This is true. But these links should probably be somewhat different than the Wikipedia interlanguage links, and they should be extensible by users. I.e. links to IMDB, to the US statistics office, etc. -- we cannot predict all of these as developers or maintainers. But we know about which language editions of Wikipedia exist.


2012/5/1 Nikola Smolenski <>
On Sat, 2012-04-28 at 21:43 +0200, Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> So far the discussion is about interwiki links in a Wikipedia context.
> There are however interwiki links in a Wiktionary context as well.
> They are often linked from Wikipedia and they often have information
> in languages we do not have an article in or information in languages
> we do not have a Wikipedia in.

Perhaps it would be the easiest to simply add the ability to link to
other projects, like we now have links to Wikipedia. This would include
Wiktionary, Wikisource, perhaps even external projects like OSM. Some
items would have links only to Wikipedia ("Berlin, a city in Germany"),
some to Wiktionary ("Berlin, a word of English language"), some to both

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