[Foundation-l] Language Prevention Committee created

GerardM gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 17:23:28 UTC 2007

You have got it wrong. Two languages that DID not have language files in
MediaWiki. They had a full Wikipedia and now these languages ARE supported
in MediaWiki itself. To get there.. THEY did not have to do anything.. I
have been asking developers for a favour, and I am grateful to Nikerabbit
for the great work he did for me.

On 3/27/07, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/3/27, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> > The result would be like it was before that an increasing number of
> > projects
> > are not supported with a language message file. There are two parts to
> > this
> > problem; MediaWiki is not only used by Wikipedia and MediaWiki is not
> only
> > used by the Wikimedia Foundation. Creating a message file for a language
> > is
> > a job that does not take long. It needs doing.
> But does it need doing before anything else is done?  If people are happy
> to
> work in a strange interface, why not let them? And if they HAVE made an
> interface, as you say 2 languages have already been bullied by you into
> doing, then why not simply use that? All it takes is someone with SVN
> access
> to upload it, no?
> Once a new project IS started, a message file HAS to be created. The
> > difference is that the moment when the message file is created is moved
> > forward. The difference is that a new language has to be supported like
> > any
> > other language. It is not acceptable that new languages are getting a
> > substandard service.
> Apparently it is more acceptable to you to not give it any service at
> all....
> Every language is to be treated equal; at this moment some languages are
> > more equal then others.
> And I don't see how you are improving on this situation by not allowing
> the
> languages a place in Wikipedia at all.
> --
> Andre Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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