Fwd: [Wikipedia-l] Conflict between two Wikipedias

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 18:53:25 UTC 2005

On 4/14/05, Mark Williamson <node.ue at gmail.com> wrote:
> I guess that this is OK.
> But I think that the majority of users of mo.wikipedia will, no matter
> what, always be primarily users of Cyrillic, and I think that it
> should be dominant there until such time as there are more Moldovan
> users there who use Latin, if that is ever the case.
> ...
> And as I noted earlier, conversion between Latin Moldovan and Cyrillic
> Moldovan by computer is not possible or at least not practical (it
> would require neural networking or AI or something)

If the situation is that Moldovans which call their language Romanian
use Latin and Moldovans which call their language Molodvan use
Cyrillic -- then I don't see any problem :) mo: should be Cyrillic and
Moldavian, ro: should be Latin and Romanian.

What are the differences between Latin and Cyrillic Moldovan? I am not
sure that it is not possible to make some kind of not so complicated
program for transliteration.

> By the way, why exactly is it that there are separate Wikipedias for
> Serbian, Croatian, and Bosnian? If everybody worked together, you
> could have a much larger Wikipedia by now - Serbian has over 10k, but
> Croatian is quite large too and Bosnian has over 1000 - imagine if you
> worked together to make one Wikipedia.

Hmmm... Imagine that: When Hungarian say on Hungarian Wikipedia that
Romanian occupied Transilvania and Romaians say on Romanian Wikipedia
that Romanians liberated Transilvania -- there are no a lot of people
who would care about it.

Serbs, Croats and Bosniaks have a lot of such (explicite or potential)
conflicts. A lot of such conflits exist on English Wikipedia. I think
that we would have a lot of troubles if there is one Wikipedia, such
Serbo-Croatian Wikipedia was.

When I finish some work for Serbian Wikipedia, I'll implement it on
Croatian (they agree with that) and Bosnian (I'll ask when I finish
work for sr:). Also, it is possible to make some kind of inteligent
program for "translating" articles in the way
Serbian<->Croatian<->Bosnian. And I'll do that in the future.

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