You keep using the word "work". This
suggests to me people don't want to
have to *write* articles in Latin script. Perhaps you could clarify
this. By any chance, do you mean that the community of Wikipedians on
the Serbian Wikipedia don't want Latin-script articles on sr at all?
The question is complex and some of them will say "I don't want to work because
it needs too much of time" (which is not true, of course), and some of them will be
clear and say "I don't want Latin script at all". In both cases, they do not
want Latin script at all!
Ray Saintonge wrote:
This is puzzling. If nobody wants a Latin alphabet
version than why are
we even bothering with this conversation?
If a significant minority wants to have a Latin version, then a majority
vote against that should not be an excuse for restricting the rights of
the minority. It appears that the technical means are available that will
allow the two versions to co-exist in one project.
In this moment we have voting result 4:2 against usage of Latin script (and without any
chance for change of result) with clear xenophobic message: Cyrillic script is the only
Serbian script! (In real life, we have 50-50 usage of Cyrillic and Latin script; and Latin
script is not used only by "significant minority"; it is very significant
I didn't ask for another Serbian project because I had not looked into another
solutions. Usage of scripts is very hard political question in Serbia and I would like not
to translate that political war into Wikipedia. I was thinking and thinking and secondary
Serbian project (as I described) seems like the most reasonable. Yes, it may looks like
wasting of resources; but, believe me, consequences are:
1) If we say that sr: has to have Latin script pages against the decision of majority on
sr: we would have: a) Wikipedia will be marked as "anti-Serb" institution
(English Wikipedia has mark because of wars about pages about Kosovo etc.); b) I will not
have community support anymore because I did something against the will of majority.
2) If we make sp: as alternate project, it will be treated only as my caprice without any
really bad consequence to other things.