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Chinese site category pages should sort pages by roman alphabets
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There are 2500+ Chinese characters in common use, compared to 26 characters of roman alphabets. As a result, in a category page, most indexing sets consists of only one member, losing the purpose of sorting. For an example see
https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:數學分析

The community guideline recommends manually indexing pages by it's pinyin (spelling of characters by roman alphabets), that is, use the syntax [[微積分 | W ]], here 微 is spelled as "wei".

Mediawiki should do this automatically.

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See also related T46667, which unfortunately isn't really going anywhere.

I realized this feature can be implemented as a client side js gadget. Though paging will be broken.

A second thought is that, in my opinion no sorting will be better than current sorting.

T223750 could be an option looking into.