User talk:Asahiko

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普段はここではなくWPやmetaでうろうろしておりますゆえ、こちらでのメッセージに気づくのが遅れてしまいましたが、ご案内ありがとうございます。--Asahiko 17:17, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

sort key etc[edit]

The hidx= parameter provides the sort key for whichever category the template adds the entry to. (Without displaying hiragana that isn't used. Also: words don't go in Category:Japanese language itself. Robert Ullmann 13:01, 10 December 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for your advice, but that's not what I read in the documentation for Template:ja-noun. Quoting from the page:

hidx= hiragana index, only if the hiragana for the entry begins with a 濁音 ("two-dot kana") or with a 半濁音 ("one-circle-kana"), use the optional hidx parameter to index it under the corresponding 清音 ("simple kana"), if two-dot, follow the word with one apostrophe ', if circle, with two to maintain the sort order.

In addition, my removal of the hidx parameter was done after looking at Category:Japanese_katakana. From what I see, listing katakana words under katakana sortkeys seemed to be the practice here, and was trying to "correct" those words who were listed with hiragana sortkeys. I must be slightly confused here. What is the correct way? Looking forward to your kind guidance, Asahiko 03:46, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
The template should have the hidx= parameter for (e.g.) Category:Japanese nouns; if it isn't doing the katakana cat correctly, that needs to be fixed in the template itself, not by trying to fix entries. Hmmm: WT:AJ says all categories except kanji and rōmaji are sorted by hiragana; that should be corrected to include the katakana category. But the template is already correct: it does not add the hidx sortkey to the Japanese katakana category. Robert Ullmann 06:35, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
Thanks Robert, I think I'm getting it. The katakana cat was done incorrectly in hiragana because of DEFAULTSORT.[1] I was trying to eliminate the hiragana sorting from the Category:Japanese katakana, and I have mistakenly thought that that's because of hidx. Moreover, the portion from the Template:ja-noun documentation I've quoted above only mentions hiragana so it sounded (to me) as if hidx shouldn't be placed on katakana words. I believe I'm too a newbie to meddle with documentations, so I'd appreciate it if you could alter its wordings in your spare time to avoid further misreadings like mine. Thank you once again for your message before I've done too much damage. Regards, Asahiko 09:24, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

Importation of a French/Japanese dictionary on Wiktionary[edit]

Hello !

We are transferring the content of, a French/Japanese dictionary based on EDict. We are about to import 17 000 articles :) These are what we are working on :

We have already :

  • a function that generates romaji from kana
  • a function that generates IPA pronunciation from kana

All contributors are welcome !

Good contributions on Wiktionary !!!

Ftiercel 15:09, 5 February 2008 (UTC)