[Foundation-l] A successful request not yet fulfilled (was Language Prevention Committee created)

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Sun Apr 1 13:05:26 UTC 2007

The bottleneck is associated with NEW languages. So when a new project 
is requested for an existing language, it is more an issue of how the 
particular projects deal with this; WikiNews for instance has its own 
procedure. When a new project is started, it is expected that the 
language does have a message file that is part of MediaWiki proper. When 
it is not, it is the ideal moment to make it part of MediaWiki proper; 
this will prevent that the messages have to be localised yet again.


PS I take it that calling the committee the "language prevention 
committee" is supposed to be funny. It is not.

Luiz Augusto schreef:
> Hi
> There is a successful and old request for opening a new wiki not yet
> fulfilled. Language prevention/creation committee/subcommittee or
> whatever/anything else, please forgive the MessagexXX.php paranoia and see
> requests for non-Wikipedias wikis a while.
> # [[:oldwikisource:]] have a [[Wikisource:Language domain requests]] page.
> # This page have at least one successful request for a new Wikisource wiki:
> Tamil Wikisource (ta.wikisource)
> ## This have a large community support:
> http://wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Wikisource:Language_domain_requests&oldid=215092#Domain_requests_.28ta.wikisource.org.29
> ## This have "incubator" pages: http://wikisource.org/wiki/Category:Tamil
> ## This have a bugzilla request:
> http://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6982
> ## The MessagesTa.php is avaiable at MediaWiki SVN repository
> ## There is someone interested on editing in this non-existing exactly now:
> http://wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3A-jkb-&diff=215093&oldid=214978
> ## I've asked about it on the langcom wiki yesterday but no one
> apparentlyhave read it.
> And, if the language prevention/creation committee/subcommittee or
> whatever/anything else isn't happy to increase the current amount of
> Wikimedia wikis, I found a good solution: open the ta.wikisource and close
> the ang.wikisource. No, no one have deleted the MessagesAng.php from
> subversion, this apparently has never created, but you can find a vote to
> close that wiki with large community support at:
> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_closing_projects/Closure_of_Old_English_Wikisource
> Best regards
> [[:m:User:555]]
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