[Foundation-l] Language Prevention Committee created
gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 09:56:09 UTC 2007
The reason why they did not have translated interfaces is because nobody
bothered to set up the message files. The accepted policy of the language
committee requires them.
Please set up these message files so that we can move from here.
On 3/27/07, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, most of the more successful recently-created Wikis did not have
> translated interfaces until they left the incubator, by which point
> some of them were already relatively large.
> On 27/03/07, Brianna Laugher <brianna.laugher at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 27/03/07, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 2007/3/27, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org>:
> > >
> > > > As far as Gerard and I have talked about this issue and I understand
> > > > it, it seems like a sensible policy to me. If you want a new
> > > > it should not be that difficult to at least prepare the groundwork
> > > > MediaWiki localization before you start. If you cannot even get that
> > > > organized, how are you ever going to write a useful encyclopedia?
> > > >
> > >
> > > What if your interest is in writing an encyclopedia, and not in
> > > software? If you have 10 people happily writing articles, but none of
> > > having interest in going through all 200+ MediaWiki-pages, does that
> > > that it can never be an encyclopedia?
> > Exactly. There is a lot of crud in the MediaWiki messages. Even when
> > you start a new wiki in English, how many people go through the
> > messages to localise them and create all the referenced pages such as
> > Project:About? (I sure don't.) As opposed to, how many dive into the
> > exciting project of content creation?
> > Why is localisation so important? The messages will be translated as
> > the wiki progresses. I am not convinced that localisation before
> > launch is more likely to ensure a successful project. Is there some
> > research or some cases that show this?
> > regards,
> > Brianna
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