[Foundation-l] Sigh, problems with non-Latin usernames again

Anders Wegge Jakobsen wegge at wegge.dk
Mon Jan 29 21:09:53 UTC 2007

Matt R <matt_crypto at yahoo.co.uk> writes:

> writing in a pink font. What I am saying is that editors who enter
> into non-trivial interactions on the English Wikipedia should be
> obliged to have a handle that can be grokked by speakers of the
> English language.

 The problem is that "speakers of the english language" seem to
gravitate towards the lowest common denominator. We are writing an
encyclopedia for Petes sake! Editors are supposedly in command of a
skillset that's beyond burger flipping 101. If not, they have no place
writing an encyclopedia anyway.

 Will the next demand be that interwiki targets must only be named
with latin-1 characters?

// Wegge
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