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Bug 4793 - Change xml:lang and lang from "gem-alsatian" to "gsw" for the Alemannic Wikipedia, etc.
Change xml:lang and lang from "gem-alsatian" to "gsw" for the Alemannic Wikip...
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Low minor with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://als.wikipedia.org/
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Blocks: wikis-to-rename
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Reported: 2006-01-29 22:34 UTC by Melancholie
Modified: 2009-07-29 19:29 UTC (History)
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Description Melancholie 2006-01-29 22:34:03 UTC
Since October 2005 there is a ISO 639-2 code for the alemannic 
language (~"Swiss German"); [gsw]. See:
http://www.loc.gov/standards/iso639-2/codechanges.html

Thus, there could be changed [xml:lang="gem-alsatian"] to 
[xml:lang="gsw"], and [lang="gem-alsatian"] to [lang="gsw"] in 
the html line:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="gem-
alsatian" lang="gem-alsatian" dir="ltr">

Best regards, Melancholie
Comment 1 Melancholie 2006-01-29 22:38:15 UTC
P.S.: Of course this should be done for Wiktionary, 
Wikibooks and Wikiquote, too. So, every wiki with the 
code [als].
Comment 2 Melancholie 2006-01-29 22:48:58 UTC
The code [gsw] will also be the future ISO 639-3 code, 
by the way.

See:
http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=gsw
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-02-24 00:26:52 UTC
Done.

We should probably rename them also (providing redirects) though.
Comment 4 Melancholie 2006-02-24 14:19:09 UTC
Hmm, I think that "Alemannic" will probably get its language family code with [[ISO 
639-5]]!
See http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=92157 for the language family 
tree. But [gsw] is the very most widespread alemannic "language" (actually 
"Alemannic" is the language, and Schwyzerdütsch [gsw] is "just" a dialect of it, 
but when they at SIL say so,...); this means, that we maybe should wait until [[ISO 
 639-5]] is out.
Comment 5 Gerard Meijssen 2008-04-21 20:43:14 UTC
Hoi,
The ISO-639-5 codes are not what the language committee accepts. We work with what is available and gsw is infinitely more suitable then als.
Thanks,
    GerardM
Comment 6 Melancholie 2008-04-21 22:38:32 UTC
The [[ISO 639-5]] is under publication, now! See http://www.iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/catalogue_detail.htm?csnumber=39536
Let's wait and see if there is a code that may fit better for the pluricentric/pluralistic Alemannic WP than "gsw" [gsw belongs to only *one* of the Alemannic variants]. If there is no better code available then, we still can move everything to gsw!

By the way: Nobody is requesting (nor will do, probably) *another* Wikipedia for Tosk Albanian at the moment, as there already is one (http://sq.wikipedia.org/ ;-) Standard Albanian is more or less the same as Tosk Albanian (respectively sq is based on als), see [[de:Toskisch]].
Comment 7 Melancholie 2009-07-29 19:29:34 UTC
May also block tracking bug 19986, per comment #3 and following ones.

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