--- Peter Gervai <grin(a)tolna.net> wrote:
On Thu, Jul 03, 2003 at 08:17:13AM -0700, Jimmy Wales
Gareth Owen wrote:
> WWW stands for World Wide Web - three *english* words. If
> languages wish to replace there language
codes with the
abbreviation in their own language, I'm sure no-one will mind.
for "le web mondial", peut-?tre?)
I don't really agree with this argument. 'www' is known
the indicator for the 'main' website of
any organization. So
'www' has its roots in English, it's
really quite general.
I'm sure he was joking. Ha-ha-ha.
But the argument is overreacted by all means, All langauges are on
startin pages, <countrycode>.wikipedia.org/ leads to the national
very satisfied with this way of handling.
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I personally would like to see a global page at www.wikipedia.com
one that shows the global reach of the product (for example a world
map of languages rather than countries) stats about the project,
number of contributors, articles in each language, as well as links
to each of the language wikis.
This, I think, would really separate the project from all other book
or web based encyclopedias: none are multilingual to the extent of
Effectively, this would put the pressure on other encyclopedia to
match our multilingual "feature", but of course they couldn't.
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