[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Primary account for single userlogin

Henning Schlottmann h.schlottmann at gmx.net
Tue Apr 8 12:48:01 UTC 2008

Brian McNeil wrote:
> It would be frightfully rude to exclude usernames just because you can't
> read them. Dare I say, part of the Anglocentric bias we are supposed to
> strive to avoid?

I is not the question, whether it is perceived as rude by some. 
Intelligibility of Chinese, Arabic Devanagari, Thai characters or 
whatever is a fact in most projects and it is high time to address it. 
By now I found the talk page and archives of [[:en:WP:U]]. There the 
question was raised several times but always chocked off by citing meta 
and claiming the foundation had said so and it was Force Majeure, that 
SUL would come and it would mean non-latin user names.

Has there ever been a discussion if SUL really is the answer to any real 
problem and if this had to mean non-latin user names on projects based 
on latin languages?

Ciao Henning

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