Talk:Germany Handwriting

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What is the purpose of putting in categories with a pipe like:

  • [[Category:Germany|Handwriting]]
  • [[Category:Word List|Germany]]

Why not use a regular straightforward category? I cannot tell where these categories even point. I cannot tell whether I dare "fix" these categories to something normal folks would understand. Diltsgd 02:20, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

The text after the pipe is used to sort the article's entry on the category page. In the examples given, this page Germany Handwriting would be listed under Handwriting in the Category:Germany and under Germany in the Category:Word List. If no sort key is specified the article title is used to index the article in categories.
See Wikipedia:Categorization#Using_sort_keys for more details --Steve 05:08, 19 August 2009 (UTC)