Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Norsk (bokmål)

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Norsk (bokmål) Wikipedia[edit]

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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:

Please, use the main Norwegian Wikipedia for Bokmal. --Millosh 20:24, 14 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]
Proposal summary
  • Language details: Norsk (bokmål) (Norsk (bokmål), nb ISO 639-2)
  • Editing community: divided, nostalgic and tired
    List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
    name if you are a native speaker of this language.
  • Relevant pages: w:no:Portal:Forside
  • External links:
  • Project name: Wikipedia
    The name of the project in the requested language; for example, "Wikipédia"
    in French.
  • Project namespace: Wikipedia
    The name of the namespace for project pages like policies; usually the same
    as the project name.
  • Project_talk namespace: Wikipedia-diskusjon
    The name of the discussion namespace for project pages like policies; for
    example, "Wikipedia talk" in English.
  • Wiki logo: Wikipedia svg logo-nb.svg
    The name of the wiki logo uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, like
    "Wikipedia-logo-v2-pl.png" (see logo).
  • Default timezone: CET (UTC+1)
    The default timezone on the wiki, like "CET (UTC+1)". This is usually the
    default UTC.
  • User interface: See Translatewiki.
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Lets close this can of worms once and for all. Since the creation of nnwiki many years ago, the old, common Norwegian language wikipedia (nowiki) have seen repeated arguments related to the different Norwegian language variants (Riksmål vs Bokmål vs Nynorsk.)

Arguments in favour[edit]

    • The ISO 639-2 code no represents all Norwegian languages, not only "Norsk (bokmål)".
    • The (most) correct code for the language currently used on nowiki is nb.
    • The language code no is hard coded on the wikipedia servers to be "Norsk (bokmål)" and not "Norsk", resulting in wrong interwikilinks to some joint Norwegian projects (like Wikinews). If nbwiki is created this can be corrected.
    • End the constant hostilities and heated, endless debates and edit wars regarding article and category naming.
ZorroIII 18:17, 14 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Arguments against[edit]

    • nb does not include Riksmål, another Norwegian variant currently allowed on nowiki.
ZorroIII 18:17, 14 August 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Other discussion[edit]