Requests for new languages/Wikisource Javanese

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Javanese Wikisource[edit]

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Proposal summary
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  • Number of speakers: 80–100 million total (including second language speakers)
  • Locations spoken: Java (Indonesia), Suriname, New Caledonia

Arguments in favour[edit]

  1. Support The Javanese language has been written since 804 AD and there are literally thousands of works written in this language spanning 12 centuries. For example, at the Leiden University Library alone there are more than 18.000 codices from Indonesia[1], a great majority of them written in the various forms of the Javanese language. So it would be no more than obvious if there would be a Wikisource in this language. At the multilingual Wikisource we have already done some work. Some have worked on the Bible, others on the Koran and still some others on Hindu and Buddhist texts. So we already have a variety of texts. Meursault2004 16:07, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
  2. Support Same like Meursault2004 Azmi1995 10:13, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
  3. Support It's a important languague. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 06:32, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
  4. Support Agree. Abundant Javanese historical sources and literature (to include those at Leiden University), could be perished sooner or later if not being made public, maintained properly and immediately.Pras 23:07, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
  5. Support Agree, there are not so many reliable resouces in the Internet for Javanese language. --Anggoro 04:22, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  6. Support I support this. Pelita 10:11, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  7. Support Good idea. It will be useful. TracySurya 14:41, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
  8. Support Javanese language has a rich literal work, from Negarakertagama to Sastra Gending Mimihitam 09:08, 27 March 2010 (UTC)
  9. Support. Bennylin 09:11, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Support, per above--Andrijko Z. 20:51, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

General discussion[edit]

In future, actually I also would like to see pages in Javanese script. At this moment it is not yet possible although Unicode already reserved space for Javanese (and the related Balinese) script. Javanese texts are also commonly written with Balinese and Arabic script. Meursault2004 14:33, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Currently I'm creating a Narayam "keyboard" to type Javanese text, and it's available as of now in Meta, Incubator, and Translatewiki. Example: ꦨ​ꦱ​ꦗ​ꦮ​ which I type without 3rd party software. (if you can't read it, see jv:Pitulung:Aksara Jawa) Bennylin 14:25, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.bibliotheek.leidenuniv.nl/collecties/bijzonder/intro_zo_aziatisch.jsp