Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Chữ Nôm

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Chu Nom Wikipedia[edit]

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it was a dead language, who can read it???


  • Is this just the Vietnamese language written with an old script? --Zabumon 22:04, 14 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Chu Nom was officially replaced by latinized writing in 1920. In South Vietnam it was taught as an elective before 1975, today it is taught at Universities only. Not many can read it or write it nowadays. Not long ago it was not easily possible to enter or display these characters on computers since the characters were not encoded in Unicode and no publicly available fonts or software existed. Only recently with the expansion of Unicode to ranges above 0xFFFF there have been fonts available to the public with Chu Nom. The technical circumstances have changed towards Chu Nom. Windows Vista (I am a Win user and can't speak for other operating systems) will be the first windows version to support these characters without modifying the internals of the OS and getting additional fonts. --Qtng 11:20, 18 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • I would actually support the creation of this Wikipedia, as it can be useful in regards to Vietnamese history and culture. There is no argument that a "dead" language should not have an encyclopedia as w:Latin and w:Classical Chinese both have their encyclopedias, and yet have no modern speakers. -- 李博杰  | Talk contribs 05:19, 21 April 2009 (UTC)[reply]