[Foundation-l] Following the conventions: seperating Wikisource

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 09:05:15 UTC 2007

It is exactly to find out if it is an "otherwise accepted language" that the
language committee wants to make sure that the content is coded in this
way.. I would not be surprised when all the content in wikisource.org that
is NOT English is not coded correctly in the first place.

On 6/6/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> GerardM wrote:
> >Hoi,
> >When Wikisource is having content in languages that did not pass the
> process
> >for recognition for a new language for MediaWiki and for a Wikimedia
> >Foundation project, and when this content is restricted to
> >http://wikisource.org, there seems to be at first glance not much that
> the
> >language committee has to deal with. The problem however is that a code
> that
> >is used for such a language has to exist. There is also a need that the
> meta
> >data uses the right code. This allows for the information to be
> recognised
> >for the language that it is.
> >
> Having the right code for an otherwise accepted language is a problem on
> a completely different level from having a project in the language.
> >Also when a request is made for a language in Wikisource, it is can not
> be
> >separated from the status that a language has in the wider Wikimedia
> world.
> >An example are the two Belarusian languages that do not find it possible
> to
> >collaborate. The only reason why there are two wikipedias is because the
> >be-x-old data existed before the new policies came into effect. This
> would
> >not have been accepted as a separate project on its own merits.
> >
> Perhaps Wikisource would find a way to accomodate both language forms in
> the same project.  The original Belorussian texts were written as they
> were written.  Texts in the new form are not likely to go into the
> public domain very soon.
> Ec
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