Hi Amir, I had the same question: are we losing information be deleting labels? (or maybe more precisely, what information are you losing?) I'm not sure of the answer but here an important fact: Moldovan is supposed to be in Cyrillic but a lot of label in "mo" are not in Cyrillic (especially for human beings).
Moving them to an other code label seems a good idea, I'll leave the decision to linguists but ro-Cyrl sounds interesting. Moving them to a property is a bad idea, that's not the way to do it on Wikidata (and property with text values still need an ISO code). Cdlt, ~nicolas 2018-02-12 16:41 GMT+01:00 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il>: > Now that I think of it a bit more, perhaps we shouldn't rush with deleting > labels. > > Moldovan in the Cyrillic alphabet is not used much now, and "mo" is a > retired language code, but while Moldova was in the Soviet Union, this > language was the language of education, press, literature, TV, and other > media for over a million people. So, it's valuable to have structured > documentation about how are names of cities and villages in Moldova, names > of Moldovan people, and a lot of other relevant things are written in this > language. > > I'm not sure that a label under the retired "mo" code is the right way to > do it. Perhaps we could have labels in ro-cyrillic, and perhaps we could > have this data as Wikidata property values rather than labels. I'm not that > much of an expert in Wikidata to make this decision. But simply deleting > labels without at least a bit of extra thought is probably not the right > thing to do. > > > -- > Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי > http://aharoni.wordpress.com > “We're living in pieces, > I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore > > 2018-02-09 16:51 GMT+02:00 Amir E. Aharoni <amir.ahar...@mail.huji.ac.il>: > >> Hi, >> >> So now the Moldovan Wikipedia (mo) is deleted ( >> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_closing_projec >> ts/Deletion_of_Moldovan_Wikipedia_2 ). >> >> But there are still a few sitelinks on Wikidata to this wiki, e.g.: >> * https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q5296 >> * https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q21197 >> * https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q217 >> >> There may be more. >> >> I guess that they should be deleted. All the labels of items and >> properties in this language should also be removed. It must be made >> impossible to add new ones. The raionale is that the language code is not >> valid. >> >> I proposed this here, but didn't get any replies yet: >> https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Delete_a_wiki >> >> Does everybody in the Langcom agree? If nobody objects, I'll make a >> technical proposal in Phabricator in a week. >> >> -- >> Amir Elisha Aharoni · אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי >> http://aharoni.wordpress.com >> “We're living in pieces, >> I want to live in peace.” – T. Moore >> > > _______________________________________________ > Langcom mailing list > Langcom@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/langcom > >
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