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See also: Discussion du Projet Suisse (Français)
See also: Discussioni_progetto:Svizzera (Italiano)


New article Ustertag[edit]

I translated Ustertag using gTranslate, and I think I got it pretty clear, though the last paragraph didn't translate cleanly so I shielded it. Anyone want to help add a little larger context for we who don't know a lot about Swiss history? MatthewVanitas (talk) 06:27, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

I made a quick translation of the section and will add some more detail from the Volkstage in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
soon. Tobyc75 (talk) 21:08, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Much appreciated. Does the name mean anything literally? That'd be good to add. And any help better-categorising it would be great too. Thanks for helping out, gTranslate only goes so far, and I can only really translate well from Latin-based languages (mining lots of these days). MatthewVanitas (talk) 21:30, 5 January 2010 (UTC)
Thanks, I believe that the name comes from the city of Uster and the name for the legislative and executive body of the Swiss Confederation the Tagsatzung. Uster+tag . Does anyone else here know for sure?Tobyc75 (talk) 22:19, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

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Zurich photo requests[edit]

Would someone mind photographing the Swiss International Air Lines/Swiss European Air Lines building and the Gate Gourmet building in Zurich Airport, Kloten? Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 17:16, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Geneva photo requests[edit]

Would someone mind photographing the Privatair building and the Skyguide building in Geneva Airport, Meyrin? Thanks, WhisperToMe (talk) 17:16, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Did Privatair today. There was no practical parking spot near Skyguide and since it's freezing, I didn't feel like walking 1km to snap a lousy pic. MLauba (Talk) 12:15, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
PrivatAir HQ in Geneva, 15 December 2010
Thank you for taking the Privatair pic, MLauba! WhisperToMe (talk) 17:35, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Population templates[edit]

I've created some templates based on what's being done on the German Wikipedia. These templates read population from a central metadata page and fill out the populations in the articles. Using these templates, all the muncipal, district and canton articles could have their populations updated easily. However, I'm running into some problems with the {{as of}} and {{Infobox Swiss town}} templates. So I've got a couple of questions. First, though right now I've only uploaded Canton Bern data, but could you test the templates and let me know if you have any problems. Second, does anyone have any issues with adding the templates to the municipality articles. Finally, does anyone have any ideas on how to repair the conflicts with the other templates or add my templates to the infobox?

The templates are

Thanks Tobyc75 (talk) 15:36, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

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Free Democratic Party naming convention[edit]

The Free Democratic Party and Liberal Party merged (federally) to form FDP.The Liberals last year. The 'fix' adopted by Wikipedia then was simply to change the introduction of the Free Democratic Party of Switzerland to reflect the fact that they'd merged.

That is despite it being a completely new party, despite it having a completely new name, and despite the old parties retaining separate (and competing) organisations in Geneva, Vaud, and Valais.

French, Dutch, Spanish Wikipedias all have separate articles for FDP.The Liberals as from the predecessor FDP. I believe that should be the case on English Wikipedia, too. Opinions? Bastin 00:19, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Agreed. Schwyz (talk) 14:42, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

External links stuff at UBS[edit]

Hi! I noticed the external links section of UBS is in small print. This appears to be an accident. Would someone mind fixing the font so that the text isn't small anymore? It seems like an error involving one of the references... WhisperToMe (talk) 21:43, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Infobox Swiss Towns[edit]

I've been working with another user to make some modifications to the Infobox Swiss Towns template. The modifications that we're putting together will automatically add updated population figures and maps using the SFOS code (or municipality code), the institutional websites of the communes will be also automatically added if not already present. For former municipalities, the template will now add a category according to the canton instead of the generic category 'former municipalities of Switzerland'. I think these modifications will make it easier to keep information up to date in the 2600+ municipality articles. Let us know what you think either here or at Template talk:Infobox Swiss town#Edit protection. Tobyc75 (talk) 11:38, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Canton categories[edit]

Should canton-related subcategories contain a capital "C" for "Canton" in their names? There's a right old mixture at the moment. Please see and comment at WT:CFD#Canton categories.--Kotniski (talk) 12:05, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Angeli Custodi[edit]

Small towns, notable or not? Need your opinions about that and more on Talk:Angeli Custodi. KzKrann (talk) 11:43, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Popular pages stats request[edit]

I've made a request for this project to get its own entry in Category:Lists of popular pages by WikiProject. Once created, it will be available at Wikipedia:WikiProject Switzerland/Popular pages. The request key is c38cb9e.  Sandstein  13:53, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

Really interesting, thanks. The shortcut is WP:CH/PP. mgeo talk 22:48, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

AFD for Synagogues in switzerland[edit]

At Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Synagogues in switzerland. East of Borschov 10:17, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Translations into French[edit]

Dear colleagues,
The WikiProject Switzerland on the French-speaking Wikipedia has created a page dedicated to the translation of Swiss articles from English, German and Italian into French. Don't hesitate to list overthere articles that do not exist in French or that are more developed in English. That would help us a lot. Regards Moumou82 (talk) 07:31, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

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At Talk:Swiss (disambiguation) there is a discussion going on whether Swiss should redirect to Switzerland, Swiss people or a dab page. Thank you, in advance, for your opinions on the matter. mgeo talk 20:43, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Swiss red[edit]

I see that in many places across Wikipedia two different types of red are used when representing the Swiss flag (and the coat of arms). I think it would be nice to choose one and stick to it once and for all...Well, at least on English wiki.

