In fact, Moldovan/Romanian Cyrillic is still used as a language of education for approximately 1/3 of the students in the Transnistria region. Although in adulthood they tend to use Russian as a primary language, this shouldn't influence how we treat their native variety, given that we respect eg. Asturian even though most Asturian speakers use Castillian Spanish as their primary language. In particular, having access to information in the language of their education can be helpful for students conducting school projects. I understand that the Wikipedia was locked and ultimately deleted for political reasons, and a ro-cyrl was not allowed to be created in the incubator, thus effectively meaning that there is, for political reasons, no space whatsoever for Cyrillic content in Moldovan/Romanian in Wikipedia projects, but I do think the labels are important to retain.
2018-02-12 8:41 GMT-07:00 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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