https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=26725

           Summary: Renaming the Aramaic (arc) Wikipedia to the Syriac
                    (syc) Wikipedia
           Product: Wikimedia
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://www.arc.wikipedia.org
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: shell
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: Normal
         Component: Language setup
        AssignedTo: wikibugs-l@lists.wikimedia.org
        ReportedBy: sume...@hotmail.com


Wikipedia has many projects under several languages. These languages are linked
to ISO-codes (International Organisation for Standardization). "Our" wikipedia
works under the name of Aramaic, and the ISO code of arc. According to ISO,
this arc is the official Aramaic from 700 till 300 BC. Since we all contribute
in one specific Aramaic dialect thats suits both Western and Eastern Syriac
speakers, that is Classical Syriac, the name of the Aramaic Wikipedia must be
changed to the more proper name the Syriac Wikipedia. By also changing the name
and code (from arc to syc), we will match the ISO code that is given to this
specific Aramaic dialect (syc stands for Classical Syriac). 

Here is the link where the community gave its approval for renaming the wiki:
http://arc.wikipedia.org/wiki/%DC%A1%DC%A1%DC%A0%DC%A0%DC%90:%DC%A6%DC%90%DC%AC%DC%90_%DC%AA%DC%9D%DC%AB%DC%9D%DC%AC%DC%90#Renaming_the_Aramaic_.28arc.29_Wikipedia_to_the_Syriac_.28syc.29_Wikipedia

I've also contacted GerardM of the WMF about this matter. I quote GerardM: "My
impression of all this is that it is best to rename the Aramaic Wikipedia and
call it the Syriac Wikipedia and syc.wikipedia.org. The language policy of the
WMF allows in my opinion for such exceptions."

Thank you in advance.

User Michaelovic
administrator (current) Aramaic Wikipedia

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