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RFM discussion: January 2013–July 2015[edit]


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And its 6 members:

Also involved are unligatured twins of most of these

These are all fine entries, but the rare ligatured forms shouldn't be the lemmas. Right now, there are alt-form entries for each of these with the preferred unligatured spellings. What I would like to do is to swap the ligatured with the unligatured entries: move the ligatured entry to a temporary name, move the unligatured entry into its place, and move the ligatured entry to where the unligatured entry was. After that, it should be a simple matter of switching ligatures for diphthongs and vice-versa in the texts of the entries. This should preserve the edit histories and keep the content intact.

I realize there are probably many other cases like this, but this one is small and contained enough to be easily accomplished without much fuss. I almost just went ahead and did it myself, but figured it was better to give it due process.

Please note that I'm not talking about the pondian difference of oe vs e- just the characters used to represent the UK spelling. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:37, 19 January 2013 (UTC)

Support. — Ungoliant (Falai) 06:00, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
It's predictably down to Doremítzwr (talkcontribs), someone I would consider a POV pusher with respect to using archaic spellings when contemporary spellings are available. Support. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:43, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
SupportCodeCat 14:08, 19 January 2013 (UTC)
To be pedantic, Category:English words prefixed with cœn- won't change. Mglovesfun (talk) 21:57, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. - -sche (discuss) 19:40, 28 July 2015 (UTC)