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Policies and guidelines Language proposal policy
This page outlines the policy that governs proposals to open new language subdomains of existing projects, as defined by the Language committee.
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Bonvolu tralegi la tutan tekston de tiu-ĉi paĝo antaŭ ol aldoni proponon.

The Language committee processes requests in accordance with the application procedure and prior experience with requests and projects. The committee can skip steps in the procedure if they consider a request to have already met the objectives of those steps. Proposals for projects in a language that already has a well-established project may be fast-tracked in this way.

Application procedure[edit]


The following requirements must be met by requests before they can be approved; although they can be met at any time before or after a request, we recommend fulfilling the basic requirements before making a request. If you need any help or have questions, please ask a committee member.

  • Requisites for eligibility
    1. The proposal is to open a new language edition of an existing Wikimedia project that does not already exist (see the complete list of Wikimedia projects or the SiteMatrix).
    2. The language must have a valid ISO 639 1–3 code (search).
      If there is no valid ISO 639 code, you must obtain one. The Wikimedia Foundation does not seek to develop new linguistic entities; there must be an extensive body of works in that language. The information that distinguishes this language from another must be sufficient to convince standards organizations to create an ISO 639 code.
    3. La lingvo devas esti sufiĉe unika por ke ĝi ne povu kunekzisti ĉe pli ĝenerala vikio. Plejfoje tio ekskludas regionajn dialektojn kaj malsamajn skribatajn formojn de la sama lingvo.
      The degree of difference required is considered on a case-by-case basis. The committee does not consider political differences, since the Wikimedia Foundation's goal is to give every single person free, unbiased access to the sum of all human knowledge, rather than information from the viewpoint of individual political communities.
    4. La propono havas sufiĉe da vivantaj denaskaj parolantoj por krei vivpovan komunumon kaj aŭdiencon. (Vikifontaro-vikioj permeseblas en lingvoj ne havantaj vivantparolantojn, kvankam ili devus esti ĉe vikio de la moderna formo de la lingvo laŭeble.)
      If the proposal is for an artificial language such as Esperanto, it must have a reasonable degree of recognition as determined by discussion (this requirement is being discussed by the Language committee).
  • Requisites for final approval
    1. There is an active test project on the Multilingual Wikisource (Wikisource only), Beta Wikiversity (Wikiversity only), or the Incubator (all other projects).
      A project must start on one of these wikis. This will demonstrate that there is sufficient community to build the project.
    2. There is a continuing effort to translate the MediaWiki interface into that language so that nobody is excluded from participating if they do not understand the English-language user interface. As a baseline, it is recommended that you begin by translating the "most used MediaWiki messages". These are the messages that are of highest importance to our readers and users. If a Wikimedia project in your language already exists and these messages have already been translated, we ask that you show evidence that localisation is continuing to be improved and maintained at a reasonable pace.
      • We ask that all localisation work is coordinated on, so that the localisation will be available on all Wikimedia Foundation projects, not just the one you're active on. Another benefit is that MediaWiki as a product will provide better functionality for users of MediaWiki outside the Wikimedia Foundation. It is for this reason that we suggest that you translate the non-WMF extensions as well.
      • Localisation statistics are available which describe the current availability of translations for the MediaWiki interface into different languages. The group statistics at have more detailed information.

Komenca propono[edit]


Users are encouraged to discuss whether it is a good idea to open the new language. However, this is not a vote. The project will be assessed on its linguistic merits and chances of flourishing. Even if there is strong support, the proposal may be denied if there are strong arguments against its creation and insufficiently strong arguments in support as judged by the language committee.


If the requirements for eligibility are met, the Language committee should verify it as "eligible". This means that the committee can proceed with final approval at the point when the activity and localization requirements are met. The respective request page contains links to track progress on this.

The users should begin writing a test project on the Incubator wiki, the Multilingual Wikisource or the Beta Wikiversity (as the case may be) now, if they haven't already. At least five active users must edit that language regularly before a test project will be considered successful. You are encouraged to search for interested contributors yourself, as this may speed up the process considerably. Note that a project may be closed if there is little or no activity after it is created.

Fina aprobo[edit]

If all requirements have been met and a detailed investigation finds no unresolved problems, the Language committee will notify the Board of Trustees of pending approval. If the board does not veto the decision within at least four days, the request will be approved and developers will be asked to create the wiki.

The number of users that support or oppose the project is irrelevant. When the wiki is approved by the board and opened, the header comment will be updated to reflect this.

Ni forte proponas ke uzantoj daŭru la vastigadon de la prova projekto kiam ili atendos la malfermon de la vikio. Ĉi tio povas plirapidigi la proceson. Por vikipediaj proponaj, povas esti utila la listo de artikoloj kiujn ĉiu Vikipedio havu. Ĉiuj paĝoj kreitaj kiel parto de la prova vikio estos transmetataj al la memstara vikio kiam ĝi malfermatas.

Specific issues[edit]

Antikvaj aŭ historiaj lingvoj
Nur Vikifontaro-projektoj en antikvaj aŭ historiaj lingvoj akcepteblas, ĉar ne ekzistas vivantaj denaskaj komunumoj kiuj uzus aliajn rimedojn. Laŭeble tiaj lingvoj estu kunigitaj kun la moderna ekvivalento (ekz. antikva angla kun la angla), kvankam tio ne estas deviga.
Artificial languages
Yes, there can be wikis in artificial languages. There are already wikis available in Esperanto, Ido, Interlingua, Interlingue, Lojban, Volapük and Novial. See the relevant note under the prerequisites concerning fictional languages.
Number of speakers necessary
There should be enough speakers to form a viable community and audience. Whether a particular language qualifies depends on discussion.
Provaj projektoj
Iu ajn povas krei provan projekton iam ajn. Por plia informo, vidu la ĉefpaĝon de Kovilo-Vikio kaj ties helpopaĝojn.

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