[Foundation-l] Following the conventions: seperating Wikisource

Yann Forget yann at forget-me.net
Wed Jun 6 14:45:41 UTC 2007

GerardM a écrit :
> Hoi,
> When you look at the details for the HTML it will tell you that the language
> is English. It is obviously not. Technically all content in
> Wikisource.orgthat is not English should be marked for the language
> that it is.
> Having content marked English while it is in actual fact not English means
> that the meta-data of the page is wrong. Having multiple languages within
> the same MediaWiki database is technically a disaster. It is not marked in
> any way what language it is. This is in and of itself bad.

Ok, I see what you mean, what you exaggerate greatly the importance of
that, especially because Google doesn't know any Indian language, nor
any dead language. It doesn't do any difference between old Greek and
modern Greek, doesn't know Belarussian nor Kazakh (close to Russian),
doesn't know Urdu not Kurdi, etc.

The only really useful cases are when the same word exists in different
languages. Most of these cases are for languages separate in subdomains.
For the other possibilities, there is little risk to confuse Sanskrit
and Armenian, for example.

For the rest, searching for example for ईशावास्‍य उपनिषद् works fairly
well, it even gives Wikisource as the first answer. ;o)



PS: As JHS, told me, need to add — lang="sa" xml:lang="sa" — to each
page. That could easily be done with a bot.

> Thanks,
>     GerardM
> On 6/6/07, Yann Forget <yann at forget-me.net> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> GerardM a écrit :
>>> Hoi,
>>> 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.orgthat
>>> is NOT English is not coded correctly in the first place.
>>> Thanks,
>>>      GerardM
>> I don't understand what you want to do here.
>> Which code are you talking about?
>> What can you do about the coding of this?
>> http://wikisource.org/wiki/%E0%A4%88%E0%A4%B6%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B8%E0%A5%8D%E2%80%8D%E0%A4%AF_%E0%A4%89%E0%A4%AA%E0%A4%A8%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%B7%E0%A4%A6%E0%A5%8D
>> or this?
>> http://wikisource.org/wiki/%D4%B1%D4%BC%D4%BC%D4%B1%D5%80%D4%BB%D5%91_%D5%82%D5%90%D4%BF%D5%8E%D4%B1%D4%BE
>> Regards,
>> Yann

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