The two three options are:

Thoughts? mgeo talk 08:51, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

I personally far prefer the second one. --Île flottante (talk) 16:00, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
I personally far prefer the first... but I will try to find the correct Pantone colour from our firms records --Huligan0 (talk) 00:15, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Number 2 looks a lot closer to the real thing. MLauba (Talk) 01:21, 23 December 2010 (UTC)
Here everything is explained precisely, therefore I suggest we stick to the guides designated hexadecimal RGB colour: #FF0000 for use on the Web. --Huligan0 (talk) 15:45, 24 December 2010 (UTC)
Personally I would pick the second one, the color looks more natural to my eyes. mgeo talk 11:55, 8 January 2011 (UTC)
I just uploaded a third version, which seems closer to reality. Pure red as the first one but a little darker (216 instead of 255). Could it be a good compromise? mgeo talk 15:03, 22 January 2011 (UTC)

Third one i think. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Futbol vic (talkcontribs) 03:58, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

Ok, I see we are far from reaching a consensus here. I think the choice of the color is rather a matter of personal preference while using consistently the same flag in every article is objectively better and the File:Flag of Switzerland.svg can arguably be considered the default choice. So my proposition here is to use a bot to replace every File:Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg with the above-mentioned. Obviously we can always change it later if we can reach a consensus. mgeo talk 18:13, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

This was all sussed out ages ago with a great deal of effort by many people at Commons:File talk:Flag_of_Switzerland.svg (and with less specific contributions acquired over time by Commons:WikiProject Flags). Unfortunately due to the unilateral actions of a single administrator there, the file we had been using on Wikipedias for ages now has to be manually altered locally to that of file:flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg (he moved the Pantone version from the normal file name to the (Pantone) one). This would be easy enough to fix on our end, but for the rampant "protection" of templates that deal with flags (among other things). (That is, an admin at Commons created the problem, and admins here at en make it hard to circumvent. :p) ¦ Reisio (talk) 11:51, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Edit war: colour of the Swiss flag and coat of arms (moved from Talk:Switzerland)[edit]

Lurid red: official logo of the (Federal Authorities of the) Swiss Confederation

Hello! Please note that the lurid red is the official red of the Swiss flag, coat of arms and the official logo of the Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation. On my discussion page you can read something about the right color. I can not understand why my changes have been always reset. You can see the logo on the website of the Federal Authorities of the Swiss Confederation (and for example in the “CD-Manual”; “CD” means “Corporate Design”). — PsY.cHo, 13:24, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

You’re referring to this document; on the third page you will find the image you’ve used on your talk page (and here to the right), which is used as an example of the "Bundeslogo" (which is not a flag, in case you hadn’t noticed), and on the fourth page you will find the Pantone and other color values used for manufacturing actual physical flags, among other things. ¦ Reisio (talk) 18:56, 18 May 2012 (UTC) this - is what I call a really weird discussion. Obviously Switzerland must be a very, very happy place, indeed.[1]
Although I have seen flags of both colours on buildings in Switzerland - this → [2] seems to support your version.--IIIraute (talk) 13:47, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
There is a law on state symbols under discussion in the Federal Assembly (09.086, Markenschutzgesetz. Änderung sowie Swissness-Vorlage; BBl 2009 8693). If adopted, as seems likely (it was unopposed in the first chamber), it will define the flag's color in annex 1 (p. 8704) as all of the following: CMYK 0 / 100 / 100 / 0, Pantone 485 C / 485 U, RGB 255 / 0 / 0, Hexadezimal #FF0000, Scotchcal 100 -13, RAL 3020 Verkehrsrot, NCS S 1085-Y90R. So there will be more options to choose from ... although I myself have no problem with using any one or several of these official reds across Wikipedia.  Sandstein  17:42, 18 May 2012 (UTC)
Swiss red.png
I've found this in de:Fahne und Wappen der Schweiz:
The top left color corresponds to the bright red (version 1) and the central color corresponds to the pantone version (#2) that we actually use in the articles Switzerland and Swiss flag (although it seems slightly different). Do you or someone else know if theses colors correspond to the ones mentioned in the document about the law on state symbols by any chance? I guess CMYK 0 / 100 / 100 / 0 = Hexadezimal #FF0000 = RGB 255 / 0 / 0, but I've no idea about the others. mgeo talk 21:01, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Pantone 485 C translates as D52B1E; so does Pantone 485 U. source User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 22:14, 22 May 2012 (UTC)
Indeed, we have the color right already; the only problem is that because the flag was changed at commons and protected by admins who won't alter it, and the templates using flags here at en are protected by admins who won't alter them, we're using more than one version throughout the wiki. ¦ Reisio (talk) 00:29, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
Maybe a RFC would be the best way to settle this issue. I see we have several options here: allow any version of the flag to be used across wikipedia (as suggested by Sandstein) or to use consistently only one of the versions proposed above (as many editors seem to suggest). Does it seem a good idea? mgeo talk 20:45, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
To me it seems premature. PsY.cHo is the only one who seems to have been bothered enough to take action in recent history, and though he hasn’t responded, it’s pretty clear IMO by the information detailed above that he was simply not in possession of all the facts. Wikis are always subject to change forward and backwards. If you want a single image across Wikipedia you need but find an administrator motivated enough to change the "protected" flag templates for you. ¦ Reisio (talk) 21:23, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
Actually I wasn't thinking of doing it really soon and I think I'd like to see more input from other editors before starting one. But the thing is, if we want to run a bot to change every "File:Flag of Switzerland.svg" to File:Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg" (or vice versa) across English wikipedia, we'll probably need to have a better organized discussion than this one. Of course, if everyone agrees with one version then it'll be unnecessary to have a RFC, but that doesn't seem to be the case right now. mgeo talk 12:22, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
You seem to still be missing a couple key concepts and what they mean to this issue:
  1. The "Pantone version" is actually the status quo. Before user:Zscout370 changed the file image:flag of Switzerland.svg at Commons, it had been (note filename & color) for (at least) over four years a consistent representation of the Swiss flag using its Pantone equivalent color.
    What this means:
    1. you don’t need a discussion to revert to the status quo, not when there was no discussion for departing from it (for starters).
    2. it’s a lot of work to fix a bad change at Commons without being able to revert the change at Commons (this is what brings us here)
  2. The vast majority of Swiss flag instances on this wiki are included via templates.
    What this means:
    1. the templates are "protected" from editing, so you have to get an admin to make the changes.
    2. if you can get an admin to make the changes, it’s not actually that much work for a non-bot.
¦ Reisio (talk) 18:26, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
Well, the reality now is that we have two versions used across wikipedia (English wiki to be precise) since the main flag file was changed to its actual color more than two years ago. So I think it makes sense to ask the community if there is one of the two flags that they prefer before starting to replace them in every article or template page. mgeo talk 23:38, 28 May 2012 (UTC)
It doesn’t. If they cared they would have done something about it as PsY.cHo or myself have. Please don’t make me re-type all of this nonsense just so you can shepherd an RfC that nobody’s interested in; there are better things to do with your time and mine. WP:RFC#Before_requesting_comment ¦ Reisio (talk) 00:10, 29 May 2012 (UTC)


