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This project will inevitably converge with the Wiktionary, which has the goal of producing a complete dictionary in every language, and would not be able to acquire the data for many languages, other than through the Rosetta Project.

And when did you get back from your trip in a time machine? --mav 21:37, 13 Aug 2003 (UTC)

Parts of the article are written in first-person plural as by the project directors or spokesmen. For NPOV should be rewritten. Also, there are unclear references maybe to documents at the RP site, or maybe to parts of this article someone meant to write and didn't finish. (e.g. "See the content section...") --Jim Henry 13:09, 11 Aug 2004 (UTC)

I just looked at the Rosetta Project web site. It looks like some of the text of this article was copied from that site verbatim. We should make sure we have permission to use it, or else delete and rewrite as necessary. --Jim Henry 17:42, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)

I added the "not to be confused with rosetta from apple" italic header at the top, because when I typed "Rosetta Project" into the search, I was brought to this page instead of the apple rosetta page.

Rosetta Disc on the Rosetta (spacecraft)[edit]

Rosetta disk goes back to the future

This ESA article says that a Rosetta Disc was mounted on the Rosetta (spacecraft).Though the inscriptions do not seem to look like the published pictures of the rosetta disc on this page and the Long Now foundations webpages. Would anyone know if its the a prototypr disc that was mounted on the craft or some other design? -- (talk) 00:12, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

2,000 year life expectancy?[edit]

Where did the 2,000 year life expectancy factoid come from? Etched titanium with a black oxide coating should last indefinitely in any reasonable (as in buried somewhere that isn't an active volcano or subduction zone). Embed it in glass and it should last indefinitely. See Radioactive waste#Vitrification. --Guy Macon (talk) 20:54, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

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Some of these languages have fewer than one thousand speakers left. Others are considered to be dying out because government centralization and globalization are increasing the prevalence of English and other major languages.

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Some of these languages have fewer than one thousand speakers left. Others are considered to be dying out because language policy based on an official language is increasing the prevalence of major languages that are used as the medium of instruction in public schools and national media.

are there sources supporting either claim? --Guy Macon (talk) 14:48, 16 April 2019 (UTC)

Hmmm, this looks rather simplistic and could probably do with further investigation and rewriting, but the lead doesn't need citations. What this one probably needs is creation of a "Background" section, which includes appropriate sources re dying languages as well as a hatnote at the top leading to Language death (whose lead could also do with improvement!) and then updating the lead to better reflect the content of the article (as per WP:LEAD). Laterthanyouthink (talk) 00:08, 17 April 2019 (UTC)