Agreed. If there was easy access to statistics about how many articles
or users every Wiki had before they had a translated interface the way
there is to the statistics that Andre gave, I'd show them here and I'm
pretty sure they'd say something similar: that it is not a reasonable
expectation or requirement for a new Wikipedia.
On Mon, 01 Nov 2004 18:21:32 -0500, Henry H. Tan-Tenn
Daniel Mayer ti 2004/11/1 EP 01:52 sia-kong:
Requiring a translated interface up-front might
also be a good idea. It would
show that at least one person is very commited.
Not necessarily. It would probably only show that a language is lucky
enough to have a Wikipedian who is somewhat familiar with the interface,
or else someone with the know-how to install MediaWiki locally and play
with it until she or he is sufficiently familiar with it to do the
Conceivably, however, a new language WP might be founded by _newly
minted_ Wikipedians. I was one such Wikipedian; I learned as I went and
eventually translated most of zh-min-nan.
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