Kwamikagami (talk · contribs) has now started a discussion on the use of Canton, at Wikipedia talk:Article titles with the suggestion of moving the City in China to the primary name (it is currently at it's pinyin name, Guangzhou). Note, the province in China, Guangdong is also called "Canton" frequently in English. (talk) 08:41, 21 November 2010 (UTC)

Winter of Terror Article: Unassessed.[edit]

  • Winter of Terror - Currently unassessed. New WikiProject Switzerland template has been added and waiting to be assesed. It would be appreciated. Adamdaley (talk) 11:49, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Morality detentions[edit]

This could be a useful source to discuss morality detentions of teenagers, which stopped in 1981.

There's also a campaign site, written in German, at WhisperToMe (talk) 07:32, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Relevant SfD discussion[edit]

Feel free to participate in the discussion at Wikipedia:Stub types for deletion/Log/2011/January/30#Stub categories for Cantons of Switzerland, where te discussion of whether or not they should be renamed to remove the word "geography". עוד מישהו Od Mishehu 16:00, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Names like Corcelles, Switzerland[edit]

There are 7 villages in Switzerland with the name of Corcelles. The name of the village Corcelles, Switzerland therefore should be Corcelles, Bern, more correct would even be the official Swiss name Corcelles BE, but English people dislike evidently the use of the Swiss cantonal abbreviations like BE: almost the way Name of the village, Switzerland is not a good solution (in nearly most of the cases there are other places with the same name within Switzerland, so this is more confusing than explaining) - it is much more correct to adopt in Switzerland always the model Name of the village, name of the canton! So I propose to rename Corcelles, Switzerland into Corcelles, Bern (the same for Laufen, Rickenbach etc. etc.) DidiWeidmann (talk) 00:57, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

That would make sense if the other six were named just Corcelles but in fact, all other municipalities are named "Corcelles-something". So the reasoning for disambiguating from the other 6 Swiss municipalities is a bit moot (plus, 4 of the others are in the same canton). Isn't this a solution looking for a problem? MLauba (Talk) 03:09, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
It is not a sollution to call any village in Switzerland like the model VILLAGE NAME, SWITZERLAND! In the same way you never would use the model VILLAGE NAME, USA but VILLAGE NAME, TEXAS etc in the USA clearly as the states of the USA are souverain states like it is the case with the cantons in Switzerland. If you even analise more profundely you have to constate that all the 7 Corcelles in Switzerland are also separate villages. The solution of course is to rename all this Swiss municipalities or following the model of French Wikipedia or following the model of German Wikipedia. The said municipality which is named here Corcelles, Switzerland is officially called Corcelle BE (BE is the official lettercombination for Canton of Berne). Nobody in Switzerland woud understand which village is meant by Corcelles, Switzerland!!! But it would be clear which Corcelles is meant by Corcelle, Bern(e) [with our without e? ist an other question: English Wikipedia uses normally the German form Bern but the correkt English name would be Berne like in French --> French and German are both offical languages in the Canton of Berne!] --> But back to Corcelles and all other Swiss villages: This probleme should be generally discussed and the Swiss reality should be considered. It is a fact that municipalities are mainly governed by cantonal and only subsidiary by federal law! The Swiss cantons are souvereign states. So the names of municipalities should be treaten in a similar way as in USA or Germany. It is also a fact that a part of the names is following the model i propose Name, Canton other names are followining the model Name, Switzerland: Also for the uniformity of the names the problem should be considered! DidiWeidmann (talk) 13:38, 14 February 2011 (UTC)
There are cases when "X, Switzerland" is ambiguous (like the one mentioned above, fixed now) but others when it is clearly not (like Altdorf, Switzerland). The actual way of disambiguating the municipalities depending on the case seems fine to me. No need to imitate other countries. mgeo talk 17:42, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Portals in French not yet in English[edit]

