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Apparently there is a large collection of Qing Dynasty resources in Manchu language, like according to http://www.xuehuile.com/thesis/17bed6acbb1b49b68f7aba5a195117fe.html and http://www.zgdazxw.com.cn/news/2015-03/19/content_91310.htm there're more than 2 million Manchu language file exist in China alone. I've also read that studying Manchu-language-based material have already become a new trend in Qing Dynasty study. Personally I don't know the language nor was I into Qing study, but I think it'd be suitable for the establishment of Manchu wikisource to host existing Manchu resources. On the ither hand, there's quite a few obstacles exist that need to be resolved before such a wikisource project can success, like 1. many of these resources exist only in their physical form, which mean people must go to those museum/library/archive to copy them down to wikisource, 2. Even if some resources have been digitized, some might not be available via internet, and even if they are, most of them exist in image form, so manual copying would still be required, and 3. To copy those text manually from physical/image form, which require peopke who actually know the language to do so. According to one of the previously linked webpage there are <50 researchers in China know Manchu language and this amount of Manchu-user is subpar to other nations, so there're quite a few researchers around the world who could read Manchu text but then how to let them help with wikisource is another question.
C933103 (talk) 19:11, 7 February 2016 (UTC)
Support, even if there won’t ever be a Manchu Wikipedia, a Manchu Wikisource is definitely a must. There’s an extensive body of works in the Manchu language created during the Qing Dynasty and many major treaties of the Qing Dynasty were also written in Manchu. I do suggest that we should use both the Manchu script and Latin script (Möllendorff/Moellendorff, preferably) with the Manchu script being used predominantly and the Möllendorff romanisation only being used as a point of reference for those unfamiliar with the vertical script. --Donald Trung (Talk 🤳🏻) (My global lock 😒🌏🔒) (My global unlock 😄🌏🔓) 10:17, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Strong support --Assoc (talk) 08:10, 22 January 2018 (UTC)