[Tagging] Wikidata tag

Svavar Kjarrval svavar at kjarrval.is
Wed Feb 27 12:00:43 UTC 2013

On 27/02/13 11:37, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2013/2/27 Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com>:
>> 2013/2/27 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
>>> What is the relation between wikidata and wikipedia? Couldn't one get
>>> the wikidata-reference code by looking up the wikipedia article name?
>>> In this case it would be an unnecessary duplication of information to
>>> also have a wikidata tag.
>> But the wikipedia tag gives you only one language article. Now, if you go on
>> a wikipedia article and open that little map, it shows the polygon or node
>> taken from Openstreetmap. But it only works for the language that is in the
>> wikipedia tag.
> no, that's not true, there is for example the open link map which
> gives you the article in your language, that's the whole point of it.
> One language is enough to get all the others (in the general case,
> there are a few exceptions).
It works until the article name is changed in that particular language,
then it won't work for any language until it's fixed, if ever. Of course
one could argue it's very unlikely in the case of a famous franchise but
what about less famous places that have a Wikipedia entry?

- Svavar Kjarrval

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