Here are some Switzerland-related portals not yet in English, but are in French:

WhisperToMe (talk) 20:19, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

I think portals for places within Switzerland would be a good idea. There are actually already more such portals in than in - see de:Kategorie:Portal (Schweiz) - and also one such portal in - see it:Portale:Ticino. There are also already portals for, eg, Bavaria, Milan, Tyrol (recently created), and Vienna.

The problem is that it's not sufficient for an editor merely to create a portal (or translate one from,, or It's also necessary for an editor to accept responsibility for keeping it going ... Bahnfrend (talk) 12:00, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Isn't it possible to set up a portal that simply cycles between things like Articles of the day, trivia, without maintenance needed? Then public interest can do the rest of the job. For instance I noticed that Portal:Government of the United States had outdated content. I simply posted it in many appropriate venues (as the portal creator had not done), and the portal lit up like a Christmas tree. WhisperToMe (talk) 02:19, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
It looks like you can do that. Why don't you give it a try? Usually it's pretty easy to create a new article about a Swiss topic. You just translate its,, or equivalent, using google translator if required. However, my brief researches indicate that creating a portal is a bit more difficult. You need to go to Wikipedia:Portal/Instructions and follow what it says. Maybe you could start with Geneva, using the fr and de portals for Geneva as inspirations rather than as a basis for a straight translation. Bahnfrend (talk) 08:24, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
Well, I guess I could try that. On a weekend or some time when I have a lot of spare time I'll start on Geneva first :) WhisperToMe (talk) 15:16, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
I started Portal:Geneva WhisperToMe (talk) 00:11, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

New article Swiss Tax Return[edit]

I propose an article on the Swiss tax return. Having worked through it on two occasions, I believe others would benefit from a descriptive guide. I believe this would not only benefit those working through the return forms, but also act as a springboard to the various tax related topics. I am willing to initiate. Pmacaodh (talk) 08:21, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Well, there's already Taxation in Switzerland. An article about the tax return (you mean the document?) would probably duplicate that to the extent it wouldn't conflict with WP:NOTHOWTO. And what's more, each of the 26 cantons has its own tax return form.  Sandstein  08:30, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
OK. Thanks for the link to the guidelines. I don't think it would be productive to provide an instruction manual either - this is provided with the return anyway. I have seen the Taxation in Switzerland article also, but it falls short of covering all of the areas one needs to consider in a return. For example, 'Eigenmietwert' is a foreign concept to many. It's mentioned on the DE Wikipedia, but not the EN version. Perhaps Wikipedia is not the right forum for such an esoteric topic though. However, the DE Wikipedia does approach it. [3]. In my opinion this method of structuring along Federal, Cantonal and Local levels is a better way to organise the information, rather than by tax categories. Perhaps, 'Tax Return' is not the right title. 'System' or 'Law' as used in the DE article would be more appropriate. Pmacaodh (talk) 13:35, 18 March 2011 (UTC)


Francophone has been nominated for deletion. (talk) 04:52, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

Article alerts[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Switzerland/Article alerts has been created; generating Article alerts for this WikiProject. Timrollpickering (talk) 20:26, 2 September 2011 (UTC)


The Crans-Montana page describes the Omega European Masters as the second biggest event in European golf. This is clearly not true - the BMW PGA Championship, Dubai World Championship, The Open, Scottish Open, French Open and World Match Play all have bigger prize funds and generally attract better-quality fields. The Omega European Masters is, however, one of the longest-running tournaments and has been held at the same venue for more consecutive years (24) than any other European Tour event — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:35, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

Unsourced speculative edits by anonymous[edit]

The currently blocked anonymous (talk · contribs · WHOIS) has a history of problematic edits to articles about Germany, in which he/she repeatedly added unsourced information about administrative subdivisions that may become effective in the (distant) future, but doesn't reflect the current situation. Since he/she also edited several articles on Swiss administrative subdivisions, could someone have a look at his/her contributions? Markussep Talk 11:22, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

Swiss town template[edit]

I proposed a few changes to this template on Template_talk:Infobox_Swiss_town#Proposed_edit. Any comments on this edit or suggestions for further improvements are welcome!--Ultimate Destiny (talk) 23:17, 15 October 2011 (UTC)

Category:Canton of Neuchâtel geography stubs[edit]

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WikiWomen's History Month[edit]

Hi everyone. March is Women's History Month and I'm hoping a few folks here at WP:Switzerland will have interest in putting on events (on and off wiki) related to women's roles in Switzerland's history, society and culture. We've created an event page on English Wikipedia (please translate!) and I hope you'll find the inspiration to participate. These events can take place off wiki, like edit-a-thons, or on wiki, such as themes and translations. Please visit the page here: WikiWomen's History Month. Thanks for your consideration and I look forward to seeing events take place! SarahStierch (talk) 22:11, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Liechtenstein-related articles[edit]

