[Foundation-l] Following the conventions: seperating Wikisource

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Wed Jun 6 17:58:42 UTC 2007

Though the language for the Devanagari script article was not specified, 
the other example was marked [[Category:Armenian]].  Establishing the 
proper ISO code used to refer to a language is not the sort of thing 
that needs to be discussed by a committee.  Standards already exist.  
Any single committee member should be able to provide that information 
on request, and probably within 24 hours.

In any case I think that the "technical disaster" of having wrongfully 
coded small corpus languages is less troubling than the real disaster of 
small databases that retain long term vandalism because nobody ever 
looks there. 


GerardM wrote:

>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.
>    GerardM
>On 6/6/07, Yann Forget wrote:
>>GerardM a écrit :
>>>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.
>>>     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?
>>or this?

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