Wiktionary:Votes/2007-10/style for mentioned terms

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Style for mentioned terms[edit]

  • Voting on: the default style to use for mentioning Latin (roman) script terms and phrases (those written with the English alphabet or one very similar) within running text, e.g. in ===Etymology=== and ====Usage notes====. The decision will be incorporated into the '.mention-Latn' class of MediaWiki:Common.css, used by {{term}}. Each reader can override the default using WT:PREFS or WT:CUSTOM.
    • This vote will not affect list sections like ====Synonyms==== and ====Related terms====.
    • This vote will not affect transliterations.
    • This vote will not affect “form-of” definitions.
    • This vote will not affect mentions of terms in languages like Russian or Chinese, which use other scripts and have their own considerations.
  • Vote ends: 10 November 2007 23:59 UTC
  • Vote started: 11 October 2007 23:59 UTC

The default, reader-overridable style for Latin (roman) script mentions in running text should be bold[edit]

E.g.: mention word for readers who have no custom preference
  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support — [ ric | opiaterein ] — 01:19, 12 October 2007 (UTC) if we're going to have a default, I think this should be bold, because after all, it's important and should be noticeable.
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support DAVilla 03:52, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support EncycloPetey 15:34, 13 October 2007 (UTC)

The default, reader-overridable style for Latin (roman) script mentions in running text should be italics[edit]

E.g. mention word for readers who have no custom preference
  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support Visviva 00:58, 12 October 2007 (UTC) Let's do this thing.
  2. Symbol support vote.svg Support DCDuring 01:02, 12 October 2007 (UTC) No objection
  3. Symbol support vote.svg Support Circeus 01:35, 12 October 2007 (UTC) I like it.
  4. Symbol support vote.svg Support Connel MacKenzie 01:52, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  5. Symbol support vote.svg Support DAVilla 03:53, 12 October 2007 (UTC) My strong preferance, but either will do. DAVilla 03:53, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  6. Symbol support vote.svg Support \Mike 08:50, 12 October 2007 (UTC)
  7. Symbol support vote.svg Support Williamsayers79 07:10, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
  8. Symbol support vote.svg Support Tohru 03:02, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
  9. Symbol support vote.svg Support — Beobach972 03:41, 27 October 2007 (UTC)
  10. Symbol support vote.svg Support H. (talk) 18:37, 28 October 2007 (UTC) Following long-standing typographic traditions.
  11. Symbol support vote.svg Support. bd2412 T 17:00, 29 October 2007 (UTC)
  12. Symbol support vote.svg SupportSaltmarshTalk 08:07, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
  13. Symbol support vote.svg Support — As has already been pointed out, this is the convention in lexicography. — Paul G 08:36, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
  14. Symbol support vote.svg Support Rhanyeia 15:52, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Oppose: There should be no default style for Latin (roman) script mentions in running text[edit]

Abstain[edit]

  1. Symbol abstain vote.svg Abstain Widsith 10:08, 13 October 2007 (UTC) Don't really mind: quite like both.

Decision[edit]

  • Second option (italics) passes 14-2-1. DAVilla 22:05, 11 November 2007 (UTC)