I've untagged the following articles as they are clearly not in the scope of WikiProject Switzerland (the main project page doesn't mention Liechtenstein anywhere and all these articles are already covered by Wikipedia:WikiProject European Microstates and Wikipedia:WikiProject Liechtenstein):

Toolserver replication lag[edit]

Just a note to inform the editors that we're having a huge replication lag at the moment (see related thread at the village pump) and it can be several days, if not weeks, before it gets back to normal. This means the external watchlist, among other things, is out of service for now. So in case there is something going on (discussion or other) in any Switzerland-related article do not hesitate to report it in this talk page. mgeo talk 21:47, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

"Toolserver performance is expected to improve on Friday" according to the Signpost. mgeo talk 21:22, 26 March 2012 (UTC)
Good news, everything is working now. mgeo talk 11:09, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Zurich University of Applied Sciences - Edit[edit]

We would like to edit our article about the [University of Applied Science] so that it is of higher quality and easier to read. So far the article is not yielding that much. Our plan is to keep the paragraphs about our departments/faculties short in the main article. Therefor each department should get an own article. Furthermore we would like to add new chapters like „campus“, continuing education“ and „research“. Now it is the question: Which process would you prefer: pasting the changes one by one or all at once into the existing article? Zhaw CC (talk) 13:33, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

If you feel confident about your editing skills, then you may rewrite the article all at once. Of course you can do it in several edits if you prefer, but you have no obligation to do so. You can also propose your changes on the article's talk page before implementing them (this is recommended in a case of a major or controversial change but not strictly required, especially when simply expanding an article). mgeo talk 18:22, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Zurich Universitiy of Applied Sciences: wrong title[edit]

We just recognized that the title of the article “Zurich University of Applied Science” is wrong. The current title is the one of the ZHAW [4] (Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften)). This might cause confusion. The title should be: Zurich Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts. That is the correct designation for the ZFH (Zürcher Fachhochschule in German). According to our translator is the ZFH = Zurich Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts because this is the official term and it is in our terminology database.

How can we edit the title of this article?Zhaw CC (talk) 07:38, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

You can use the "move" function at the top of the page (direct link).  Sandstein  09:08, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Lost umlaut[edit]

Does everyone in this project endorse "Zurich" without the Umlaut? I have the feeling that this dates back to the dark ages of the ASCII character set which made it next to impossible for people to find them on their keyboards. The Häagen-Dasz brand was established in 1961 (in New York), so I would venture to say that at least the ä has been around for 51 years in the English-language cosmos. My suggestion is to handle Zürich just like Düsseldorf is handled: with the umlaut. Itla66 (talk) 08:21, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

The short answer to your question is "no". I, for one, prefer Zürich. However, it's not as simple an issue as you suggest. The Wikipedia article naming conventions include the maxim "use English". If reliable English-language sources, including printed sources, use umlauts or diacritics, etc, in the name of a city, then the umlauts, diacritics, etc, can also be used on Wikipedia. See WP:DIACRITICS. For example, Düsseldorf is often referred to in English language sources with the umlaut, so the umlaut can also be, and is, used in Wikipedia. An similar example (from Portuguese) is São Paulo. On the other hand, European cities that were well known to English speakers many years ago, and either transliterated or referred to without umlauts, diacritics, etc, are generally still transliterated and/or spelled without the umlauts or diacritics. Examples include of this alternative practice include Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German) and Rome (Roma in Italian). Unfortunately, it is possible to put Zürich/Zurich into both of these alternative categories, and therefore its correct spelling, for the purposes of Wikipedia, is controversial. Bahnfrend (talk) 09:36, 4 May 2012 (UTC)
But let's at least keep the spelling consistent within any given article. Jjgw (talk) 17:17, 15 May 2012 (UTC)
technically, if not spelled with the umlaut, it should be spelled " Zuerich ". Anywhere in the German language an umlaut is used and transliterated into English, the vowel u is then transformed to include an 'e' in order to compensate... That is grammatically correct, you can confirm that on the Zuerich airport website. Haagen Dazs used the umlaut to give effect to a product in order to have a "European" flare for use in marketing and perception, much like Victoria's Secret used the London tag for years but only opened a store there in 2012. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:54, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Gustave Moynier[edit]

I suggest inclusion of this article in this WikiProject. The artcile indicates he is a swiss jurist, born to a "rich and established Geneva family of merchant and bankers." Moreover, he is one of the founding members of the International Committee of the Red Cross. And in the list of founding members of the Institut de Droit International, his home city is listed as Geneva. IMHO (talk) 22:20, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for mentioning this interesting article, I just tagged it. In case you find other similar articles, do not hesitate to tag or list them here. mgeo talk 10:17, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Template:CH — incorrect coat of arms[edit]

Hello! Please edit the above named template because the now used coat of arms of the cantons of Basel-Landschaft and St. Gallen are incorrect (see the link above). Wappen Basel-Landschaft matt.svg should renamed in Coat of arms of Kanton Basel-Landschaft.svg and Wappen St. Gallen matt.svg in Coat of arms of canton of St. Gallen.svg. Further information: and Thank you. — PsY.cHo, 14:49, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Swiss Thermoelectric Society STS[edit]

