[Wikipedia-l] Re: One Chinese Wikipedia

Stirling Newberry stirling.newberry at xigenics.net
Fri Sep 10 20:58:39 UTC 2004

On Sep 10, 2004, at 4:36 PM, yuanml wrote:
> Yes, if you setup zh-tw, people will go there and write articles.
> But the split of the community will only weaken the growth of the 
> small project
> and bring more difficult in the future. Suppose two project zh-cn and 
> zh-tw now,
> and someday we want to synchronize them, and you will find it is very 
> difficult.
> Yes, if you don’t want synchronize the two, there is no problem.

This is not the case - the two writing systems in the same documents do 
cause problems - merely different problems. The advantage of a 
technical fix to the character problem to have one version is that the 
problems don't grow with time, where as diverged versions do. The 
problem set of making two characters sets work isn't a fast moving 
target, where as keeping up with two sets of wikipedians is.

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