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I think that LangCom should either publish reports more actively, or make the list public. Is there any reason for it to be private? PiRSquared17 (talk) 21:24, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

The list is public since ca. 8 months: Language_committee#Observers. --MF-W 23:07, 28 January 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, didn't know it changed. PiRSquared17 (talk) 11:34, 11 February 2014 (UTC)


Hello, could you make an update of the eligibility of the wt/kab please ? --Mmistmurt (talk) 22:16, 29 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)
Thank you for your reply. --Mmistmurt (talk) 20:29, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Combining the ajp and ajc (North Levantine Arabic and South Levantine Arabic) test wikis for a Wikipedia proposal[edit]

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: and

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?

Thank you, WhisperToMe (talk) 19:17, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

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: 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[edit]

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)

OK... I seem to know the answer now. --Midnight Gambler (talk) 21:35, 2 April 2014 (UTC)

Adyghe language topic[edit]

I would like to have an update on Adyghe language(West Circassian language) on Wikipedia, please. Its adress is to be 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 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)

Indonesian Wikivoyage[edit]

I hope for the board to want Wikivoyage Indonesia officially released. Because the incubator alone there are about five hundred pages. Aldo samulo (talk) 02:17, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Your wiki needs no less then 3 active users, for 3-4 months.--Midnight Gambler (talk) 04:05, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

Multi-language (ISO: mul) Wikiquote[edit]

Does the proposal at Structured Wikiquote (currently listed at Proposals for new projects) fall within the scope of the Requests for new languages process under the purview of the Language Committee? I am not sure whether ISO code mul counts as a "new language" in the sense contemplated by this process (and a proposal to usurp the entire domain is not quite the same as adding a new subdomain to an existing project).

Note that the proposal calls for assimilating and supplanting all language editions of Wikiquote, with the stated ultimate purpose of closing down the existing community projects. Would the Language Committee care to participate in evaluating this proposal? Thanks. ~ Ningauble (talk) 16:02, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

It's not in Langcom's scope to deliberate on changing a whole project from using multiple language versions to just one multilingual wiki. This would be something the proposed sister projects committee could do, but absent that, the only way to discuss it with possible effects is an RFC. --MF-W 19:08, 22 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikivoyage Persian[edit]

Would you please approve the Requests for new languages/Wikivoyage Persian.Now it doesn't have any technical problem. we can expand it easily if it has local domain.

Also we have 8 active users see Yamaha5 (talk) 10:54, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Only four active users this month. Stay active for 3-4 months, and you can count on opening. --Midnight Gambler (talk) 16:13, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

Western Punjabi Wikiquote Ready[edit]

W.Punjabi Wikiquote is regularly improving and active since early 2011. It is completly ready to be normalised. It has 520 pages and it is normalised, in wikiquote community it would be on 40th position. [1] should be normalised now. Thank you.--Khalid Mahmood (talk) 11:37, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

"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." - the most-used messages are already translated, as pnb.wikipedia exists, but this does not seem to be improvement and maintenance at a reasonable pace. --MF-W 15:36, 4 April 2014 (UTC)

2 rejected rfls[edit]

Both had rejected but hadn't archived? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:21, 23 March 2014 (UTC)

They just weren't moved to the other section [2]. --MF-W 17:22, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Requests for comment/Language proposal policy[edit]

Someone started a RfC. PiRSquared17 (talk) 16:05, 27 March 2014 (UTC)

Wikivoyage Indonesia[edit]

I hope for the board to want Wikivoyage Indonesia officially released. Because the incubator alone there are about five hundred pages. Aldo samulo (talk) 07:36, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Unfortunately there seem to be only 2 regular contributors on Incubator. --MF-W 17:23, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Activity graph[edit]


Is there some stats or graphs about the LangCom activity ? Something like a bar graph with the number of request/creation/rejection/whatever by month/quarter (if not, maybe can I make one).

Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 09:13, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

We have a graph about the number of creations per year at incubator:I:SCL, but nothing else I'm aware of. --MF-W 16:24, 1 April 2014 (UTC)