[Foundation-l] English Wikipedia ethnocentric policy affects other communities

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 21:59:17 UTC 2006

On 21/12/06, Yann Forget <yann at forget-me.net> wrote:

> In your options below, you forgot the main argument GerardM has
> expressed in this thread: that the problem faced by the English
> Wikipedia upto now will nearly disappear *because* of SUL.

How will the problems disappear?

e.g. how does the problem of admins on a given language Wikipedia not
being able to read usernames in unfamiliar scripts disappear with SUL,
rather than get worse? GerardM has declared that adding a user-ID to
the username is utterly unconscionable for no well-defined reason, so
the only option that leaves is that all Wikipedia admins must be able
to read all scripts used on any Wikipedia (and have the fonts and
browsers to be able to do so) to be admins. I can only presume you and
he hold that a superior option from a usability point of view.

- d.

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