Community Wishlist Survey 2022/Categories/Allow multiple entries within each category

Allow multiple entries within each category

  • Problem: Sometimes, multiple entries within a category would be useful. For instance, on the French wiktionary there is a listing of French verbs that includes both the infinitive form (e.g. aimer) and a pronominal form (s’aimer). But which sort key should be given to the pronominal form? Equally valid arguments apply for a « aimer s » key and a « saimer » key. Ideally, the entry would appear twice in the category, under those two keys. There are other examples, such as proper nouns beginning with a definite article (e.g. Le Mans should be categorised under « Mans Le » and « Le Mans »).
  • Proposed solution: Possibly add to the wiki software a magic word that can be used to specify a second (third, fourth, etc.) entry in a category’s index. Other wikicode approaches may be possible.
  • Who would benefit: Wiktionaries, other wiki projects.
  • More comments: This could be merged with the proposal for Context-dependent sort keys, depending on the technical solution chosen.
  • Phabricator tickets:
  • Proposer: Urhixidur (talk) 20:36, 14 January 2022 (UTC)


  • I would make a different entry as the modified form (as a redirect or otherwise) and then add the category to that page. Why don't you do that? --Izno (talk) 02:08, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
    That wouldn't work at all for some projects. The Wiktionary, for instance, explicitly bans redirects. Urhixidur (talk) 14:58, 17 January 2022 (UTC)
    So, the project doesn't use a wiki like it's supposed to, and that means we should change the wiki to be a certain way? Yeah, not a fan of that. Izno (talk) 23:44, 18 January 2022 (UTC)
    Not change but extend. Urhixidur (talk) 13:38, 19 January 2022 (UTC)