[Foundation-l] Fwd: Pt-Portuguese Wikipedia

David Goodman dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 16:58:36 UTC 2010

If I understand the page in the ptWP correctly, they do not have the
equivalent of the enWP rule that topics special to the UK, such as the
article on London,  are writing in the UK version of English, and
those special to the US, like the article on New York City , are
written in the American version of English (and analogously for
Australian, Canadian, etc.). They do have the rule that if an article
is started in one version it must be continued in that version--which
in the enWP is supposed to be applied only to topics not special to
one or another national version.

Have they considered it? It certainly simplifies things in the enWP,
at least for those who can easily switch between the forms.

David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.

On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 9:20 AM, Sir Lestaty de Lioncourt
<wikimedia.lestaty at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello Milos,
> The languages pt-pt and pt-br, they do not have a significant difference
> (pt-pt in general have a C in the words and pt-br no, among other things not
> very important).
> The Portuguese Wikipedia have many internal problems and this is the reality
> for people always request a new wiki (See on MetaWiki, we have a lot of
> requests for a new Portuguese Wikipedia.).
> A many time ago the language difference really was problem, now this is not
> more a problem. (See: <
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Language_Orthographic_Agreement_of_1990>).
> I think the best option is the people from Portuguese Wikipedia make a
> resolution of your problems, but a new wiki dont is a solution for this.
> Tonight I talked with people of both countries, and they do not agree with
> the separation, perhaps this is a wish of a single person.
> Best regards
> Lestaty de Lioncourt
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