Index talk:Uzbek

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Don't know if anyone is watching this, but in case someone does, I have a question. Uzbek is written in three different scripts (Roman, Cyrillic, and Arabic) and I am wondering how to format this page. The current government of Uzbekistan has adopted a latin alphabet, so should we just be indexing that, or should we be indexing all scripts regardless? Winged eel 14:32, 14 April 2008 (UTC)

The script of official orthography should be primarily used. As I understand from w:Uzbek language#Writing systems, this is the case with Latin. However, since Wiktionary has aspirations to record all words of all languages ever written, no one can forbid you to add spellings in Arabic and Cyrillic script, if there's clear evidence for written attestations in them in certain points in history. But it would be wrong to add e.g. for some modern coinage attested only in Latin script an Arabic ===Alternative spellings===. There are already languages like Serbian and Hindi/Urdu with plethora of content copy/pasted between them, so it would hardly be a precedent to do the same with Uzbek Latin/Cyrillic --Ivan Štambuk 15:11, 14 April 2008 (UTC)
Excellent, that is what I thought. I will pretty much stick to Latin, for the names of the entries, and put Cyrillic within the entries if needed. Thank you. Winged eel 11:59, 16 April 2008 (UTC)