I am sorry but when people want to localise Klingon in the Klingon script
they are welcome to it. This has nothing to do with the language policy. It
is up to the people at
to decide on that. In the past
their requirement for Klingon was that it had to use the Klingon script.
The scope of the language committee typically ends with the creation of a
new project. However, in the past we did recommend for the closure of wikis
when the language used was NOT the language advertised. The removal
happened in the end.
We do and did get involvement in the addition of new languages in
Wikidata for ISO 639-3. The purpose was that they did not wan to add all
languages and having a process where the language committee wisely nodded
is what we have. This is for ISO 639-3 only.
On 30 November 2016 at 12:55, Milos Rancic <millosh(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 11:19 AM, Lydia
On Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 5:13 PM, Milos Rancic
> Yes. The point is then that Wikidata
doesn't need approval from us for
> any valid BCP 47 combination with a valid ISO 639-3 code and that they
> should just consult us just to be sure it's not a nonsense.
The consultation part is important for me personally. I don't have
enough knowledge on language codes and so on to decide which ones are
following a given standard or not. So I'd like some sanity checking
from you folks and I got that in the past on tickets in phabricator.
Thanks for that.
Yes. I see that the scope of Language committee ends with localization
implemented into Wikimedia projects (so, theoretically, a subset of
what's been done on TranslateWiki). In other words, political
responsibility of Wikimedia Foundation ends there and LangCom is the
keeper of that level of integrity (no, we don't need Klingon
localization because its educational value is zero, but it's
completely valid to make it for fun and implement into some
non-Wikimedia MediaWiki installations).
Contrary to that, LangCom shouldn't interfere into the content of
Wikimedia projects, like Wikidata is. But, yes, it's useful to consult
LangCom in more formal cases, like adding a new language into the
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