Talk:Kyushu Hikoki

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Name[edit]

Was it really known as Kyūshū Aircraft Company? I can understand if it is Kyushu Aircraft Company or Kyushu Aircraft. Googling seems to show up Kyushu Hikoki K.K. more. --Fukumoto 15:19, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

Yes, moved to correct name. Carl M. Anglesea (talk) 04:04, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
Uh, I think it should be Kyūshū Hikōki rathre than Kyūshū Hikoki --Fukumoto (talk) 19:48, 8 February 2008 (UTC)
Better? Carl M. Anglesea (talk) 03:52, 9 February 2008 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: move all to remove diacritics. A further move of this article to Kyushu Airplane Company might also be reasonable, but I didn't see consensus for that yet. Aervanath (talk) 02:07, 5 November 2011 (UTC)



– I would like to rename Kyūshū Hikōki K.K. and all associated aviation pages to Kyushu Hikoki K.K. to better reflect common usage. Standard English usage and nearly every reference I have ever seen in English language publications is without the diacritical marks and most searches will end up being redirected, especially when such marks are a special character that most people cannot type.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Aviation/Style_guide#Naming_conventions WP:AVINAME In general, article naming should prefer what the greatest number of English speakers would most easily recognize, with a reasonable minimum of ambiguity, while at the same time making linking to those articles easy and second nature. The names of Wikipedia articles should be optimized for readers over editors, and for a general audience over specialists. in this case WikiProject members would be considered specialists.

The non-standard use of diacritical marks fails this test.

I already attempted a copy-and-paste rename and undid (with help from BilCat who informed me of the new method) that when I found out that there was a better way, thus leaving a history behind on the redirect pages. (Doh!) NiD.29 (talk) 23:41, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

Standard English usage and nearly every reference I have ever seen in English language publications is without the diacritical marks and most searches will end up being redirected, especially when such marks are a special character that most people cannot type.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Aviation/Style_guide#Naming_conventions WP:AVINAME In general, article naming should prefer what the greatest number of English speakers would most easily recognize, with a reasonable minimum of ambiguity, while at the same time making linking to those articles easy and second nature. The names of Wikipedia articles should be optimized for readers over editors, and for a general audience over specialists. in this case WikiProject members would be considered specialists.

The non-standard use of diacritical marks fails this test.NiD.29 (talk) 23:42, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment: Please provide several of these "nearly every reference [you] have ever seen" so the reset of us can be aware of them as well. If it turns out the most common usage is without the macrons, then the page should be moved to Kyushu Hikoki, without the "K.K.", as we generally don't include the "Incorporated" or "Limited Company" or "Corporation" on the title of companies. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 16:21, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

Jane's doesn't use them. Combat Aircraft of the World (Taylor) doesn't, Koku Fan doesn't (or didn't on their drawing of the J7W), Arawasi used Kyûshû Hikôki in the article on the K10W1, the Monogram book on Japanese cockpit interiors doesn't use the marks, Putnam doesn't use them, and the Smithsonian doesn't use them. Most of the pages returned by google with them are mirrors or copies of the wiki page. I have no problem with omitting the K.K. though the Hikoki should be retained to differentiate from the place.NiD.29 (talk) 17:02, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

  • Comment: I suggest "Kyushu Hikōki". Our article Kyushu doesn't use macrons as the island is notable. But the common noun "hikōki" is not. So we should follow MOS:JAPAN as we choose to use Hepburn Romanization. Oda Mari (talk) 06:48, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Move - Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Japan-related articles states that article names should be in plain englich, but that the romanised version with diacritical marks should always be mentioned in the opening paragraph. Thus: Kyushu Hikoki K.K. or Kyushu Hikoki as article names with parqagraphs reading similar to this: Kyushu Hikoki K.K., or Kyūshū Hikōki K.K., is a ....Petebutt (talk) 10:55, 22 October 2011 (UTC)
  • Comment Please see the following Google book search results.
    • "Kyushu Hikoki KK" 1,910
    • "Kyushu Hikoki" -"kyushu hikoki KK" 4
    • "Kyushu Hikōki" none
    • "Kyushu Airplane Company" 1,700
    • "Kyushu Airplane Co." 6
    • "Kyushu Airplane" -"Kyushu Airplane Co." -"Kyushu Airplane Company" 5
    • "Kyushu Aircraft Company" 3
    • "Kyushu Airplane Company" "Kyushu Hikoki KK" 1,380

The most common name may be "Kyushu Hikoki KK" or "Kyushu Airplane Company". I would prefer "Kyushu Airplane Company" as with Nakajima Aircraft Company (Nakajima Hikōki). Although there is an air cargo company 九州航空(Kyushu Airline), I don't think they are confusing. ―― Phoenix7777 (talk) 09:06, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.