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The column of ratios should not be centered

The entries are not even near the same length. It looks messy. FloraC (talk) 02:00, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

In my opinion, single common fractions should be centered (most are octave-reduced and thus centered) while lists of fractions should be left-aligned. Decimals should be right-aligned (where fixed point makes sense, with a column-wide identical count of decimal places. Text should be left aligned. What do you think? --Xenwolf (talk) 12:44, 31 May 2020 (UTC)
Side note: I edited the page semi-autmatically (in an external editor with regex replacements). My primary goal was to remove the massive amount of redundant per-cell inline styling. I was not satisfied with each aspect of my results, but since they were an improvement anyway, I refused to reintroduce styling that could be disputable. So it's good you came along for a review 🙂 --Xenwolf (talk)
D'accord. But the solution is to default to center and add per-cell style to what should be left/right-aligned? That doesn't sound much different than before. FloraC (talk) 05:03, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
conerning make center to default: I don't favor center. I chose the default from the most used inline style specifications I encounter. There are people active in the wiki who favor centered text (maybe for esthetical reasons) and I try to respect things they do as far as it not too repelling to me. The problem with tables is that there is no good column-wide styling mechanism I'm currently knowing about. Maybe (hopefully) you have the expertise to explain me that I'm wrong. --Xenwolf (talk) 09:21, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Now it's not in the conventions, I'm going with per-cell alignment for what we have agreed upon here anyway. Besides, I looked into Wikipedia only to find no column-wide alignment documented, so that must be the case. FloraC (talk) 13:06, 1 June 2020 (UTC)
Looks good so far. I continue to search for a general solution to this problem. --Xenwolf (talk) 14:34, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

I finally found the solution:
Up to 9 columns can now be aligned in one place: in the class attribute of the table. The built-in table default is left-alignment. You may override this by adding a class for each column that differs from that. Ffor example class="wikitable right-1 right-2" means that the text columns 1 and 2 will be right-aligned. There are 3×9 classes: left-1 to left-9, center-1 to center-9, and right-1 to right-1. The actual styling is done via CSS (see MediaWiki:Common.css). I stopped reworking the page after changing one of the tables because I urgently need a break now. Maybe you'd like (😉) to continue in the meantime.
--Xenwolf (talk) 21:37, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

Nice. FloraC (talk) 04:00, 2 June 2020 (UTC)