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Subject: [Foundation-l] Wikiquote, the free compendium of quotations,reaches
10, 000 articles in the English edition
English Wikiquote reaches today 10,000 articles. Here is a part of
our press release ...
7 May, 2007 (St. Petersburg, Fl) - The Wikimedia Foundation announced
today the creation of the 10,000th article in the English language
edition of Wikiquote (http://www.wikiquote.org
), a community-built
multilingual compendium of quotations. The article is for quotes by or
about Langdon Smith (http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Langdon_Smith
it was started by the Wikiquote contributor whose username is Kalki.
The Wikiquote project itself is going to celebrate its four-year
anniversary on June 27. The Wikiquote in the English language edition
is the biggest and oldest among all Wikiquote language editions. But
the growth is not limited to the English version, as more than 50,000
articles are now being worked on in the non-English editions of
Wikiquote in over 35 languages. As of yet, thirteen projects including
English Wikiquote have more than 1,000 articles: top 5 are English,
German, Polish, Italian and Slovak.
The scope of Wikiquote collection is from notable people like Tony
Blair to creative works like Lord of the Rings or Latter Days in every
language, including sources (where known) and translations of
non-English quotes as Rainer Maria Rilke. Besides articles by source,
Wikiquote also provides its readers articles by theme.
Since 2004, the English Wikiquote provides a good quotation for
readers every day selected from its collection. It is available on its
Main Page and also archives.
The whole press release is available on
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