Ilmari Karonen hett schreven:
Manuel Schneider wrote:
other hand, <http://wikipedia.fi/> seems to be a redirect to
<http://fi.wikipedia.org/>, even though Finland is officially bilingual
and has only slightly more Finnish-speakers (about 91%) than Romania has
Romanian-speakers (about 89%).
On the third hand, the <http://wikipedia.de/> page does look nice. I
wouldn't mind seeing the design copied to other CCTLDs.
as another alternative see wikipedia.ch
Switzerland has four official languages (German, French, Italian, Rumantsch)
whereas Swiss-German is in fact a group of Alemannic Dialects.
That's true, and makes a portal page pretty much necessary.
It's pretty fugly compared to the .de page, though. IMHO. Which is why
I didn't mention it in my previous post. :)
I agree, that wikipedia.de looks
quite fine. But on the other side it
has its downsides too. When you are Danish (well, if the browser is set
to Danish), the Danish Wikipedia will be preselected. Great! But the
language still is German, which is, well, not very reasonable... But the
German chapter, who hosts the portal, refuses to localize the portal.
Technical reasons. You know, it's always technical reasons...
Yes, the Finnish domain should be a portal too. And there are many more
country domains, which redirect instead of being a portal: wikipedia.it,
wikipedia.no, wikipedia.se, wikipedia.us... And many others, which are
unregistered or registered by persons not related to Wikipedia:
wikipedia.ru, wikipedia.es, wikipedia.pt. What was most astounding to
me: wikipedia.fr. France is well known for its refusal of the rights of
minority languages. But wikipedia.fr indeed is a portal! But instead of
presenting Catalan, Basque, Alsatian, Breton, Occitan etc. Wikipedias,
it let's you choose between French Wikipedia and Commons. wtf? Well, to
be fair: The Catalan, Basque, Alsatian, Breton, Occitan etc. Wikipedias
_are_ presented. But hidden behind the link "Wikipédia dans d'autres