Talk:Dhaka court sentences former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to five years on corruption charges

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Review of revision 4381796 [Passed][edit]

  • It might have been well for the lede to touch on the political accusations. --Pi zero (talk) 20:03, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Currency units[edit]

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@Acagastya: Is there a point where a currency symbol is internationally encountered infrequently enough that naming it would be useful? If so, I think the taka would likely warrant it (though I'd expect you to be more familiar with that one being geographically closer to its home). Whether the ruble would warrant it seems to me a separate question (on which I would also be interested in your perspective). --Pi zero (talk) 15:31, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

To be honest, I had no clue about taka's symbol until I had to use it for the article. Similarly, I had no idea how Russian ruble's symbol looks like. If I were to add "Russian ruble" to that article, we would have a "meh" type reaction, and sight it. Removing it adds a chance that we actually get to discuss about it. I feel we should explain every symbol (and that includes metre at the first instance, too)
•–• 15:54, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
@Acagastya: Well, that raises some further questions.
  • Which currency symbols don't need explanation? Dollars euros and pounds? What about rupees? Yen/yuan? Perhaps we shouldn't be trying to explain any of them; though even if that's the answer, I'm just as glad to have tried with taka, because if we were going to that's a likely candidate, and it has (as you say) started a discussion.
  • How ought we to format such explanations; I tried something here, but perhaps there's a better way?
  • How ought we to explain unit abbreviations; for example, if we describe a distance as 500 miles and then specify the metric equivalent in parentheses, how would we explain the "km" that's then already in parentheses?
--Pi zero (talk) 16:47, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Interestingly, there is advice on this in the SG that we're not following. --Pi zero (talk) 16:49, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Um, We take granted that people would know what $, euro or pound means. There was a time when I would confuse between euro and cents. How about:
  • £100 (1 pound = 1.38 US Dollar)
  • 500 miles (1 mile = 1.7 kilometres; so about 805km)
  • 100 light years (1ly = 9.4×1012 kilometres; so about 9.4×1014 km)
Wy you think rupee symbol is fine without explanation.
•–• 16:57, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
I don't think listing conversion rate works for us; that's diverging from the news under discussion. The missing information that's potentially relevant is, what does "km" stand for. --Pi zero (talk) 13:12, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
500 miles (about 805 kilometres) and 100 light years (about 9.4×1014km) [mentioning at the first instance. As for currency is concerned; CAD 50, or INR100 — that is worse than CA$ or ₹. Those ISO codes are standard, but harder to be understood by common readers. (Like for example CH is for Switzerland. And in three character, that becomes SUI) (talk) 13:44, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

"High court"[edit]

I'm curious as to the characterization of the court as a "high court". A bit of searching on my part of learn more about what court it was led to to find no reference to it in the sources, and that on reading the Reuters article I found the only reference to a "High Court" being that Zia's lawyers would appeal to one. Perhaps I'm missing something, but I think it's not quite accurate to refer to an unnamed court as "Dhaka high court." Some googling suggests it was an ad hoc court created for this trial, but I'm unfamiliar with the Bangladeshi legal system so I'm not very sure if it's okay to call it such, or if we might need a {{correction}}. —mikemoral (talk) 00:18, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

I wrote the article in one edit when I was sleep deprived; and I had to refer my notes which mentions SC appeal (Bloomberg) but nowhere I have written about a high court. The word "high" in the lede causes the problem.
•–• 02:00, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
@Acagastya: I suggest we issue the correction in this case. It's been long enough since publication that we do need the correction notice. Perhaps something among the lines of {{correction}}. The wording could use work. —mikemoral (talk) 07:58, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
let pizero do it. CC@Pi zero:.
•–• 12:05, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
(Huh? Whatever; I hope I'll have a chance to study this and add my thoughts here soon.) --Pi zero (talk) 13:32, 14 February 2018 (UTC)
@Pi zero: I checked my notes, and the sources, and at least ten different sources, and nobody says "high" court. I searched for "courts in Dhaka" on Google Maps, and there are three, including the SC, but none of them is called a "high" court. Many sources claim it was a "special" court. The word "high" in the lede causes the problem, and that would have to be removed; but since that is a substantial change, one should issue a {{correction}}.
•–• 15:26, 14 February 2018 (UTC)