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Please contribute to the test project on Incubator. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 14:09, 24 October 2018 (UTC)
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Brazilian Sign Language has 3 million native signers and an extensive education system for the deaf. SignWriting is used throughout Brazil and continues to expand. I propose we create a Wikipedia for Brazilian Sign Language using SignWriting.
Adam Frost is currently in Brazil teaching a classroom of 40 students. He will be teaching about sign language Wikipedias, the MediaWiki software, and the Wikimedia organization. We have the test project started on Incubator (BZS). This training is happening in one school out of 20 schools that are interested in a Wikipedia for Brazilian Sign Language in SignWriting. -Slevinski (talk) 14:59, 24 July 2018 (UTC)
Support Brazilian Sign language has over 20 times the number of native signers compared to ASL. I predict that the Brazilian Sign Language Wikipedias will soon surpass the ASL Wikipedia in size and quality. -Slevinski (talk) 21:44, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
No Wikipedias in sign languages please. Sign languages are designed to be signed and are ill-suited to be written down. Moreover, you can't make databases in it and you can't make wiki links. Imo, a much better idea would be to translate existing Portuguese Wikipedia articles into BSL and upload a video to the article. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 11:38, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
@Steinbach: Maybe we can print these sign languages' scripts on plastic papers, with a 3D printer? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 14:27, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
Well, the only links that actually work link to off-test-wiki pages. And the problem of creating databases still stands: articles have to get English names. And apart from all that, it seems to be incredibly cumbersome to create and it takes a while to load. Steinbach (formerly Caesarion) 16:08, 13 August 2018 (UTC)
@Steinbach: The links work to other pages on the test wiki. The pages on the ASL Wikipedia have ASL names. Much of the load time is because the page is currently using an annoying hack because support isn't directly built into Mediawiki yet. That can be fixed. --Yair rand (talk) 00:12, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Spoken languages were designed to be spoken, not written down. People came up with ways to write them down anyway. For some languages, that happened a long time ago, for others it was more recent. Videos are not a replacement for articles which can be collaboratively edited and easily updated. If people want to record sign language versions of articles, they are welcome to do that (regardless of whether this request is approved or not, they're not mutually exclusive). - Nikki (talk) 12:03, 22 October 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for the thoughtful and accurate response. I completely agree. -Slevinski (talk) 15:58, 25 October 2018 (UTC)