[Foundation-l] Reconsidering the policy "one language - one Wikipedia"

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 24 16:23:44 UTC 2010

A great idea, but let us not forget: بسيط  պարզ  უბრალო  פשוט  簡単な 간 단한
прост  简单 łatwy  எளிய  సరళమైన  ง่าย  or mộc mạc. We could even be bold and
have a complete URL in the scripts of these languages.. I have been in
favour for us to research this for a long time..

When you are going to consider simple Wikipedias for all languages, please
also consider how we will deal with different orthographies.. A child of 10
speaking Portuguese will have considerably more problems reading either the
South American or the European variant. Once we can have a simple project in
both orthographies, what is the rationale for denying a full Wikipedia?

On 24 June 2010 17:37, Andrew Gray <andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk> wrote:

> On 24 June 2010 15:52, Pharos <pharosofalexandria at gmail.com> wrote:
> > What about wikipediajr.org ?
> >
> > And so we would have en.wikipediajr.org, fr.wikipediajr.org etc.
> Or even just a modifier -
> jr.en.wikipedia.org
> jr.de.wikipedia.org
> ...to which we could also alias "simple", "kinder", etc etc.
> This helps emphasise the distinction between languages and
> subsets-of-languages, and also means we can be more fluid about the
> "simple"/"for children" presentation on a project-by-project basis.
> --
> - Andrew Gray
>  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
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