Talk:Vatican Pharmacy

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Latin[edit]

Should Latin words like Farmacia Vaticana be written in capital letters (FARMACIA VATICANA) actually as the Latin language does not consist of CAPS? This is meta stuff but anyway, I start it here… --Scriberius (talk) 02:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

I think no caps. If you must, then small caps. Savidan 05:25, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
small caps are fantasy. Sorry, but Latin consits only of capital letters. --Scriberius (talk) 21:24, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
Maybe if its chiseled onto some building, but, take a look around and I think you'll see thats just not the way this is done on Wikipedia. I do not think it is in keeping with the style guidelines. Savidan 21:28, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
However, that Wikipedia style guide is wrong in that case. It has been probably established to make reading easier... --Scriberius (talk) 14:41, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
No, *classical* Latin had no capital letters, which were not invented until centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire. However, Latin as used by the Catholic Church differs substantially from classical Latin, and they *do* use lowercase letters. mkehrt (talk) 08:02, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
OKOK if you say so, that's fine with me. I believe in your knowledge and saved it onto my biological hard disk drive^^ memory. --Scriberius (talk) 20:48, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Monopol[edit]

As far as I know it is the only one in Vatican city/state. That could or rather should be noted in the article. --Scriberius (talk) 02:21, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

That is why the article starts with a definitive article. We could add the word "only" but I don't think it adds much. Savidan 05:26, 31 May 2008 (UTC)
Cite: "The Vatican Pharmacy (Latin: Farmacia Vaticana) is the pharmacy operated by Vatican City, founded in ..." is not enough to express that I think. That should be written in another way. What's your opinion on that? BFN. --Scriberius (talk) 21:24, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
I think that for micronations like Vatican city, and other small geographic entities, we should use terms like "smallest", "largest", "only", "most...", "least..." etc. sparingly. Savidan 21:30, 3 June 2008 (UTC)
OK, fine with me. Sounds reasonable. Anyway, one could aks "is that the only one over there?" and the article doesn't tell it. It just says "...is a pharmacy in the Vatican.". So we could add this fact because it is a part of information users could seek for. In fact, it belongs into an article if something is unique in some ways. --Scriberius (talk) 14:41, 5 June 2008 (UTC)