Requests for new languages/Wikinews Javanese

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Javanese
submitted verification final decision
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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 and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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.

  • 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
Proposal
Language code jv (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Javanese Language name in English
Language name Basa Jawa 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 Q33549 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Javanese
  • native label (P1705) = bahasa Jawa
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = jv
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script, Pegon alphabet, Kawi script, Javanese script, Javanese Latin alphabet
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 84,308,740±0


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.
Community
You can optionally list your user name if you are an active contributor to the test wiki. Add "N" next to your name if you are a native speaker of this language.
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Settings
Project name Wikinews "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikinews talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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
Optional settings
Project logo 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)
Additional namespaces For example for a Wikisource which would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk"
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit maniphest task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support Support In January 1855, the first newspaper in Javanese the Bramartani appeared. It was initiated by the Dutch businessman Daniël Hartevelt. However after the Second World War in 1945 and Indonesia's independence, there was no more newspaper in Javanese. The replacement was a weekly or two weekly newspaper. With the Javanese Wikinews, hopefully the news in the Javanese language will be revitalized an will be an alternative for news in the dominant national language of Indonesia; Indonesian. Meursault2004 18:13, 24 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support If you can find enough people willing to help, go ahead and do it. (Red4tribe 16:59, 26 April 2008 (UTC))
  • Support Support I believe there should be more than Meursault will do this. I am in favour --Andri.h 17:00, 16 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support'Support' Same as Andri.h Azmi1995 07:56, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support I totally agree to the forming of Javanese Wikinews 48th ronin 01:19, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support I will try to help. TracySurya 00:27, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support It will surely help preserve this language. Pras 22:54, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support--Reality006 23:08, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Suport I have never seen any internet news in Javanese.. this will be a great start, and also great leap for Javanese itself Mimihitam 09:04, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • Oppose Oppose To early for WikiNews. Please focus on Wikipedia and later maybe if that's large enough you can try WikiNews. --Jeroen 02:17, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Oppose Oppose - Support Wikinews Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Wikinews) first. Kenrick95 04:02, 26 March 2010 (UTC)

General discussion[edit]

Localisation update[edit]

  • Currently 97.56% of the MediaWiki messages and 59.59% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:01, 12 November 2008 (UTC)