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Requests for new languages/Wikibooks Gujarati

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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/gu. --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 gu (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name gujarati Language name in English
Language name ગુજરાતી 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 Q5137 - 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 વિકિપુસ્તક "Wikibooks" in your language
Project namespace વિકિપુસ્તક usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace વિકિપુસ્તકની ચર્ચા "Wikibooks talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no 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 Kolkata "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 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.


Please bring back this project. --Bhatakati aatma (talk) 05:16, 6 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]


  1. Oppose --Doostdar (talk) 05:56, 29 March 2017 (UTC)[reply]
    @Doostdar: Eh why? There isn't anything related to Persian... --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:01, 7 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
    @Liuxinyu970226: I'm an admin of Persian Wikibooks. Besides I have participate discussions in English Wikibooks. There are some disorders in choosing which content is suitable for the project, how long each page should be, who can and who should edit the content on professional books, etc. In some cases you see a book with a good contents outline but full of red links without any content. These makes Wikibooks a complicated project which is not good for languages which its speakers don't have a high online population. That's why I have requested for deletion of several Wikibooks projects by now. --Doostdar (talk) 13:13, 7 January 2018 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Oppose --Dead project, no progress since the last discussion (almost 6 years). This project has also a history of failure (almost 16 years of continuous inactivity). Nothing changed significantly. ꠢꠣꠍꠘ ꠞꠣꠎꠣ (talk) 17:45, 13 December 2023 (UTC)[reply]