwang 09:18, 9 February 2009 (UTC)
He is referring to interwikis, in other words Wiktionarys in other languages. More specifically, the request was not to link templates to equivalent templates on other language wikis. For example, this edit does that, but was soon reverted. Regards, Bendono 03:21, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
I got it, thanks, Bendono. Regards, --Wihwang 04:16, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


Hello, Wihwang, I saw you are an active user with Chinese heritage and I would like to draw your attention to the Wiktionary:Beer_parlour#Recurring_problem_with_Chinese_vs._Mandarin discussion, where several editors converse about the appropriateness of the Chinese instead of Mandarin terminology. Any thoughts from native speakers would be appreciated. Regards. The uſer hight Bogorm converſation 06:33, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for all the Han etymologies![edit]

Hi Wihwang,

Just wanted to say thanks for all the Han etymologies you’ve been adding! As you can tell, I’ve a keen interest in the topic, and it’s v. useful in reading complex characters like .

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 21:36, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi Nils,

I'm very glad that the etymologies could be helpful, and honored to be able to contribute and introduce the internal of Chinese characters. If there're some characters currently without etymology that you would like to know, tell me and I'll try my best to add it.

--Wihwang 05:11, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

{Han simp} – 新字体、簡体字、等[edit]

Hi Wihwang,

Thanks for {{Han simp}} – it’s v. useful!

I’ve made a change to it so that one can include two components being simplified – hope you like it!

(The situation when the “from” component doesn’t exist (or can’t be found) separately is currently sub-optimal though – consider )

It would be nice to be able to indicate in the template whether a simplification is used only in Simplified Chinese, only in Japanese shinjitai, or in both – like a parameter that takes values u=sc, sh, b.

Getting really ambitious, we could (somewhat) automate the categorization used in Category:CJKV characters simplified differently in Japan and China.

Any thoughts?

Thanks, and hope you’ve been well!

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 22:16, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Hi Nils,

I like your change and improvement for {{Han simp}}, and the expansion of documentation, which makes it clearer. I've always wanted to add new features like two components and automatic categorization, but I'm not quite familiar with the wiki template syntax. Thanks for the improvement for it and {{Han compound}}, and I support the ideas of adding a parameter u= and automatic categorization. It'll be great if you could implement it.

Regarding , I've no good idea, since the right half part of 漢 is not a standalone character. How about using the words "Simplified from 漢 (right half part → 又)" or any alternative words?

Thanks again for the great contributions.

--Wihwang 11:13, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi Wihwang,

Thanks for the kind words!

Agreed, the MediaWiki template language is pretty hairy and hard to debug, and I’m very much still learning it myself. You’ll notice a number of edits in the Han simp/sandbox while I hashed out a spacing bug.

I’m a bit busy right now, but should get to this soon enough:

  • I’ll add the u= parameter and categorization (details are a bit tricky),
  • and for alternative words, I’ll add falt, talt, f2alt, t2alt parameters, defaulting to cannot be displayed or such.

…and let you know when done!

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 23:32, 1 September 2009 (UTC)

Hope you return[edit]

Hello, I hope you return to editing soon, as your contributions are valuable. 06:46, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Thank you, my friend. I'll get time to edit as much as possible. --Wihwang 12:34, 17 October 2010 (UTC)