Requests for new languages/Wikipedia British English

British English Wikipedia

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  This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

British English fails the uniqueness criterion for eligibility, namely that it be sufficiently unique that it could not coexist on a more general wiki. British English also does not have the required ISO 639-3 code except as a subset of English, which is covered by the current English Wikipedia. —{admin} Pathoschild 22:11:11, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
Proposal summary
  • Language details: w:British English
  • Editing community: Zalgt (N) (blocked on main wikipedia if that is relevant User:Z (P) User:2004-12-29T22:45Z(NP) (Proposed American English
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There are a number of important differences between American English and British English. The current English Wikipedia is said to be all types of English. To create a British English Wikipedia would be very useful. There are other projects that different versions of the language have a different wiki. I also suggest creating a Canadian English, Australian English, South African English, New Zealand English, and a Irish English Wikipedia

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