[Foundation-l] Ancient Greek Wikipedia, possible reconsideration
pharosofalexandria at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 07:14:00 UTC 2008
On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Gerard Meijssen
<gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> The policy warts and all is clearly beneficial. We are discussing a corner
> case, this is how to deal with reconstructed languages. One of the things
> that we have is time. There is time to get a code for a reconstructed
> language, there is no urgency.
The English Wikipedia has been built in 7 years. Just 7 years, and
look at all that has been accomplished.
Despite some vague conversation you report here, I see no sign of
likelihood at all that the ISO is going to open up to your
unprecedented requirement of a unique "reconstructed" code, a
requirement that only you among the people in this discussion seem to
consider significant. And if it ever were implemented in the medium
term, it might be on a one-time basis for Greek, while not addressing
the larger issue.
Which does not mean that we couldn't move over to a "reconstructed"
code later if one was ever implemented.
But I assert that there -is- an urgency now. Waiting 10 years should
not be an option. We would lose -far- too many good
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