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Michael Everson everson at
Sat Mar 31 01:33:20 CEST 2007


Could you summarize this more clearly? There are too may "this 
orthography"s here and I am not sure what you are saying.

At 01:28 +0200 2007-03-31, GerardM wrote:
>On the Wikimedia Foundation there has been an extended politically 
>oriented struggle where the proponents of this "orthography" 
>prevented the official Belarus orthography from being used. This 
>resulted in a request to get a new project for the official Belarus 
>The Wikimedia Foundation language committee was asked to deal with 
>this. This resulted in the renaming of what used to be the 
><> to 
><> The 
>official orthography was given the 
><> domain.
>Based on the information that was in front of us, we did not request 
>a tag for this orthography because the original orthography that was 
>in use has to have been infused with many new words in order to be 
>usable in a modern setting. Also the information we had suggested 
>that this "orthography" is a recent invention that is politically 
>motivated. The notion that this is reflecting a historic orthography 
>is imho a wrong.
>Given that the differences between the two orthographies are minor; 
>less than the differences between British and American English, the 
>language committee wants the two groups to work together in one 
>project. This would prevent two biased projects. An other argument 
>to deny a separate project is that the allocation of languages is 
>done based on ISO-639 codes. This requested code does not qualify.
>       Gerard
>On 3/31/07, Michael Everson 
><<mailto:everson at>everson at> wrote:
>Is there another orthography of Belarusian that we need to know about
>in order to evaluate this?
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