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- 1 Urdu Wikipedia
- 2 Wikiversity Chinese
- 3 Talysh Wikipedia (Wp/tly)
- 4 Activity report
- 5 Transparency
- 6 wt/kab
- 7 Combining the ajp and ajc (North Levantine Arabic and South Levantine Arabic) test wikis for a Wikipedia proposal
- 8 A question about closed projects
- 9 Adyghe language topic
- 10 Indonesian Wikivoyage
Dear Sir/Madam, I would like you to please reconsider the request given here. We need to create another Wikipedia in Urdu language. This is very important, I have tried all the possible ways to write both types of Urdu language (simple and traditional or scientific) but seems impossible to continue. This scientific and/or traditional Urdu language is the only to write Urdu scientific articles, simple or what you say layman language can not allow the huge scientific terminology to write. We will lost a language to appear on the web to take its part in the development of a community. I can provide you whatever your requirements are. --سمرقندی (talk) 01:27, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
- Requirements: ISO code, significant community, Incubator test project (requires ISO code), fully translated basic MediaWiki interface (probably requires ISO code). PiRSquared17 (talk) 01:30, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_new_languages/Wikiversity_Chinese when can it be created?--Gabrielchihonglee (talk) 06:33, 18 January 2014 (UTC)
I think it's a good time to open it as independent wiki.
- Recent changes
- Catanalysis (stable activity within last four months, more than 9300 edits since creation)
- All 500 most-used core messages have been translated.
- Yes, we think the same way. It has been long time since we actively work on this project. It is very important for our mother tongue Talysh - because it is one of the Endangered Languages of the World and needs to be preserved. We strongly believe that, if Talysh Wikipedia opens, more and more people will use Wikipedia. For us, Talysh Wikipedia is very important. We are looking forward to see the openning of Talysh Wikipedia.--Aliyev1 (talk) 22:06, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
- The approval is now proposed. --MF-W 00:08, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
- The list is public since ca. 8 months: Language_committee#Observers. --MF-W 23:07, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
- The request is already marked as eligible. Apart from eligibility, the current activity level of the test-wiki doesn't make it viable for final approval. --MF-W 23:53, 29 January 2014 (UTC)
Combining the ajp and ajc (North Levantine Arabic and South Levantine Arabic) test wikis for a Wikipedia proposal
Dear language committee,
I heard a recommendation that the ajp and ajc (North Levantine Arabic and South Levantine Arabic) varities should share a Wikipedia because of the belief that the variants have relatively view differences especially when written down. Currently there are two different test wikis: https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/apc and https://incubator.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wp/ajp
The North and South Levantine Arabics have two separate ISO codes: ajp and ajc, and AFAIK there isn't a supra-ISO code that covers both variants. What should be done?
Dear language committee, My name is [Dr. Nizar Habash]. I am a computational linguist from Columbia University. I have worked on Arabic natural language processing and Arabic dialect modeling for over 10 years. I would like to second this recommendation to merge the wikipedia pages for so-called North and South Levantine Arabic into Levantine Arabic. It is interesting that Wikipedia already merges the two sub-dialects by redirecting them to the same page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levantine_Arabic. I am not sure why ISO did not provide a Levantine Arabic code. Most linguists working on Arabic would agree that sub-diaelcts of Levantine (many more than the north/south distinction) exist, but are mutually intelligible.
Thank you, Nizar Habash.
A question about closed projects
Some projects which closed due to inactivity, such as Creek Wikipedia, Yi Wikipedia, Marshallese Wikipedia et cetera were the only projects in their languages. Should/must they meet all criteria for a final approval, particularly content verification and translation of most-used messages?
Asking because it's probably unnecessary for those ones to stay for long on Incubator (in the case of significant activity in a future), if they were formally approved some time ago. --Midnight Gambler (talk) 11:14, 11 February 2014 (UTC)
Adyghe language topic
I would like to have an update on Adyghe language(West Circassian language) on Wikipedia, please. Its adress is to be ady.wikipedia.org. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Blegojcaner (talk • contribs) 27 February 2014, 18:14 UTC.
- Adyghe Wikipedia is eligible, but not approved. While the test wiki has some activity, it is not very active with new content. Also the content has not been verified. PiRSquared17 (talk) 18:17, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
- (edit conflict) For approval it would be good if there are at least 3 regular contributors over the last few months, as you can see here (1 contributor so far this month with >10 edits; before that the last non-bot edited in Oct. 2013). Also the most-used messages need to be translated. --MF-W 18:21, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
In fact Agyghe and Kabardian (see kbd.wikipedia.org) are the same language (like e.g. Romanian and Moldovan). They even have the same native name ("Адыгэбзэ"). I believe there's no need to open that wiki ever, and I wonder why they have different ISO codes. --Midnight Gambler (talk) 09:03, 28 February 2014 (UTC)