Template talk:zh-forms

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I suggest moving this template to Template:Hani-forms, and keeping the old name indefinitely as a redirect.

The code "zh" is ambiguous and unwanted per consensus for a number of reasons. In particular, this template begins with "zh" (which means "Chinese", or "Mandarin", depending on how you look at it), but it is also used in other languages written in Han script, whose code is "Hani". This template serves the purpose of showing varieties of Han script, so a name beginning with that code seems to be a very natural choice.

FWIW, another high-use template whose name begins with a script code is Template:Latn-def. --Daniel 08:59, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

I think {{zh}} refers to the Chinese languages as a whole as opposed to the script. No real strong feelings, you could move it to {{zhx-forms}}, for example. --Mglovesfun (talk) 12:04, 8 June 2011 (UTC)
If there are many good template names to be chosen, then you can consider my proposal of "Hani-forms" as completely arbitrary, but a proposal nonetheless, that I believe to be better than the current system.
However, I do think that "Hani-forms" is even better than "zhx-forms". The template is used with Translingual entries, that are neither Sinitic nor of any other family, but are written with Han characters nonetheless. --Daniel 12:28, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Done. Nobody objected. --Daniel 01:44, 22 June 2011 (UTC)


@Wyang It's putting 密西西比 (Mìxīxībǐ) and the like into Chinese reduplications. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 01:29, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

I originally put "This category includes any Chinese word containing two consecutive identical characters." in the description of Category:Chinese reduplications to show that this is only a category for all words with reduplicated characters. I tightened the criteria a bit to exclude sole transcriptions, and reduplications crossing component boundaries, but it may be hard to achieve the linguistic sense of reduplication automatically. Wyang (talk) 01:57, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

草蜢撩雞公——自尋死路; maybe a list or tracking category should be generated and the category should be applied manually. —suzukaze (tc) 09:41, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

Fixed just then in this edit. Wyang (talk) 09:42, 26 October 2016 (UTC)