User:Dundak/All about the sorbian Wikipedias

What this is all aboutEdit

Sorbian languages in en.wikipedia

Request on MetaEdit

Preliminary workEdit

  • Since mid of june 2005 I worked a little bit in my own private lab on a Main page (User:Dundak/Hłowna strona), and tried to find some fellow contributors on some sorbian websites and forums.
My intention was to start with one Wikipedia in both Upper and Lower Sorbian and to split later to bundle forces, but several users were against this and decided to work on two separate Wikipedias (cf. Special:Undelete/Test-WP/wen and its history), so on
  • December 8, 2005 I launched the Main page in Upper Sorbian [3], predecessor was by an IP, who tried to help a little bit, but the language was almost incomprehensible.
  • December 20, 2005 User:Nepl launched the Lower Sorbian Main page [4]

First articlesEdit

December 2005/January 2006 first contributors showed up: Nepl – a native speaker – and Zak – a native speaker – , we got also help from some Czech speaking contributors like User:Reo On and User:Dezidor - we appreciated this very much!

Bug request on MediazillaEdit

On April 22, 2006 I filed a bug request on Mediazilla [5] asking for the setup of Hsb and Dsb

What I did in the meantimeEdit

Between end of May and August 3, 2006 I worked a lot in Betawiki to translate the Upper Sorbian User interface [6], which took me a lot of time, so I was not able to contribute to the Sorbian Wikipedias.


Lower SorbianEdit

Upper SorbianEdit

Creation of hsb.wikipedia.orgEdit

On October 1, 2006, the Wikipedia in Upper Sorbian finally was created. Lower Sorbian was not, because users voted initially on only one Wikipedia.

Last but not least: The remaining project on IncubatorEdit

Lower Sorbian (all articles)