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submitted verification final decision

This language has been verified as eligible.
The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

A committee member provided the following comment:

Eligible language. You are encouraged to contribute on incubator:Wb/yue. --Millosh (talk) 16:51, 20 January 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). 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:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code yue (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Cantonese Language name in English
Language name 粵文/粵語 Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q9186 - item has currently the following values:
Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality LTR Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name 維基書本 "Wikibooks" in your language
Project namespace Wikibooks usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Wikibooks talk "Wikibooks talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo File:Wikibooks-logo.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Hong Kong and Asia/Macau "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings 'WB' => NS_PROJECT, 'CAT' => NS_CATEGORY (namespace aliases) Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.



Cantonese is a great language and most of the Canton, Hong Kong and Macau people use it. There have already been Cantonese Wikipedia and requests for Cantonese Wikitionary, Wikinews and Wikiquote. The language code (yue or zh-yue) can be discussed soon. LC (talk) 13:07, 17 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]




  1. LC (talk) 13:08, 17 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Seems to meet requirements.--Prisencolin (talk) 06:35, 23 August 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  3. 太好了--香港中立人 (talk) 12:44, 27 October 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support. 呢個成立亦對發展粵語有好處,亦希望等多啲外地人識多啲粵語同了解粵語。更加唔好再次出現喺2018年9月底喺廣州街頭出現嘅握山小學同廣雅小學嘅“推普廢粵門”事件,因為噉嘅“推普廢粵”醜聞喺廣州街頭唔止出現一次啦,加上香港有線電視同澎湃新聞亦調查過全中國大陸啲主要城市講當地話啲情況,尤其係廣州,發現有72%啲6~20歲嘅人識講粵語咋。--PQ77wd (talk) 02:46, 19 November 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support Rubbish computer (Talk: Contribs) 13:51, 21 October 2019 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support. I am a native Cantonese speaker and am willing to contribute to this proposed project. Jonashtand (talk) 23:39, 2 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Strong support Strong support Why not? --Matttest (talk) 01:27, 13 January 2021 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support. —— Eric LiuTalk 09:32, 25 June 2021 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Oppose --Doostdar (talk) 05:57, 29 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]

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