edward molasses wrote:
I'm planning to setup a dictionary of terms related to the field of plant
genetic resources, using MediaWiki. I want it to have all definitions in 5
different languages and there is a possibility of adding more.
I was wondering if the usual/recommended case of setting up a site like this
would be to follow the model of Wiktionary and have separate installations
for each language of the dictionary, using interwiki links between them (I
would have all installations on the same server and use interwiki links,
which I think amounts to the same structure of links as what we see in
I'm not sure if this is the best idea for my case since perhaps for Wiktionary
this installation fits the situation in regards to maintenance/curation and
server load and in my case there would less server load and centralized
maintenance/curation would be preferred.
So I suppose my main question is, are there more advantages to having
everything on one MediaWiki installation or on separate installations? Also,
what would the advantages/disadvantages be for each situation?
Any of your suggestions would be very much appreciated.
The reason why Wiktionary and Wikipedia have a wiki per language is
because there are different teams with knowledge of those particular
languages working on them. If you create a wiki for one specific purpose
you better start off with only one wiki. It's always possible to set up
multiple ones later if the need arises.