User talk:Gifnk dlm 2020

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"it’s written in Wp/enm:"This test has a valid language code, but note that it is an extinct, historical or ancient language so it will be hard to get a Wikimedia project.""?[edit source]

Hello, in I:RFD, you said so. I wonder if your programming level is good or not, this sentence isn't really written in that test project, but within Template:Test wiki/core. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 00:50, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

I know programming and of course it’s written in a template since if you enter other test wikis in ancient languages you see the same template, but I think you get what I meant to say. If you enter any of those test wikis, you see text that says that it will be hard to get a wikimedia project, hard but not impossible. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 08:42, 30 January 2021 (UTC)

Categories[edit source]

Hi. I see that you haven't added categories to any of your pages. Make sure to add them when you make new pages. Thanks! --CanadianToast (talk) 19:11, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

Sortkeys[edit source]

Hello, I saw your thanks; would you like me do add the sortkeys to all Middle English Wikipedia articles? Also, do you think it is better to use DEFAULTSORT or by-category sortkeys? 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 16:18, 8 March 2021 (UTC)

@1234qwer1234qwer4, I would greatly appreciate it if you added sort keys to all the articles! About the sorting, I always prefer typing the sort keys together with the category. The default sort template unfortunately doesn’t exist in Middle English Wikipedia but you can ask an admin to import it. Currently we only have 4 categories but when we have more it will be very useful. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 17:24, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
Okay, I'll try to add it everywhere. DEFAULTSORT is not a template by the way, it is a magic word and therefore available everywhere. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 17:44, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@1234qwer1234qwer4, great! That way it will also be easier to change it in case the page get moved. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 18:35, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
So, I've done the articles that are in topic categories. The ones in Category:Wp/enm sorted under "W", except for those that start with W, are not categorised in any other way. While I am at it, I think it would make sense to expand the category system a bit. Is Category:Wp/enm/Peeple correct Middle English? 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 19:18, 8 March 2021 (UTC)
@1234qwer1234qwer4, wow I’m impressed! I have checked in this Middle English dictionary and peeple is correct Middle English. It’s important to remember that Middle English didn’t have a universal spelling - it had many dialects and many correct ways to spell. It’s impossible to memorize all of them, so I recommend checking in this dictionary and in wikitionary when uncertain. In the Middle English dictionary that I linked you can see quotations to make sure your grammar is correct and also to check which spelling you want to use. The form pepul is also correct apparently. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 13:57, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
I've created the category (as well as some others). For people, I followed the convention to use "Family name, first name" as the DEFAULTSORT. To the remaining articles, I think just adding the DEFAULTSORT is enough for now. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 15:38, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
@1234qwer1234qwer4, thank you very much! -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 15:45, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, I think. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 15:54, 9 March 2021 (UTC)

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Hello @Gifnk dlm 2020:! I created an svg logo for the Middle English wikipedia. Hope you find it useful! --PastelKos (talk) 16:21, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

@PastelKos: thank you very much! Do you think thta it should be used in the main page instead of having the text as text? -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 17:06, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
@Gifnk dlm 2020: whatever you want! Keep in mind though that the wiki logos use a different font to the one in the main page. --PastelKos (talk) 17:10, 26 May 2021 (UTC)
@PastelKos: thank you very much! I used it. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 20:31, 26 May 2021 (UTC)

Any suggestion[edit source]

Hello Gifnk dlm! I want a suggestion from you! Meitei (Manipuri) language is soon to be approved by Google Translate. It is currently under beta version. But to my surprise, GT is using Bengali script (bn) instead of Meitei script (mni). On the other hand, all the Manipuri sentences in every possible Wikimedia sister projects use Meitei script. What best can we do as Wikimedians, from our side? If things go on like letting it go as it is, then it will really break the interest of all the participants in mni wikipedia, mni wiktionary, omp incubator, & even some mni contributors in Commons & wikidata! Haoreima (talk) 09:57, 25 August 2021 (UTC)

@Haoreima:, I see what you mean. That sure is a problem. You might want to check Ladino Wikipedia (also known as Judaeo-Spanish Wikipedia). The langage can be written in both Hebrew and Latin script and the wiki though if I’m not mistaken they just created to pages for every article. Another good example is Old English Wikipedia which if you are in the desktop view, you can toggle between Latin script and runes which is really cool and if you look on the URL, it’s the same article. Though I’m not sure how it’s done nor if it will work for Meitei. Can any letter or combination of letters in Meitei script be converted to a letter or a combination in Bengali script? If yes, then I would be looking in that direction. BTW, can Ancient Meitei be written in both scripts or only in Meitei script? -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 13:37, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Actually we don't want to do that! Meitei script and Bengali script are both abugidas but are independent from each other. In mni wikipedia, you may see only Meitei script is engaged and sometimes to denote Bengali words template "lang-bn" is used. And for Ancient Manipuri, Meitei script should only be used. Haoreima (talk) 13:56, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
This may be useful too - See Haoreima (talk) 13:57, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
And please read this:- Here I need your suggestions! Haoreima (talk) 13:58, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Haoreima: I see. To begin, I’m really happy for you that you that your native alphabet is being revived. Unfortunately, I don’t see anything that can be done other than contacting google which I see as already been done/is in progress. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 16:37, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Can you tell me how to translate Commons' main page into mni? I want to do translations of all the possible important pages of Commons and meta wiki into mni! Haoreima (talk) 18:51, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Haoreima:, I wish I could help you. I tried to translate some words for Middle English Wikipedia but never really understood how it works. I only understand that it uses some “wikitranslate” and that the accounts in this wiki are separate from Wikimedia accounts. I suggest you consult Commons:Village pump. If you don’t get a reply you can try to ping a commons admin. PS I’m also interested to know how the translation works. -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 19:28, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
Do you mean that if I get reply from the experts of Commons, shall I inform you too? Is that what you mean? Haoreima (talk) 19:43, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
@Haoreima:, yes I would greatly appreciate it if you informed me. Thanks in advance, -Gifnk dlm 2020 (talk) 20:10, 25 August 2021 (UTC)
I got some information, and sorry for telling you one day lately, here it is. Haoreima (talk) 14:04, 29 August 2021 (UTC)

Need quick conversation[edit source]

Is there a way I can contact you that is not over public pages? --JimKillock (talk) 13:41, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

@JimKillock, I have told in English Wikipedia my reddit account. It’s TopUser123. You can dm me there. -Gifnk dlm 2020 If only Middle English Wikipedia could be saved(talk) 16:16, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

Please tell me[edit source]

Hello dear! Please could you explain me what this is? I don't find middle English and old Manipuri (omp)! Haoreima (talk) 11:11, 18 September 2021 (UTC)

I assume these are only the wikis that have their own subdomain. 1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk) 11:26, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
@Haoreima:, I agree with @1234qwer1234qwer4:‘s theory. However you con try contacting @JimKillock: who created the page. -Gifnk dlm 2020 If only Middle English Wikipedia could be saved(talk) 11:48, 18 September 2021 (UTC)
Btw, I saw that the circumstance is changing from general ancient languages to classical languages specifically. In that case, are you satisfied with the proposal? Haoreima (talk) 08:35, 19 September 2021 (UTC)