To the team of the Cantonese Version of Wikipedia,
I would like to contribute this french version for your welcomings. It is completely reviewed and same meaning as the english version.
FR: Bienvenue à la version cantonaise de Wikipédia. Le Cantonais est une langue parlée par près de 80 millions de personnes à travers Guangdong (Canton), Hong Kong, Macao, le sud-est asiatique, l'Australie, l'Amérique du Nord et l'Europe. Il est une des langues maternelles les plus répendues et parlées des chinois d'outre-mer. En Amérique du Nord et en Europe, la cuisine cantonaise est la plus connue des cuisines chinoises. Le Cantopop et les films de Hong Kong réflètent les très bonnes représentations de la populaire culture cantonaise.
EN: Welcome to the Cantonese version of Wikipedia. Cantonese is a language spoken by some 80 million people in Guangdong (Kwangtung), Hong Kong, Macau, as well as Southeast Asia, North America and Europe. Cantonese and its dialects are among the most widely spoken mother tongues of overseas Chinese. Cantonese cuisine is the most popular Chinese food in North America and Europe. Cantonese popular culture is best represented by Cantopop and Hong Kong movies.
About me I am a CBC (chinese born Canadian) which speaks cantonese, english and perfectly french who want to contribute to improve the Cantonese version of Wikipedia. If need it for the cantonese wikepedia, It would be my pleasure to help improving the site. Just send me a mail. Thank you.
Moving to yue?[編輯]
Hi, I'm just wondering one thing: Since the ISO 639-3 has now been published, Cantonese has its own language code, yue. Because of this, the zh- prefix in the URL of the Cantonese Wikipedia is no longer necessary, in my opinion. What is your opinion on moving it from zh-yue.wikipedia.org to yue.wikipedia.org? Has this been discussed before? Sorry to bother you. (I just asked the same question on zh-min-nan, which has ISO 639-3 code nan. Jon Harald Søby 2007年2月23日 (五) 21:25 (UTC)
- I don't remember this topic has actually been raised. I personally have no strong or particular opinion toward this topic. BTW, thank you very much for your reminder--WikiCantona 2007年2月24日 (六) 01:37 (UTC)
- I think it's not been raised after the establishment. Before the establishment, there is a consent using ISO 639-3 as the wikipedia code. Some had opposed the idea because it'd be better to use cantonese or yuet. I think new using "yue" is more desirable than "zh-yue". First using ISO code conforms to meta:Language proposal policy. Second, it is easier to write yue rather than zh-yue, especially saving my fingers when massively updating interwiki links in other wikis. Third, yue is more intuitive and is easier to remember than zh-yue. Fourth, from programming prospective, some earlier tools would be broken when encountering a "-" sign. HenryLi 2007年2月24日 (六) 02:36 (UTC)