Category talk:Old Swedish language

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Language code[edit]

Where does the language code come from? I know that the first part, gmq, is the ISO 639-5 code for North Germanic, but what about the second? I can see that it is an abbreviation for Old Swedish, but is it "official"? Smiddle 14:06, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

The code "gmq-osw" represents the Old Swedish language in the English Wiktionary. It is official enough to be widely used in this project, but it is probably not used elsewhere. Language codes like this, with approximately six letters and a hyphen, are used here to represent languages that don't have their own individual ISO code. --Daniel. 17:02, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
So osw can be replaced by anything? Smiddle 20:51, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
Here in the English Wiktionary, please use only gmq-osw as the language code for Old Swedish. If you have reasons to want another code (or another code system, if you somehow dislike the hyphen or excessive letters), you may propose it. --Daniel. 21:17, 23 March 2010 (UTC)
My intention actually was to introduce an Old Swedish language code on the Swedish Wiktionary, where something like -fsv would be more appropriate than -osw. Smiddle 16:08, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
The English Wiktonary has its own rules for creating language codes. They are explained at WT:LANGCODE. If the Swedish Wiktionary also has rules for creating codes, I suggest following them.
I see no inherent harm in the possible existence of different codes for the same language in different projects. That said, you probably may introduce gmq-fsv in the Swedish Wiktionary while the English Wiktionary will stick to gmq-osw. It is that simple. --Daniel. 21:22, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Thank you! Smiddle 17:30, 26 March 2010 (UTC)
You're welcome. --Daniel. 20:57, 26 March 2010 (UTC)