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Czechia yet again[edit]

Hi team. Once again there are editors reverting the few remaining instances of "Czechia". Whilst this is undoubtedly the WP:COMMONNAME, hence the title of this project and the main article, the real world also uses Czechia, so it makes sense for Wikipedia to reflect that by also allowing the few instances when it occurs. I raised this issue here and the consensus was that there should be no reverting either way. Can we please include a statement in the guidelines to that effect, so we don't waste time repeatedly going around the same buoy? It could say something like:

== Country name ==
Czech Republic is the usual name in English for the country and hence the appropriate title for the main article per WP:COMMONNAME. However, the alternative name "Czechia" is also used by some sources and editors may reflect that too. Editors should not change Czech Republic to Czechia or vice versa except to provide consistency within an article.

--Bermicourt (talk) 15:58, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

The term Czechia is bizarre in English by any measure (here is one). If Czechia becomes the dominant English term in the future some day, then you are welcome to use it. Doremo (talk) 16:17, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
The only consensus I can see is against mass changes to Czechia. And, of course, I'm against mentioned proposal, because is unnecessary exemption from general rule.--Yopie (talk) 17:38, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

--To Bermicourt Your personal opinion or taste does have anything in common with the fact, that Czechia is an official geographical (or short-form, informal, etc.) name of the country. What about Illinois, Lithuania, Massachusetts, Saskatchewan, Utah, Chad, Ghana, Idaho, Zimbabwe and many others ? We miss using the standard name of our country in English. Our country is not only the republic, that has been existed since 1993, but also the country of our ancestors, where republican system has been existed only for short part of its history. More, "republic" is not proper noun, it is only denomination of the current political system in the country and using this political denomination in general (incl.historical) context is obviously clumsy and improper. We explained it many times in articles you deleted (thus, it is apparent, that administrators of Wikipedia deleted them without reading) and the need of the use of neutral denomination of our country is natural (that is why every other country with some tradition uses commonly short name and only in political documents is usually called by political name). How simple ! G.Kessel — Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.101.85.18 (talk) 08:08, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

"What about Illinois, Lithuania, Massachusetts, Saskatchewan, Utah, Chad, Ghana, Idaho, Zimbabwe[…]?" Those are the official and common names for those places. The Czech Republic is the equivalent of those, for this country. I haven't seen "Czech Republic" improperly used in a historical context anywhere on Wikipedia; if you have evidence to disagree, feel free to post it here. As for being a short form, I regret this may only be a personal experience, not backed up by significant sources (yes I'm sure you have a handful, but just a drop in the ocean). And by the way, all this discussion of "we explained it", etc. needs to stop too, as you are clearly pushing an agenda on behalf of a group. seemingly in contravention of Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. I think this is the end of the conversation. C679 08:48, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
I don't think so. You are actually starting to make things up and need to pull your horns in. I never suggested that Czech Republic was "improperly used" nor have I mentioned "short form" and I am certainly not "pushing an agenda" for some mythical group. I'm simply suggesting that "Czechia" is not wrong and nor is Wikipedia if it reflects the real world by occasionally using it. Previous discussions appeared to go along with that line - but then every couple of months another editor comes along mass deleting it. A rather inconsistent situation, which we ought to resolve in a mature way. Bermicourt (talk) 07:55, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
@Bermicourt: Excuse me, please re-read my comments in their context, i.e. as a reply to IP user 88.101.85.18 and not addressed directly to you. Above all, please WP:AGF. Wishing you well, C679 17:38, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
@Cloudz679. Apologies. :) --Bermicourt (talk) 18:43, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
"Czechia" is not wrong and it is occasionally used (even at webpages of Czech Foreign Ministry, but usage of "Czech Republic" is far more frequent (22,6 mil. vs 0,19 mil. at Google Fight, 144 vs 1000+ at webpages of Czech Foreign Ministry. I think that all is clearly described at Name of the Czech Republic and thus using Czechia outside of this article is unnecessary confusing for Wikipedia readers. --Jklamo (talk) 12:16, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Well look, if the consensus is to prefer "Czech Republic" even though "Czechia" is not wrong, let's put some suitable words in the Guidelines so we waste no more time sailing around this buoy. My main contention was that what some editors were saying didn't match what others were, in fact, doing. Getting it in the guidelines will at least make it clear to us all. Bermicourt (talk) 13:55, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Czech spelling[edit]

could someone please tell me if the spelling of the name of Alojz Mahek is correct in Czech? FkpCascais (talk) 04:16, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Come on people, please. I really need someone Czech to confirm me this. Is it Alojz/Alois Mahek/Machek... accents? FkpCascais (talk) 02:42, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
The spelling "Alois Machek" ("... Alois Machek (PÚB a fotbalista FK Jugoslavija) a žena Marija ...") is found on page 45 here. Doremo (talk) 05:53, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks for the PDF. It is very interesting as I myself are Serbian from Belgrade with Czech origin. I will move then the article to Alois Machek as that seems to be the correct spelling of his name in Czech, and Alojz Mahek was just a Serbian transliteration of the name. FkpCascais (talk) 13:32, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

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Wenceslaus III of Bohemia[edit]

I would be really grateful for any further (properly referenced) information on the early life and the rule in Bohemia of this young Central European monarch. Thank you for your assistance in advance. Borsoka (talk) 04:21, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Czech sources on the Japanese School in Prague?[edit]

Does anyone know of any good Czech newspaper articles or books about the Japanese School in Prague? I'm trying to find more sources for the article.

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 20:52, 23 January 2015 (UTC)