User:C.R./Demanding the opening of a minority language edition when it risks to be trapped into a bigger fish
The following text should have appeared in the following mailing list Langcom. 2015-September:
Thanks for your message,
I have seen the mail from August and I think we have already given the rationale within this update.
As a language oriented project (all the wikisources are), we want to give full support to our language. That's why we were:
- continuously working in localisation (this month a bit faster):
- In eleven years of other foo.source projects nobody else than the nap.source backers took care of localisation for this language;
- providing support in our language:
- I don't think I can change it.source + templates + documentation, to my language, and I am not interested in producing faulty documentation in italian. I imagine the italian community is not interested in somebody writing their templates and docs in neapolitan or in faulty italian.
- I don't think it.source agrees to have 24h-365d contents fully in neapolitan in their main page and community. Other languages of Italy (vec, ca, la, de, el) were not excluded from the process.
- If somebody of our visitors/contributors does not speak italian he or she will be excluded
- It leaves open path for cross-source-translations (future)
- Still we need a common.css/js different for our locale
- effective working in neapolitan language, in contraposition to the collect-everything approach of it.source:
- In 11 years of it.wikisource this is the result: https://tools.wmflabs.org/meta/catanalysis/?title=Testi_in_napoletano&cat=1&wiki=itwikisource
- I know there is a bit more, but nobody took care of classificating it properly.
I don't think this can be achieved in any other foo.source projects alone, so the need is there.
If we add the reason given by Gerard: neapolitan-language speakers are not second class citizens, and so: We have preferred to work under the mul.wikisource umbrella until we are ready for the jump, just to make the things right.
and thanks for including me,