[Wikipedia-l] Re: One Chinese Wikipedia

Mark Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Fri Sep 10 18:49:57 UTC 2004

Answer me this question: Are you a traditional or a simplified user,
primarily? Your e-mail address ends in .cn so I am just assuming you
are primarily a Simplified user, please correct me if I am wrong.

--Jin Junshu/Mark

On Sat, 11 Sep 2004 00:34:40 +0800, yuanml <yuanml at pku.org.cn> wrote:
> Henry H. Tan-Tenn wrote:
> > No technical solution will, of course, address the differences in
> > vocabulary among Taiwan, PRC-Hong Kong, PRC-Mainland (and God forbid,
> > Singapore and PRC-Macau).  The differences are sometimes considerable in
> > certain technical and pop cultural fields, though they should not be
> > exaggerated.
> In fact, some member of the Chinese Wikipedia community, is just working hard to solve
> this problem. We discussed this problem since the beginning of the community.
> I don't think it is a difficult problem, We can introduce new markup to solve it easily.
> Some programmer had setup a Wiki to test this idea, and it was worked,
> please visit http://fengzz.net/wiki/ to try.
> I think it is really important not to split the Chinese Wikipedia community,
> we have the same language, and we needn't to write the same thing twice.
> Automatic conversition between SC and TC is very important for Chinese Wikipedia.
> we have been discussing this problem for a long time. From our discussing, you can see that:
> * CJK Unified Ideographs and CJK Compatibility Ideographs in Unicode chart contains
> about thirty thousand Chinese characters, both simplified and tradational Chinese characters.
> * simplified Chinese are only 2235 frequent characters.
> * most of the 2235 simplified characters can be mapped to the tradational version
> in a one-to-one way.
> * only about 100 simp-trad pairs is not one-to-one.
> In fact completely automatic conversition between SC and TC is really difficult,
> but we can convert the difficult part manually, we can introduce some markup.
> I really want to solve this problem, and I think I have the ability,
> but just now i only have no time. The other difficulty for me is that
> I don't have a thorough understand of the Squid cache.
> I think, to solve this problem, we must design a solution are conformable with the
> url, database and Squid cache requirement. Chinese Wikipedia community had discussed these problems
> for a long time, The real problem so far is that no programmer take the real step.
> I plan th solve it in the next year when I finnished my graduate thesis, if no one take the real step.
> It is very welcome that someone is interesting about the problem and work hard to solve it.
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