Wiktionary:About Middle High German

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Article titles and headers[edit]

Letters with diacritics (ë, ā, ē, ī, ō, ū), the letters ʒ/ȥ and long s (ſ) are not used in article titles, but diacritic letters are used when displaying the word (using the parameter |head=).

Thus the word for "help" is at [[helfen]], but the headword line uses the parameter |head=hëlfen.

Orthography: Normalisation[edit]

  • Long vowels are indicated with macrons: ā, ē, ī, ō, ū (not with circumflexes: â, ê, î, ô, û)
[It is undecided whether ʒ or ȥ shall be used.]

Preferably, the lemma or 'main' entry should be at the normalised spelling. Any other attested spellings (see WT:CFI) may be listed under an Alternative forms heading at the beginning of the normalised entry, and may have their own entries when attested, which should link back to the normalised spellings.