Scríobh Mark Williamson:
Yes, I tried it. So what?
So, it means that there seems to be a technical way of doing these things,
which most of the Chinese-speaking people on this list agree is either
adequate, or close to being adequate. Lets just look at what has been said
"most of the Chinese-speaking people"? You mean yuanml, shizhao,
fuzheado? All primarily users of Simplified.
- Most Chinese people who understand
"Traditional" can also read/write in
"Simplified". This does not necessarily apply in reverse, however.
No, you have it backwards. Most people born with Simplified can also
read and write in Traditional. But not the other way around.
- There appears to be an automated technical way to
translate from one
system to the other, albeit one that occasionally mucks things up.
The same can be said for machine translation between any two given languages.
- Most zh-language Wikipedians are in favour of a
The *majority*, not most. And guess who forms this majority mostly?
- There doesn't seem to be anyone who wants to
split the project except,
...who has voiced their opinion on this list thus far. And it *does*
appear we have some Chinese speakers on this list at least who are
wanting to stay neutral but have said things in my favour.
- I believe official policy is that splitting
nationalistic/patriotic reasons is that it doesn't happen. See the
Brazilian/Portugese debate that pops up every now and then for what happens.
Nationalistic/patriotic reasons? These languages use TWO DIFFERENT
WRITING SYSTEMS. They don't have just minor grammatical and
terminology differences every once in a while like pt-br and pt-pt.
(actually, they have almost no grammatical differences, but they have
plenty of terminology inconsistencies)
Based on these opinions that have been put out over
the past few days, I
think it's obvious that the action that has been taken is the correct one.
I've no idea of the quality of your submissions, but if they're good, why
not port them over to the unified Wiki (under a seperate page, if necessary,
ie: [[Topic]] and [[Topic (Traditional)]]. As far as I can see, nothing has
been deleted yet, and numerous tools have been pointed out in the discussion
that would make it an automated process.
Numerous = 1. I have pointed out that simple interwiki'ing will not
work because of article titles and because of the fact that many of
the articles with Traditional titles already exist, yet they are
partially or fully in Simplified. This means that such articles would
have to be sorted through manually.