[Foundation-l] [Wikipedia-l] Moldavian

Michael Noda michael.noda at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 15:10:04 UTC 2007

On 2/1/07, Delirium <delirium at hackish.org> wrote:
> geni wrote:
> > On 1/31/07, David Monniaux <David.Monniaux at free.fr> wrote:
> >
> >> OTRS has received a request for this wiki to be taken down, stating that
> >> Moldovian is just Romanian written in cyrillic, in a way imposed by the
> >> Communists. (I'm not saying this is true, I have no opinion on the
> >> issue, I'm just reporting.)
> >>
> >
> > Not that simple see:
> >
> > [[Transnistria]]
> >
> At the very least it's a problematic name.  The Republic of Moldova
> decrees that Latin is the official script of Moldovan, while their
> breakaway republic of Transnitria decrees that it's Cyrillic.  If we're
> hosting one in Cyrillic and giving it the "Moldovan" ISO language code,
> we seem to be taking sides in that dispute---and what's more, taking
> sides with the unrecognized breakaway republic and against the
> internationally recognized nation.  That seems like an awkard position
> to be taking.

Indeed.  I would say that the wiki should probably be taken down
completely while things get straightened out.  What became of the
proposal to make mo: a dual-character set mirror of ro:?

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