Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Eurofarsi

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Eurofarsi Wikipedia[edit]

submitted verification final decision
This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

The closing committee member provided the following comment:

As this is simply romanized Farsi, it would be better to integrate this into the current Farsi Wikipedia, not create a new wiki.--Shanel 20:50, 21 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Urofarsi (apparently a new flavour of Latinised Farsi)
  • Editing community: Proposal was filed by User:Rovshangar (P)
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  • Relevant pages: Old test project in latinized farsi (created in 2006)
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There has been a lot of efforts during the second half of 20th century to change the persian language alphabet to something more efficient and readable. The main proposals is changing the arabic script to a more simplified system of alphabet. It seems that the latin alphabet is the most appropriate way to make this job. This new project aims to promote the Urofarsi system of writing as a new alternative writing system in Persian. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rovshangar (talk) --Johannes Rohr 09:01, 10 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Argument in favour[edit]

I am for this. If there is a separate language for Kurdish (Latin) and Kurdish (Arabic alphabet) why should there not be one for Persian?

Arguments against[edit]

  • Apart from the fact, that this is not actually a request for a new language (see below), my impression is, that this is a pretty new, not well-established system. Google:Urofarsi returns very few hits. Haven't examined them, though. --Johannes Rohr 10:58, 14 May 2007 (UTC) Now that I know that it is actually called Eurofarsi, things look different. However, since a Farsi Wikipedia already exists, opening a completely new edition, only with a different writing system, seems to be an unnecessary diversion of energy. The better solution would be to integrate it with the existing Farsi edition, in the same way as the Kazakh Wikipedia supports three alphabeths. --Johannes Rohr 18:21, 16 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]
  • Oppose Oppose Bodhdharma (talk) 11:50, 27 August 2013 (UTC)[reply]

General discussion[edit]

  • This proposal is somewhat misplaced, because it is not about a new language (I haven't checked, but I'm pretty certain, that a Farsi wikipedia exists) but about a new writing system. I feed, alternative writing systems should be integrated with the existing projects, rather than opening yet another pet project. There are wikis using multiple scripts, e.g. Serbian and Kazakh. --Johannes Rohr 10:58, 14 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]

The correct name for the writting system should be either 'latinfarsi' or 'eurofarsi', it is 'e' at the beginning of the word. In farsi they write E uropa sometimes separate and this creates a confussion when we use English or other European languages.— The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) --Johannes Rohr 19:07, 15 May 2007 (UTC)[reply]