The Swiss Thermoelectric Society was founded in 2012 at Empa. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2001:620:D:4254:4953:262D:6350:1E23 (talk) 15:58, 30 July 2012 (UTC)

German versus Swiss-German[edit]

Most "German"-speaking Swiss don't speak German very well. They speak first and foremost one of the many variants of Swiss-German but learn to read and write German in school. Virtually any and all written and printed communication is in German. At present there isn't enough emphasys that Swiss-German is a family of Alemannic languages, radically different from German. Often no distinction is made which may be misleading. AndreasCA (talk) 16:49, 12 August 2012 (UTC)

Which articles are you looking at? Where is it misleading. My own OR is that just about every Swiss-German speaker understands standard German well. While they may speak a local dialect together, they can understand and respond in German quite easily. Additionally, most statistics only give numbers for German speakers, not for Swiss-German and standard German speakers. So saying that the statistic means Swiss-German when it only says German is quite misleading as it will lump German only speakers into Swiss-German. Tobyc75 (talk) 20:11, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of RSD S.A.[edit]

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The position of Schwarzenburg as shown on the map of Switzerland is not correct. It should be 46 deg 49min 06N and 7 deg 20 min 34 E.[edit]

Position of Schwarzenburg on the map of Switzerland is not correct, see above. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:07, 15 September 2012 (UTC)

Fixed. Thank you for spotting that. mgeo talk 21:20, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Incorrect coat of arms[edit]

Please change all old versions of the coat of arms into the newer one, for example in the Template Infobox Canton and Template Cantons of Switzerland. See also: Website of St. Gallen and Basel-Landschaft. Thank you. — PsY.cHo, 09:30, 16 September 2012 (UTC)

Granit Xhaka/Taulant Xhaka[edit]

As stated in many interviews, Granit and Tauland Xhakas parents immigrated to Switzerland 23 years ago. Therefore both of them were born in Basel, Switzerland and not in Gnijlane, Kosovo. Swissgamewonder (talk) 17:26, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

Dear Swissgamewonder, sorry but your information is totally incorrect. I know the family personally, Taulant was born in Pristina and Granit was born in Gnjilane. The family moved to Kaiseraugst in the early 90's, but the exact date is unknown. Greetings --Huligan0 (talk) 20:28, 23 September 2012 (UTC)
You must know the family very well, when you know better than Granit himself, where he was born. For all the swiss-german speaking in this forum in this video on 2:40 he says clearly, that he was born in BASEL and that his family lives there since 23 years. Swissgamewonder (talk) 12:40, 24 September 2012 (UTC)
Sali Swissgamewonder, y bi au ainer der Baslerdütsch schpricht (wyl y au dört daheime bi) und y ha au de Sendig gseh (denn, aber mit es vyli Lachle us de Zuschauerräng cha mir jo Glaube was mir will)... Si Vater lebt sit dreiezwanzg Johr z'Basel, stimmt, si Frau isch erscht nochane au noch Basel cho. Du hesch ins Dütsche-Wiki de Geburtsort geändert (09.09.2012 um 18:50) und ganau sit denn gibts au dört es Wiki-Diskussion Siite "falscher Geburtsort". Y ha mi immer us de "Xhaka Herchumfst Ort/Land" Striet use chalte und wirds au eso wiiter halte und melde mi somit ab. Es Gryssli us Münggestai bi Basel --Huligan0 (talk) 17:15, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

WP:V makes it clear - it is not truth, but verifiability which is the deciding criterion. If the newspaper says he is born in A, he is born in A. If this is a mistake, he must make efforts to correct it. WhisperToMe (talk) 08:14, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Service area of school[edit]

The service area of Gymnase intercantonal de la Broye is Broye-Vully district in Vaud canton and Broye district in Fribourg canton and the full list of municipalities is located here: - - See smaller map: -

But which areas are within Broye-Vully district in Vaud canton and Broye district in Fribourg canton?

Thanks WhisperToMe (talk) 23:05, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

Christoph Bertschy and Christopher Bertschy[edit]

These articles seem to be about the same person. --Mika1h (talk) 12:50, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Nevermind, I merged them. --Mika1h (talk) 13:00, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Suisse Romande[edit]

Suisse Romande needs sources... WhisperToMe (talk) 01:06, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Portal idea: Swiss culture[edit]

I notice the French have fr:Portail:Culture de la Suisse. Would anyone be interested in starting Portal:Culture of Switzerland or Portal:Swiss culture? WhisperToMe (talk) 17:05, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

Also there's fr:Portail:Politique suisse WhisperToMe (talk) 03:42, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

I don't have the time to start portals on either of these topics, but if you're happy to do the job, I'm happy to support your work. The portals should be named Portal:Culture of Switzerland and Portal:Politics of Switzerland to comply with Wikipedia naming policies, and to tie in with the names of the existing Culture of Switzerland and Politics of Switzerland articles, both of which are part of series of articles with names in that form. Instructions on how to create portals are at Wikipedia:Portal/Instructions. Bahnfrend (talk) 05:08, 20 October 2012 (UTC)
Cool! I can create the skeleton and fill in some of the entries, and see what kinds of "featured articles" and "featured images" the users like WhisperToMe (talk) 11:05, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

swissnex San Francisco update[edit]


I work in communications at swissnex San Francisco. I am interested in updating the swissnex wikipedia page, but I have not done any editing on wikipedia before. I fully realize that wikipedia isn't a marketing platform, but I do think the swissnex page could be changed to better encapsulate what swissnex does.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to proceed? I am absolutely open to advice. Furthermore, I would love to have collaborators who know swissnex San Francisco and would be willing to contribute to the page.

