[Foundation-l] [Wikitech-l] Primary account for single user login

Simetrical Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 14:00:06 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 9:41 AM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>  It supports custom rule sets, and Wikipedians may some day submit such a
>  rule set that can transliterate Japanese and Korean names.

Surely the issue with Japanese and Korean is that they use the same
code points as Chinese.  The character 日 is transliterated "hi" in
Japanese, but "rì" in Chinese, in each case meaning "day".  It can't
possibly guess which one to translate to, so presumably it must choose
one of them arbitrarily.  A custom rule set won't help that.  Of
course, in some cases it's presumably not ambiguous whether a string
is Chinese/Japanese/Korean; in those cases it could hypothetically
make a guess and follow it consistently, which apparently it doesn't
(someone gave an example above of something that was transliterated
partly to romaji and partly to pinyin).

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