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Azerbaijani (other alphabets) WikipediasEdit

main page Requests for new languages (Wikipedia Azerbaijani (other alphabets))
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The closing committee member provided the following comment:

This discussion was created before the implementation of the Language proposal policy, and it is incompatible with the policy. Please open a new proposal in the format this page has been converted to (see the instructions). Do not copy discussion wholesale, although you are free to link to it or summarise it (feel free to copy your own comments over). —{admin} Pathoschild 01:03:59, 18 March 2007 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Azerbaijani in Cyrillic, Arabic, and Latin alphabets (az-arab, az-cyrl, az-latn ISO 639-3)
  • Editing community: NazismIsntCool (P)
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: —
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  • Comments:
    • We already have a WP in Azerbaijani, but there are two other scripts widely in use: Azerbaijani speakers in Iran have always used the en:Arabic alphabet, and even in Azerbaijan, the en:Cyrillic alphabet is still used. NazismIsntCool 05:40, 26 May 2005 (UTC)
      • Is there any support for one of these, as far as you know, on the current Latin script Azerbaijani Wikipedia? Caesarion 10:42, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
        • There is no community there. It's almost completely empty. The script thing is almost a non-issue -- a non-issue for a non-wikipedia. --Node ue 16:49, 17 Jun 2005 (UTC)
          • The script issue could be one reason that the community is almost completely empty. At least NazismIsntCool stepped in. Scott Gall 22:57, 14 July 2005 (UTC)
        • We will be using separate subdomains, one WP never hosts another. Scott Gall 12:47, 28 May 2005 (UTC)
          • I didn't mean that. I meant: are there users on the current Latin script az: wiki who would like to contribute to any of these two proposed Wikipedias? Caesarion 11:24, 29 May 2005 (UTC)
            • I think that the people using Latin script wouldn't be familiar with a change in script, but having Arabic and Cyrillic scripts will give the Azerbaijani language (as a whole) a larger fanbase. But I think some of the people using Latin script might like to use Cyrillic script. Scott Gall 08:45, 1 Jun 2005 (UTC)
    • (Oppose.) I'd regard the script issue not as a reason to create two new wikipedias, but as something requiring a solution by different means: providing some good recoding facilities (helping both readers and writers to use various scripts) at the corresponding language's wikipedia ([[:az:|Azerbaijani wikipedia], in this case, but also Tatar, Serbo-Croatian are probably good examples of this issue). Otherwise the efforts of creating the wikipedia in a single language would be divided between 3 projects. :-( --Imz 21:17, 21 October 2005 (UTC)
    • az was created for many month. It is not for Azerbaijani in all scripts? (28 May 2005)