Thank you very much for your support.

--John swissnexsf (talk) 23:58, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

Hi and welcome. There's a couple of ways you can proceed. First and foremost, it's probably worth taking in the key points in our conflicts of interest guideline - while it is not prohibited to edit topics to which you may have a too close relationship, such as in this case, it is usually regarded with suspicion. The guideline gives a couple of pointers on how to avoid the most common pitfalls, but in essence, the safest way would be to head over to talk:Swissnex and start offering information and suggestions there rather than editing directly.
Second, the topic itself currently suffers from a lack of independent sources. What we mean by that is that in order to build an encyclopedic article that is neutral in tone and coverage, we require its content to be verifiable through multiple independent reliable sources. Media coverage but also scientific publications examining the impact Swissnex may have would be an ideal starting point - if you have any to provide, again posting them on the talk page would be helpful.
Third, be patient - your suggestions may take a while to be picked up. If you need some suggestions or assistance, or simply try to see if you can get some eyes on your suggestions, you can also post at Wikipedia:Editor assistance/Requests.
Last, we have a policy that requires that usernames be tied to individual contributors rather than organizations. You may want to request a username change to avoid any unpleasant interactions because of this. To do so, the procedure (and the underlying rules) is described here, and the request for change can be placed here.
I hope this isn't too overwhelming in one go. Wikipedia is a fascinating place, but it also has a steep learning curve. The helpdesk can also be of assistance there. Good luck and happy editing. MLauba (Talk) 00:52, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Wow, thank you so much for all the helpful information. I appreciate it and will take it seriously.

--John swissnexsf (talk) 20:51, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

File:Swiss cantons brown flags.png[edit]

File:Swiss cantons brown flags.png has been nominated for speedy deletion -- (talk) 08:28, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

It wasn't nominated for speedy deletion; anything tagged with no-source delete has a 7 day window. But I went ahead and removed the template. User:Zscout370 (Return Fire) 08:37, 30 December 2012 (UTC)
It's the F4. Lack of licensing information. (unknown source) speedy deletion criterion. The edit summary says This file is up for deletion, per CSD F4 (no source). -- (talk) 15:41, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of 2013 Neuhausen am Rheinfall train collision[edit]

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Wrong terminology about Swiss votations[edit]

There is a generally wrong use of terminology (mix of the popular iniciative and the term referendum) for the Swiss votations in the English Wikipedia. See for this See therefore Swiss Federal Constitution Art 138. As my native language is not English, it is difficult for me tho discuss this probleme and correct the mistaks. It would be necessary to review all tose articles and especially their titles! It is in the sense of Swiss law important to distinguish between votations about referendums and votations about popular iniciatives!DidiWeidmann (talk) 22:47, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

To save confusion (as this is being cross-posted in several places), the main discussion seems to be taking place at User talk:DidiWeidmann. Number 57 23:22, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

Road in Google Maps[edit]

In Google Maps, If you look in street view you can see something. Look in -- (talk) 03:06, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Swiss tourist rape in India[edit]

Do we have an article on the Swiss tourist rape in India? -- (talk) 23:45, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Sion Olympic images[edit]

File:Sion 2002 Olympic bid logo.png and File:Sion 2006 Olympic bid logo.png have been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 01:48, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

File:Institut auf dem Rosenberg, Historic Main Building (1902).gif[edit]

File:Institut auf dem Rosenberg, Historic Main Building (1902).gif has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 01:27, 4 May 2013 (UTC)

Common mistakes to avoid[edit]

I was thinking of adding somewhere on the page something about the recurring mistakes that many editors do in Switzerland-related articles. For instance there are four official languages in Switzerland (but I guess you already knew that...) and I've seen some people adding all four translations for places that are not multilingual (like here, there are probably many other examples). There is also another one with languages, replacing German, French with Swiss German, Swiss French etc. when official languages are discussed. I'm sure there are plenty of other recurring mistakes that could be added, but these two look the most striking to me. Maybe we should have a section "Common mistakes to avoid" (a bit like Wikipedia:Avoiding common mistakes) and list them there. mgeo talk 19:23, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Voting in Switzerland and Elections in Switzerland[edit]

In 2006, a few people though about merging those two articles. Nothing has been done since then. In the talk page of Voting in Switzerland I explained the differences between "votation/Abstimmung" and "election/Wahl". I strongly believe we should keep both articles and that we should also remove everything about elections in Voting in Switzerland. There is no mention of votations in Elections in Switzerland. I can do split if you give me a green light. Orgyn (talk) 20:15, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

No objection from me. mgeo talk 16:18, 7 June 2013 (UTC)


Hi, there is a discussion on notability of the Bambini code once used by the Swiss Air Force at Talk:Bambini-Code#Notability. You might like to contribute. — Cheers, Steelpillow (Talk) 12:36, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

Templates for discussion[edit]

There are two deletion discussions regarding the templates Infobox Switzerland station and Infobox Swiss town, see:

Thanks. mgeo talk 16:52, 1 July 2013 (UTC)


