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Latest comment: 1 month ago by Hogü-456 in topic Describing linguistic names

Alphabetical Order in Other Languages

I have noticed that the translations for this page are confusing since they go out of alphabetical order, so genuine people who do not know English will struggle with finding terms in the Glossary (if they do not know about Ctrl+F). How can they be sorted in alphabetical order under the translation interface? BrightSunMan (talk) 12:09, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hmm, good question. Looking around at m:Glossary#See also it seems most glossaries either have the same problem or aren't translated. Wikidata appears to be the only project that has solved this, in d:Wikidata:Glossary, but it's using a single-column-table to do so (which I believe is bad for accessibility?), and readers still need to realize that they have to click the grey rectangle (below the diagram) to re-order items. I'm not sure if those drawbacks are worth the benefits, but hope that info helps. Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 19:48, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

what's the difference between a reference and a key?

Don't they both describe a slug like H5N1 Z5K1? Arlo Barnes (talk) 23:12, 5 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

A 'reference' could be to many things, not just a key. Some examples:
  • K2, a key reference (almost always in the context of a key argument);
  • Z2, an object reference;
  • Z2K2, an object key reference;
  • Q2, a Wikidata entity reference;
  • L2, a Wikidata lexeme reference;
  • M2, a Wikimedia Commons file reference; or
  • etc.
Jdforrester (WMF) (talk) 16:10, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply
Ah, thank you. Arlo Barnes (talk) 20:49, 6 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

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Arlo Barnes (talk) 20:33, 24 February 2024 (UTC)Reply

Describing linguistic names

I do not know much about how words and their grammatical cases are usually named. So it would help me if I can find a description what kind of word is used in a specific function. What do you think about a Glossary for specific things used in function names. I am not sure if the Glossary is intended to include things what need maybe clarification and what are included in function names. Hogü-456 (talk) 20:15, 25 April 2024 (UTC)Reply