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Someone put Charlemagne as people from Gyor. Is it a joke?

The double acute[edit]

The ő in Győr has to be replaced with some other character in the English Wikipedia, otherwise the article title will look wrong due to character set difference. Now, we can use "Gyor", "Györ" or even "Gyõr". I'm not sure which is the best compromise. --Joy [shallot] 20:44, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC)

The last one is definitely inacceptable and since the Hungarian language distinguishes between a short ö (two points) and a long ö (two little lines as in Gyor), the only "correct" solution is to use Gyor without diacritics. The problem is that I myself "intuitively" usually use the normal ö instead of the long ö in the Wikipedia and in other similar cases - but we can make a redirect... By the way, why does the English Wiki not switch to UTF 8 ? - the French and German wiki has done so already and it works very well Juro 22:20, 18 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I think using Györ would be better than using Gyor because there is more difference between O and Ő than between Ö and Ő. Does Ő really not show when someone uses other encoding? I switched my browser to West European encoding now and still I see the letters. Alensha 11:04, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)

The article content isn't the problem, it's the title. As long as the English Wikipedia continues to use Latin 1 as the character set for titles, the character no. 336 won't be shown properly in the title. --Joy [shallot] 12:20, 19 Oct 2004 (UTC)

The name[edit]

The town got its Hungarian name Győr. Yes, but from where? Is it a lexical word of Hungarian? If so, what does it mean? If it's "just a name", where does it come from? --Angr/tɔk tə mi 2 July 2005 17:56 (UTC)

It's an archaic version of the word gyűrű, which means ring. Possibly refers to a circular castle that stood here. (See also: Diósgyőr.) Sorry it took so long to answer, there aren't too many Hungarian editors here and I don't keep an eye on all articles :-) Alensha 13:14, 12 October 2005 (UTC)


Please someone tell me if we really need all these names in those nations' languages inhabiting this city. Were more of them than of Rusyns, Jewish people, Armenians etc.? Squash Racket (talk) 15:15, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

Slovaks, Croatians, Germans used to live there in great numbers. The Turkish name is mentioned in the History section of the article, so is relevant too. Tankred (talk) 15:21, 19 January 2008 (UTC)
You also have a source for your first sentence? Squash Racket (talk) 15:22, 19 January 2008 (UTC)