The tag name sounds strange to me, because when two kanji letters are homographic, what it really means is that the two kanji letters are the same, not homographic. As I understand it, the tag is about homographic words.

I propose to change the tag name to . Another candidate is , but I think that the simple is sufficient.

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I wrote because I saw there was a tag, but I think you're right.

For me it can be turned to .

  • I see. If you are fine with [homographs], please feel free to change it or wait for a bit to see if there are other opinions/options. Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 12:34
  • I thought about changing it, but let's wait to see some other opinions, although I think your proposal works fine. :)
    – Alenanno
    Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 12:39
  • @TsuyoshiIto I tried to change it, but accidentally created a similar one. Can you fix it? I don't have the privileges.
    – Alenanno
    Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 13:51
  • I can fix the tag, but I do not know what you mean by “accidentally created a similar one.” Because you can always edit your own questions, I do not know which privileges you are talking about. Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 17:32
  • I changed my tag in my question and now there are two tags: a [homographs] and a [homographic-kanji] one. I can't delete the one I created and rename the existing one... :)
    – Alenanno
    Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 17:33
  • I do not see the change: japanese.stackexchange.com/questions/3435/…. It does not have any history of edits. Which question are you talking about? Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 17:34
  • If you are talking about the tags page or autocompletion, then do not bother, because unused tags will be removed from the list automatically in one or two days. Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 17:38
  • Yes I knew that, but if someone uses it, it won't die... Well, we'll wait and see. :)
    – Alenanno
    Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 17:55
  • (1) I created a chat room for this by mistake. Please disregard it. (2) In the worst case, we can ask moderators to merge an old tag to a new tag. Let’s not worry about the rare case. Commented Oct 11, 2011 at 19:09
  • I have merged and created synonym. Let me know if I got the discussion wrong way.
    – YOU
    Commented Oct 13, 2011 at 4:41
  • @YOU Hello! So... The decision was to completely delete (homographic-kanji) and only keep (homographs) since I don't think someone will actually type the other one, it was just my mistake. If someone starts typing "hom..." they'll get the (homographs) one and it will work, I suppose. Also, I made the tag wiki for the one we wanted to delete, so you can copy all of that to the new tag. Thanks a lot! :D
    – Alenanno
    Commented Oct 13, 2011 at 10:14

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