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Zram or zram[edit]

Hey, Smuckola! As I've described it in my edit summary, "zram" isn't a trademark so the MOS section you've referred to simply doesn't apply. That's just a name of one part of the Linux kernel, and it's mentioned almost everywhere in lowercase. Of course, I'm more than open to discussing this further. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 21:42, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

@Dsimic:Sorry, the fact that they didn't literally file a trademark is irrelevant to the fact that this is a manual of style and not a legal office or a court. Everything else listed in the manual is also listed everywhere as such, which is also not the point. You completely misunderstand the point of the manual. This is how this situation is actually handled everywhere in Wikipedia, as per that manual, which that manual clearly states. The procedure is to say what it actually is in English, and then say "stylized as". Because that's what the word "stylized" means; a language isn't stylization, and an encyclopedia is for the language. I'm simply reading you the manual, as all other articles know.— Smuckola(talk) 21:47, 19 May 2015 (UTC)
No matter what the MOS says, "Zram" with the "z" in uppercase is plain wrong. All our guidelines say that they can be disobliged if that makes Wikipedia better, and "zram" is what's correct. As simple as that. — Dsimic (talk | contribs) 21:53, 19 May 2015 (UTC)


I think it's fairly obvious that zram means (compressed random access memory) because that's what it does, and Z is often used to indicate compression for various reasons;

  • The .z extension was used by one of the first compression tools pack based on Huffman's 1952 work.
  • most current compression tools use a variant of Jacob_Ziv's 1977 work.

compression tools using z;

--Tim (talk) 17:12, 12 April 2016 (UTC)

That is an interesting theory, but we need a ref to add this to the article. - Ahunt (talk) 17:14, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
yes that's why I put it in the talk page so someone can find a ref to support or discard that idea. --Tim (talk) 14:36, 18 April 2016 (UTC)
Okay, well let's see if one turns up then. - Ahunt (talk) 20:45, 18 April 2016 (UTC)