Switzerland, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article.--FutureTrillionaire (talk) 15:57, 11 July 2013 (UTC)


These articles need attention, some merge and perhaps move

--P64 (talk) 16:40, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Tagged for merger, thanks.  Sandstein  17:04, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Infobox Swiss town[edit]

There's discussion at Infobox Swiss town that I would appreciate some WikiProject input. Another editor and I disagree on whether the Infobox should be a wrapper for Infobox Settlement or not and on whether Infobox Swiss town former is necessary or not. Our discussion is laid out on the talk page and on his talk page. However, I think we're just going to go around and around in circles. So, since this is the community that will be affected by these templates, I'd like your opinions on this matter. Thanks Tobyc75 (talk) 11:55, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Multi RM[edit]

I think this only affects one Swiss station? But FYI the multi-RM for 121 German and Austrian stations is at Talk:Kaiserslautern Central Station. In ictu oculi (talk) 05:20, 20 August 2013 (UTC)

RfC: Should Infobox Swiss town use Infobox Settlement?[edit]

The discussion can be found here, all members of WP Switzerland (and non-members of course) are invited to participate.--eh bien mon prince (talk) 04:18, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Neighbour municipalities[edit]

In several articles, at least in Fribourg which has undergone heavy municipality mergers over the past decade, the neighbours listed tend to include localities that have since then been merged. An example is eg. Lully, Fribourg, its infobox listing as neighbours Estavayer-le-Lac and Font, the latter since merged with the former, and Seiry, which merged with Lully in 2005 and is part of the municipality itself - although the locality Seiry indeed borders the locality Lully within the larger municipality.

It's confusing - should it be made more explicitly prescriptive? MLauba (Talk) 06:51, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Contested changes to Immigration to Switzerland[edit]

A user who appears interested in articles about Switzerland recently undid all my changes to the Immigration to Switzerland article giving this edit summary: "politically motivated and to be questioned changes without providing explicit summary". I don't know what he meant with "to be questioned"; especially since he did not leave a message on the article's talk or even to me, but I invite all members of this WikiProject to read the article and see if there are any instances of political bias in it. When I expanded the article I actively tried to avoid any politically questionable sources, but perhaps my judgement was not sufficiently strict.--Tusslemon (talk) 19:41, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Longchamp Outlet[edit]

Swiss canton district naming convention[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Districts_of_Switzerland#Article_naming. Eric talk 04:31, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

English exonyms for place names[edit]

English_exonyms#Switzerland. Can someone check this please. See also article Talk. Many thanks. In ictu oculi (talk) 04:03, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Does anyone with this project have any issues with this edit? Thanks. Dohn joe (talk) 19:53, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Could you have a look at this submission? Thanks, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 19:26, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission[edit]

Mind having a look at this one? Thanks again, FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 19:17, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Paolo Giubellino[edit]

Please help improve the new article about Paolo Giubellino (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views) - the man leading the Large Ion Collider Experiment Collaboration. Many thanks in anticipation. Dandandandandandandan (talk) 06:30, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Popular pages tool update[edit]

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Incomplete lists of mayors of places in Switzerland[edit]

In the category description, there is a link to find lists that don't include all mayors since 1900 (currently 22). Obviously earlier incumbents would be interesting as well, but one has to start with something.

Additional lists are welcome. Please create only lists with at least five office holders. Some missing ones can be found here. -- 签名 sig at 11:02, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

AfD List of mayors of Ilanz[edit]

There is a AfD at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of mayors of Ilanz. If one wants to bother discussing a non US place with non English language officials. -- 签名 sig at 20:37, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

AfC submission - 29/05[edit]

Draft:Jérémie Pauzié. FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 18:16, 29 May 2014 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Europe may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:54, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Leaflet For Wikiproject Switzerland At Wikimania 2014[edit]

Hi all,

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Living people on EN wiki who are dead on other wikis[edit]

The following individuals who are in the scope of this project are showing to be alive on the English wiki, but deceased on another language wiki:

  1. Kurt Schmid: de:Gestorben 2000 / no:Dødsfall i 2000 / sl:Umrli leta 2000
  2. Markus Gähler: de:Gestorben 1997

Please help to find reliable sources to confirm if these individuals are alive or dead, or correct any mis-categorization on the relevant foreign-language article(s). Please see WP:LIVINGDEAD for more info and raise any issues on the talkpage. Thanks. Lugnuts Dick Laurent is dead 09:02, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Languages in censuses and Race and ethnicity in censuses[edit]

Pleas add information about this country to this articles.--Kaiyr (talk) 09:30, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Biel/Bienne#Requested move[edit]

Opinions are welcome. --Leyo 10:43, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

Tiefencastel derailment[edit]

Assistance is sought in expanding the Tiefencastel derailment article from French, German and Italian language sources. Mjroots (talk) 19:27, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

NOT Station Eigerwand[edit]

This article repeatedly incorrectly mentions Station Eigerwand, whereas the correct place name is the Stollenloch. The Stollenloch is on the western part of the Eiger North-West face - Station Eigerwand is on the eastern part. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:10, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

AfD of Possible Interest[edit]

There is currently an AfD discussion concerning an article that may be of interest to members of this project. Comments are welcome. See Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Super Puma Display Team. -Ad Orientem (talk) 15:58, 21 August 2014 (UTC)