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Province x provinces[edit]

This should have orginally in a cfd but was only put in the catgories talk page

Unification (f.e. Provinces in Iran)

Hi, acccording to the English spelling rules, generic terms in a proper name should not be with a capital, so province with lower case is OK (In en:wikipedia, use of lower and upper case is a mess). In Iran, there is a mix of uppercase and lower case, so we can go either way. You decide, but I will oppose similar changes in other countries where the lower case is correctly and almost consistently used. --Foroa (talk) 11:10, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

if this is not unified, than categorization is more dificult :O( Mircea (talk) 16:25, 3 February 2010 (UTC)

ref.: Category:Provinces of Iran - unify according to en wiki and other Provinces Categories

{{move cat|Ardabil province|Ardabil Province}}
{{move cat|Bushehr province|Bushehr Province}}
{{move cat|Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari province|Chaharmahal-o-Bakhtiari Province}}
{{move cat|East Azarbaijan province|East Azarbaijan Province}}
{{move cat|Fars province|Fars Province}}
{{move cat|Gilan province|Gilan Province}}
{{move cat|Golestan province|Golestan Province}}
{{move cat|Hamadan province|Hamadan Province}}
{{move cat|Hormozgan province|Hormozgan Province}}
{{move cat|Isfahan province|Isfahan Province}}
{{move cat|Kerman province|Kerman Province}}
{{move cat|Kermanshah province|Kermanshah Province}}
{{move cat|Khuzestan province|Khuzestan Province}}
{{move cat|Kordestan province|Kordestan Province}}
{{move cat|Lorestan|Lorestan Province}}
{{move cat|Markazi province|Markazi Province}}
{{move cat|Mazandaran|Mazandaran Province}}
{{move cat|Qazvin province|Qazvin Province}}
{{move cat|Razavi Khorasan province|Razavi Khorasan Province}}
{{move cat|Semnan province|Semnan Province}}
{{move cat|Sistan-o-Baluchestan province|Sistan-o-Baluchestan Bushehr Province}}
{{move cat|South Khorasan province|South Khorasan Province}}
{{move cat|Tehran province|Tehran Province}}
{{move cat|West Azarbaijan province|West Azarbaijan Bushehr Province}}
{{move cat|Yazd province|Yazd Province}}
{{move cat|Zanjan province|Zanjan Province}}
Whatever we opt for, consistency would be good, but upper- or lowercase are equally good English here. It's just a matter of whether you think of "Province" as part of the place name or "province" as a clarification. -- Jmabel ! talk 01:16, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
There are tens of cases where there is a mix of upper/lower case: provinces, counties, cantons, prefectures, districts, regions, ... What I try to keep consistent is its use in the specific country, which seems to be reasonably the case throughout Iran. --Foroa (talk) 12:01, 17 February 2010 (UTC)
The provinces of Iran do not have "Province" as part of each of their names, thus they should be lowercase. en.wp is just being silly with their titles. Rocket000 (talk) 08:49, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
CLOSING, as did on Category page and its talk page...
In accordance with the fact this discussion is now a very stale 3.5 years old, I'm calling this discussion closed,
  1. with consensus saying keep the status quo ante,
    1. en.wikipedia category names using a Capital P in Province,
    2. the commons here keeping the lower case.
  2. Imho, to untangle either site convention needs someone with BOT privileges and while an annoyance, this task would certainly be low on a priority list of such needs. // FrankB 18:43, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Closing for FrankB. The category names are consistent within Iran, and there's no particular reason to prefer upper case P. ghouston (talk) 10:09, 4 November 2013 (UTC)