[Foundation-l] Moving be-x-old.wiki to be-tarask.wiki

Pavał wizardist at ya.ru
Wed Mar 24 14:13:15 UTC 2010

There is a bugzilla ticket[1] being discussed during last three years having no result and minimal attraction from Wikimedia. On March 27, 2007 be.wiki was moved to be-x-old.wiki in a hurry, and there were no ideas why 'be-x-old' while the subtag 'be-tarask' proposed and applied by IANA had existed by 2007.[2]

'be-tarask' code in Language Subtag Registry is commented as "representing Branislau Taraskievic's Belarusian orthography as published in "Bielaruski klasycny pravapis" by Juras Buslakou, Vincuk Viacorka, Zmicier Sanko, and Zmicier Sauka (Vilnia-Miensk 2005)", which Belarusian (Taraškievica) Wikipedia strictly follows.[3]

Our community hereby asks the Foundation about what prevents the Foundation from moving the language section to the right prefix; and if there are no irreconcilable contradictions and the sysops are not too busy/lazy, why not to move the section as described in the bugzilla ticket[1] or the other way?

Regards, User:Wizardist.

[1] https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9823
[2] http://www.iana.org/assignments/language-subtag-registry
[3] http://be-x-old.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%92%D1%96%D0%BA%D1%96%D0%BF%D1%8D%D0%B4%D1%8B%D1%8F:%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%B0%D0%BF%D1%96%D1%81

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