||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).
The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.
- Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
- Obtain an ISO 639 code
- Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
- Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
- The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
- The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
- The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
||Example / Explanation
||ro (SIL, Ethnologue)
||A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
||Language name in English
||Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
||Bci21(N), Anclation, Michał P., Alex:D (N), Razvan85 (N), Andrei Stroe (N), Firilacroco (N)
You can optionally list your user name if you're a contributor to the wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
||"Wikiversity" in your language
||usually the same as the project name
|Project talk namespace
||"Wikiversity talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
||Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (3) uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info
); (4) localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons
||135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
|Default project timezone
||"Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
||For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
||Anything else that should be set
There is a Wikisource test project for the Romanian language, and an existing Wikiversity Test Page in the Romanian language.
Eligibility requisites satisfied by the proposed Romanian, including the Moldavian dialect of the Romanian language project at Wikiversity:
- 1. This is a new language project at Wikiversity: there is no other Romanian language, or Moldavian dialect of the Romanian language, project at Wikiversity;
- 2. The Romanian language has the valid (limba română, ron) ISO639-3 codes (ro), and respectively (mo) for the Moldavian dialect of the Romanian language;
- 3. The Romanian language is unique and could not coexist on a more general wiki.
- 4. The Romanian language is spoken by a population of more than 19 million Romanians in Romania, as well as by four million Moldavians--as the Moldavian dialect- in the Republic of Moldavia.
Language The language is defined: Romanian; Română The language code is valid (SIL) Final, project requisites:
It would be very important to have a Wikiversity website in Romanian- "Wikiversitate"- for both the Romanian and Moldavian populations, especially students and researchers, as well as teachers who would gain access to Wikiversity in the Romanian language, and the Moldavian dialect of the Romanian language. This availability of a Wikiversity website in the Romanian language and the Moldavian dialect will also be important for four million Moldavians who also speak a compatible dialect of the Romanian language. The Wikiveristy website in Romanian would also be an important resource for Historians of Romania worldwide, as well as for students and teachers worldwide who study or teach the Romanian language and Romanian history. Romanian contributions to arts are widely known and well-documented: in music, folk songs and poems, theatre, abstract sculpture, paintings, and so on. Romanian contributions to sciences are most prominent in: Physics, Chemistry, Logic, Mathematics and Cell Biology. The Romanian School of Mathematics, in particular, is internationally recognized and has made very important contributions to the modern development of Mathematics, and especially of: Functional Analysis, Abstract Algebra, Topology, Category Theory and the Theory of Numbers. There are eight major Romanian universities that could now contribute to the Wikiversity project in their native, Romanian language, and in the Moldavian dialect of the Romanian language. Although an Wikipedia website in the Romanian language exists, it does not benefit from several major advantages of the Wikiversity project, such as the existence of several Schools of Sciences and Engineering, School of Mathematics, and so on. Moreover, the Wikipedia website in Romanian does not seem to include any contributing Wikipedia users from Moldavia--an ancient province of the Greater Romania!
Support for the project
- Support: the availability of flexible teaching and research resources such as those on Wikiversity are very important for both students and teachers, and also for maintaining high standards of academic freedom. Such resources are especially important in two countries, Romania and the Republic of Moldavia (former Bessarabia province of Greater Romania) where publications have been censored for longer than half a century (1939-1989+). Bci21 (talk) 20:58, 17 June 2012 (UTC).
- I support this project, but I must add that there is no Moldavian dialect. The Romanian language has four dialects: Daco-Romanian, Aromanian (or Macedo-Romanian), Megleno-Romanian, and Istro-Romanian. Moldavian is a subdialect of the Daco-Romanian. Firilacroco talk 16:25, 29 December 2012 (UTC)