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Forum:Noncanon VS Non-Canon

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I saw that there existed both cats that have Noncanon, Non-canon and Non-Canon in their name. (examples: Category:Noncanon Men and Category:Non-Canon Locations). With of these two is the good one? --Amroth

Wiktionary says they're both correct ("Noncanon" and "Non-canon"). I personally don't like the "Non-Canon", but I'm neutral on the others. -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 10:20, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, they're interchangeable. I personally prefer 'Non-Canon'. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  11:07, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
Would that be "Non-Canon" or "Non-canon"? -- Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:16, 12 September 2010 (UTC)
'Non-canon' is probably more correct than 'Non-Canon'. -- KingAragorn  talk  contribs  edits  email  15:43, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
I would be content to settle for ‘Non-canon’. Like Ederchil, I feel ‘Non-Canon’ to be wrong. I do accept ‘Noncanon’ would be correct as well, but it doesn’t feel any more appropriate to me. — Mithrennaith 19:59, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
I think "Non-Canon" is probably wrong, too (I was taught that in hyphenated words you only capitalise the initial word, unless the subsequent parts are capitalised in their own right, e.g. "Middle-earth" but "Saxe-Coburg-Gotha"). I definitely prefer "Non-canon", and these "Noncanon" categories has irritated me immensely for some time. --Mith (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 11:50, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
I was learnt that it would be Middle-Earth and Non-Canon, but I learnt that for Dutch so it could be wrong in English. --Amroth