Category talk:Images requiring internationalisation

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SVG's don't really belong in this category, do they? --Interiot 09:50, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

  • Why not? IMHO images belong to this category regardless of their file format. --AtonX 07:25, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
    • Because it's relatively easy to change the captions on SVGs and "blank" PNGs, as is currently being discussed at Commons talk:Language policy, so I guess it may depend on the outcome of that conversation --Interiot 17:05, 19 December 2006 (UTC)
      • Everything is relatively easy, if you have the knowledge, skills, time and willingness. Unfortunately, this is not always the case... :) --AtonX 10:13, 21 December 2006 (UTC)

Fools errand[edit]

  • Looking over the many technical images in this cat, I've formed the firm opinion that "Image internationalization" is a fools errand.
  • Creating a text free template image that others could adapt to their language, and a category schema, images specific to FooGooMoo language, would be a better use of manpower resources.
    • It's very simple, the text in these images is there to Save space in the articles within which they are embedded. Perhaps the originators of this concept need spend a few months editing in one of the encyclopedia projects to realize how important and special that property is, but rest assured, many good articles are jammed with the competing needs of section breaks, and keeping an image used in the section, without jamming in an unsightly manner with others, when someone zooms in or zooms out on the page. Wikimarkup already moves stuff around too much, so accommodating the captions these templates tend to include is very very contraindicated. Downright counterproductive, cause others will be and must be created to fill the language vs. space needs on the 'pedias. In short, at least don't bother deleting same.

And now you know it too. Do the cats by language thing, use a template to auto-cat those, and put these in the 'basis category' for the blanks. Let others take the blanks, and cat those in and by the languages, and stop trying to empty the ocean with a fork! // FrankB 01:48, 28 June 2008 (UTC)