[Foundation-l] Following the conventions: seperating Wikisource
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Wed Jun 6 19:43:26 UTC 2007
Indicating what language a text is in using templates is utterly useless
when other uses then reading with eye balls is concerned.
I do agree that small projects are a problem. However your perception of the
problem is a bit narrower than how I see the problem. When you wear all my
hats, you really would want to have one database with a potential to
indicate per article what language the article is in.
On 6/6/07, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:
> 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
> >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
> >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
> >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
> >>>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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