[Foundation-l] Fwd: Pt-Portuguese Wikipedia

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 08:35:21 UTC 2010

Having two wikipedias for the same language is not allowed within the rules
of the language policy. The premise that an article on the
pt.wikipedia.orgis in Portuguese Portuguese is a fallacy. It would be
the same as stating
that every article on the English language Wikipedia is in American English.
It is not.

Milos in his reply is looking for a way out of this conundrum by technical
means; effectively a tool that translates from one form of Portuguese into
the other. Such a solution is for instance in use at the Serbian Wikipedia
where the language is transliterated from Cyrillic into Latin script and the
other way around.

On 22 March 2010 09:13, oscar <oscar at wikimedia.org> wrote:

> it the two are mixed, how to know which one to split off?
> one can also consider to rename the domain and split of portuguese
> portuguese with a separate project to be started from scratch.
> in other words: to decide which (sub)community has to start all over is not
> an easy decision.
> very best,
> oscar
> --
> *edito ergo sum*
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