Peter Gervai <grin(a)tolna.net> writes:
On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 07:50:45AM -0800, Jimmy Wales
> Well, that's very strange to me. It's not
really my place, exactly,
> to comment much on what the wiki-consensus should be in German
> language, but if I was German, I'd probably want to work on fixing
> that. But perhaps there are subtleties that I don't understand, so
> I'll just refrain from comment.
I guess the reason why is pretty simple. In the past, in the times of
the German Democratic Republic all the antifascists used the "foreign"
names to show how PC they are (me included). Some of the prolong this
way of life in our current times. And then there are some German
writers who are quite advanced in Middle and Eastern European languages:
using foreign spellings they can show how clever they are ;-)
Should be intlwiki-l but anyway;
No, I'm not going to subscribe to jet another list ;)
for me it was natural to form the policy on Hungarian
as "we should
use names which Hungarian people would naturally use, and which is the
most used, and make others redirect to them".
Sure, that's the natural way to solve this "problem" -- maybe I'll
another try to get things right. Unfortunately, often there is more
important work to do.