[Foundation-l] English Wikipedia ethnocentric policy affects other communities
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Wed Dec 20 16:09:30 UTC 2006
Gerard Meijssen wrote:
> Neil Harris schreef:
>> The problem does indeed occur symmetrically, and while I phrased my
>> reply in terms of making non-Latin names unambiguous on
>> native-Latin-script Wikipedia editions, you might want to re-read my
>> comment, and notice the bit that said:
>>> Of course, to avoid any appearance of linguistic imperialism, the same
>>> facility should be available for users with Latin-script names to add
>>> transliterations in other scripts.
>> -- Neil
> I can only say that I disagree.
Given that you disagree with both of my suggestions of possible
solutions for the script-incomprehensibility problem, perhaps you could
suggest a better solution to the problem, preferably one that does not
involve the users of every Wikipedia learning to be literate in every
writing system supported by Wikipedia?
-- ኒለ ሃሪሰ
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