[Foundation-l] Sigh, problems with non-Latin usernames again
delirium at hackish.org
Tue Jan 30 01:17:52 UTC 2007
Anders Wegge Jakobsen wrote:
> Matt R <matt_crypto at yahoo.co.uk> writes:
>> Non-Latin usernames make distinguishing and recognising users *much*
> Tough for you then. Grow up and learn coping with the globalized
But this is directly contrary to the spirit of Wikipedia, which is to
give everyone knowledge in *their own language*. A user of [language x]
should only have to be familiar with [language x] in order to contribute
to their local Wikipedia, not also familiar with all other languages.
Usually English is the worst offender in this regard (people should
*not* have to know English, or even necessarily be familiar with Latin
script, in order to contribute to a non-English Wikipedia), but it's no
better when it goes the other way either.
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