Indeed. This is truly a remarkable effort. Congratulations.

On Sat, Feb 3, 2018 at 6:00 PM Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijs...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hoi,
> If anything it is proof that a quality standard allows for change.
>
> In Michael Everson, a member of the standards world, we have someone who
> was asked to become a member of the Wikimedia language committee. Over the
> years he has provided us with several important services. This is only one.
>
> Once we had a really strong team of people who were at the forefront of
> language technology. There is no longer the same attention for  supporting
> languages and the scripts used by languages. What is done at this time by
> people like Santosh is done in their spare time. We could do more and we
> don't. We do not support the SignWriting font even though it will support
> all sign languages.
>
> Yes, congratulations are due to Michael, to ISO, to the people who took
> their time to champion the Western Armenian language and indeed, the result
> is wonderful.
> Thanks,
>       GerardM
>
> On 1 February 2018 at 18:23, Alphos OGame <alphos.og...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > That's fantastic !
> >
> > Proof, if it was ever needed, that the Wikimedia movement can have an
> > effect on the "outside world" other than collecting and providing
> > information ; Wikimedia Armenia actually took the leading part in
> bettering
> > an international standard !
> >
> > My most heartfelt congratulations :-)
> >
> > Alphos
> >
> >
> > > Le 1 févr. 2018 à 00:00, Delphine Ménard <dmen...@wikimedia.org> a
> > écrit :
> > >
> > > Congratulations to Wikimedia Armenia for those truly great efforts!
> > >
> > > best,
> > >
> > > Delphine
> > >
> > > 2018-01-31 11:39 GMT+01:00 David Saroyan <saroyanda...@wikimedia.am>:
> > >
> > >> Dear all,
> > >>
> > >> I'm pleased to announce that the efforts of Wikimedia Armenia to get
> > >> separate ISO 639-3 language code for Western Armenian [1] were finally
> > >> succeeded. SIL International, the ISO 639-3 Registration Authority,
> > decided
> > >> to create the code element [hyw] for Western Armenian. [2]
> > >>
> > >> We initiated this process three years ago when we started the
> > collaboration
> > >> with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation [3] in order to foster and
> > improve
> > >> free content in Western Armenian. This resulted in "Western Armenian
> > >> project" where Wikimedia Armenia through different events and
> activities
> > >> started to disseminate and support the creation of Western Armenian
> > content
> > >> with the help of local and diasporan Western Armenian community
> members.
> > >>
> > >> From the launch of the "Western Armenian project" we were challenged
> > with
> > >> the problem that Western Armenian has no ISO 639-3 language code which
> > did
> > >> not allow the community to split Western Armenian content into a
> > separate
> > >> language Wikipedia. This problem made lots of  trouble for us, as
> > hy.wiki
> > >> often had two versions of the same page.
> > >>
> > >> Wikimedia Armenia with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation eventually
> > decided to
> > >> apply for code split. [4] This was done mainly with the help of
> Michael
> > >> Everson. [5] Besides WM AM and Armenian Communities Department of
> > Calouste
> > >> Gulbenkian foundation there were also other parties involved, such as
> > the
> > >> department of Armenian Studies of the Institut National des Langues et
> > >> Civilisations Orientales, Paris and other academic institutions.
> > >>
> > >> Today is a special day for Wikimedia Armenia and Western Armenian
> > speaking
> > >> community as our proposal was accepted. Thanks all Wikimedians who
> > >> supported us in this work.
> > >>
> > >> Best,
> > >> Davit Saroyan
> > >> Program Manager
> > >> Wikimedia Armenia
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> 1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Armenian
> > >> 2.
> > >> http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/cr_files/PastComments/CR_
> > >> Comments_2017-023.pdf
> > >> 3. https://gulbenkian.pt/en/
> > >> 4. http://www-01.sil.org/iso639-3/cr_files/2017-023.pdf
> > >> 5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Everson
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