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

Delirium 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*
>> harder.
>  Tough for you then. Grow up and learn coping with the globalized
> world.

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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