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Forcing a Japanese-language (or any other language) article to have an English title seems to defeat part of the purpose of having non-English articles—if someone is not comfortable with English, he/she might not be able to recognize the English title. Why not translate the titles as well? Maven 12:28, 16 Sep 2005 (PDT)

  • I dunno. I thought it'd be nice to point out there is an alternative language for articles.
Yeah I agree -Pon 20:03, 16 Sep 2005 (PDT)
Well it's not forced. We proposed to do so. We chose to use English titles for Japanese pages because:
  • Japanese font might turn garbage on browsers with no Japanese font.
  • Category:Japanese serves as a portal with Japanese description about each article. So Japanese readers don't have to see English titles.
  • Title translations are not final, moving page every time I or someone changes mind is simply annoying. Using current English title structure is less painful.
So far I only get one complaint from Japanese speakers that we should add add Japanese title under English title, and I'm doing that way now. And I think I'll go on using English titles. Thanks for caring, Maven, AndrewNeo, and Pon -- N-neko