[Foundation-l] Following the conventions: seperating Wikisource

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 05:57:13 UTC 2007

Only dead languages may have not the vocabulary to create a user interface.
For those languages it does not matter much anyway if there is a UI in that
language. There are no people who rely on a localised UI in order to
understand what is on the webpage.

When there is a need to create a user interface for a project and it takes
original research to create the appropriate localisation, nobody will
complain because it is not Wikipedia or whatever project, it is MediaWiki
development. MediaWiki would not have happened withour original research :)


On 6/8/07, Mohamed Magdy <mohamed.m.k at gmail.com> wrote:
> If Wikisource's community discussed that issue thoroughly and agreed on
> the current way, then I guess its okay.
> When you visit wikisource.org , you don't know that you can add content
> there. perhaps a little highlighting of what is going on the wiki is
> appropriate? also having a multi-lingual main page would be great too
> (introducing Wikisource with many languages)...
> Dovi said that when the portal is on a wiki, it is much faster and
> easier to update..I agree with that..may be all of the other portals
> gets converted to mw installations? but comes the question..'the other
> installations wouldn't have sysops as there are nothing there except the
> main page, how it would be maintained?' a solution may say, make a sysop
> there from each language..
> I am with incubating other languages on wikisource.org (sub-domain or as
> it is now) because as said, some languages will keep incubating till the
> end of time.
> About the language approval and that any new sub-domain created should
> have mw completely localized, may be these unique languages don't have
> enough vocabulary  to translate it? or  don't have that contributors
> willing to create that vocabulary in the said language (yep, original
> research :P)..
> btw I have sent this thread to fndn-l and ws-l but then I noticed that I
> haven't subscribed there ;)
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