Summary: Allow references to be listed with letters
           Product: MediaWiki extensions
           Version: any
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Cite

First of all, the <ref> system was a godsend. Even better when I discovered the
"hack" using {{#tag to nest them, which makes footnoting and citing footnotes
so much easier. But right now, to have the two separate classes of footnotes, I
have to give one an unsightly name. For example, right now, on I use <ref
group='N'> for footnotes, and just regular <ref> for citations. That way,
citations are rendered [1], [2], etc, and displayed at the bottom, while
footnotes, rendered [N 1], [N 2], etc., are displayed earlier, through
<references group='N'>.

My suggestion: Allow an alphabetical rendering. So instead of having the large
and ugly [N 1], instead automatically do it like [a], [b], [c], ... [y], [z],
[aa], [ab], etc. So it could be like, <ref method=alpha>. This way, we wouldn't
have two competing systems of numbers, one with an unsightly extra letter, and
the page would be overall more sensical and pretty.

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