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IS IT POSSIBLE TO START A CHINESE VERSION EXPEDITION?[edit]

Swept in from the Wikitravel:Travellers' pub:

Thinking about it.. Liujg 04:06, 3 Nov 2005 (EST)

Wikitravel:Chinese Wikitravel Expedition is the right place to start. Please also translate the Expedition into Chinese. 加油! Jpatokal 04:48, 3 Nov 2005 (EST)

Dialect[edit]

Is there an issue about which Chinese dialect we're going to use, here? Aren't there significant differences in the ideograms for Mandarin and Cantonese, for example? --Evan 16:52, 11 Nov 2005 (EST)

To give a very simplified answer, written Chinese is universal and basically Mandarin. But we'll need to set up the traditional<->simplified character automatic converter engine they've got set up in Wikipedia. Jpatokal 01:27, 23 Nov 2005 (EST)

维基旅游是不是更好?--210.72.12.70 01:11, 23 Nov 2005 (EST)

太好了。Jpatokal 01:27, 23 Nov 2005 (EST)
Is there a language you don't speak? --Evan 00:28, 9 April 2006 (EDT)
Well, my Tamil is still a little flaky, but I was planning on doing something about that later this year...
And the above anon was asking if "维基旅游" (pron. Wéijīlǚyóu, but literally "Wiki-travel") would be a good translation in Chinese, and I think it is. Jpatokal 01:01, 9 April 2006 (EDT)

Hi all, just signed up and hope I can do something for it.-Fujiaxi 07:36, 21 April 2006 (EDT)

  • How about 维基导游? Caiguanhao 08:19, 5 July 2007 (EDT)
  • The Chinese phrase 旅行 is appearance as verb to English is "trip", 旅遊 is noun, good, clear and blantat. For Simp/Trad convertions, can set as "zh-CN=旅游;zh-TW旅遊"219.68.144.111 02:17, 22 September 2007 (EDT)

Go go go[edit]

So, I want to get this site launched. We have 6 users signed up. We just need a) someone to step forward as go-between and b) a sign that the language file isn't completely broken. Is there someone willing to take these steps and get this site launched? --Evan 00:28, 9 April 2006 (EDT)

Evan, you've gotta get this launched before Wikimania in Taipei! Recruiting people there should be trivial. Jpatokal 13:42, 10 July 2007 (EDT)
OK, so, can you be the go-between (provisional), until the site is ready to go? I can set it up really quickly. --Evan 10:31, 17 July 2007 (EDT)
好了。加油!速速! So I can keep a sanity watch over the site, but my Chinese is waaaaaaaaay too bad to do this for very long... Jpatokal 12:51, 17 July 2007 (EDT)
Quick question: Why not make content on this wiki available under CC-by-SA 3.0 to prevent a hassle later? -- Sapphire(Talk) • 13:22, 17 July 2007 (EDT)

Status?[edit]

Evan, when I talked to you at Wikimania, the status of the Chinese version was that the basics were set up but you were having problems getting the simplified/traditional stuff running. Any progress? Should we try to eg. recruit somebody from Wikipedia to help out? Jpatokal 01:37, 28 August 2007 (EDT)

Launched!?[edit]

Did somebody just quietly launch the Chinese version!? There's a barebones Chinese version here now, and zh-cn/tw/sg/hk switching seems to work as well: http://wikitravel.org/zh/ Jpatokal 22:08, 3 December 2007 (EST)

Funk it. It looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, so I'm going to boot it out into the lake and hope it swims. Jpatokal 03:42, 9 January 2008 (EST)
Well, that was quite the bellyflop. Let's try once more: I've spammed out invites to all who signed up and had a mail address registered. Jpatokal 08:54, 14 January 2008 (EST)
Can anyone else not get the Chinese version when you type in http://www.wikitravel.org/zh? -- Sapphire(Talk) • 12:53, 15 January 2008 (EST)
Same here, you need to add the slash at the end. I think we need a redirect... Jpatokal 13:26, 15 January 2008 (EST)
Ah, ha... ok.. Now, I don't feel like quite the moron for reverting the link - typically, I don't add the slashes, especially since I don't need to for any other WT language version. -- Sapphire(Talk) • 18:42, 15 January 2008 (EST)
I've asked Kevin to fix it. And nobody knows you're a moron because you did the revert anonymously =P Jpatokal 00:06, 16 January 2008 (EST)
So where do we start from here? Jpatokal, I've received your email sorry for being late --Yvonnepang 22:41, 24 March 2008 (EDT)
Just go to http://wikitravel.org/zh/ and start working! Jpatokal 03:47, 25 March 2008 (EDT)

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