||Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).
- Language details: Wawa (www ISO 639-3; will be used ISO 639-6 wxwa)
- Editing community:
- List your user name if you're interested in editing the wiki. Add "N" next to your
name if you are a native speaker of this language.
- Relevant pages:
- External links:
- Project name:
- The name of the project in the requested language; for example, "Wikipédia"
- Project namespace:
- The name of the namespace for project pages like policies; usually the same
as the project name.
- Project_talk namespace:
- The name of the discussion namespace for project pages like policies; for
example, "Wikipedia talk" in English.
- Wiki logo: File:Wikisource-logo.svg
- The name of the wiki logo uploaded to the Wikimedia Commons, like
"Wikipedia-logo-v2-pl.png" (see logo).
- Default timezone: WAT (UTC+1)
- The default timezone on the wiki, like "CET (UTC+1)". This is usually the
- User interface: See Translatewiki.
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This is a language with a long history and many old written works (though it's dying out). April Regina 19:56, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Arguments in favour
- I don't think this language really has many written works, if any. Also, www.something is taken by the respective portal page, so creating any Wikimedia wiki in this language currently isn't possible due to technical reasons. -- Prince Kassad 21:23, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
- It has many written works, though they are not easy to find outside of Cameroon. Www is the language code so I think it is important that the Wikisource have that address. The portal can be at portal.wikisource.org perhaps? April Regina 21:26, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
- We really have to invent a new language code for this one... Hydriz 15:29, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
- I would suggest 'wawa' :) So the URL would be wawa.wikisource.org. Kaldari 01:58, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
- I emailed SIL and someone else also contacted them. It is likely that a different language code will be assigned for Wawa. Then the problem of 'www' will be solved. SPQRobin (talk) 12:27, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
- FYI: they are not going to change the code 'www' so we will use the ISO 639-6 code 'wxwa' instead. SPQRobin (talk) 00:10, 15 August 2011 (UTC)
- There don't seem to be any Wawa texts at Multilingual Wikisource; at least oldwikisource:Category:Wawa is a red link. The language committee will want to see activity there from multiple users, including at least one native speaker, before the request can be approved. Antony D. Green 07:28, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
- Question. Any guess as to how many written works in Wawa are public domain? Kaldari 02:00, 12 April 2011 (UTC)
- Nice idea. It's always good to spend a wiki-project to an African language, no matter how many texts there are. I presume that the stated written texts are all newer than 50 years. So, someone may bring the argument of copyright. Meanwhile article 67 of Cameroon copyright law allows the use of copyrighted material if it's done for education purposes. May you find enough partners! UJung 20:10, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
- Well without public domain or free licensed texts, there's not much that could actually be hosted on this project. Even if copyrighted texts are allowed for educational use, that doesn't constitute a free license, and I'm not sure we would be able to host them on a Wikisource project. Kaldari 01:41, 4 May 2011 (UTC)