Requests for new languages/Wikinews Sicilian

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Sicilian
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 scn (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Sicilian Language name in English
Language name sicilianu 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 Q33973 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Sicilian
  • native label (P1705) = Sicilianu
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, natural language, modern language / Q3117884
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = scn
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 4,700,000


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 Gmelfi (NP) Santu (N) pippu (N) Sarvaturi (N)
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 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 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 phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

The Sicilian language is spoken by nearly five million people in Southern Italy, Malta, and the global Italian diaspora. Largely considered a separate language from Italian, it was very influencial in the medieval period, especially during the reign of Emperor Frederick II (Frederick I of Sicily), who was born and raised in the Kingdom of Sicily, spoke the language, promoted it (Creating the Sicilian school of poetry), and had a Sicilian mother. While most Sicilians today are bilingual in Italian, it is distinct from other Romance languages and has millions of native speakers. The Sicilian edition of Wikipedia has nearly 13,000 articles, and with an autonomist as President of Sicily, it's importance may grow in the near future.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • Support Support The wikipedia in Sicilian already contains in its main page, two updated sections with news from Sicily and Italy and from the world. These sections have been updated by several different users, so there is a critical mass to create and maintain a wikinews in Sicilian. The wikipedai also contain an archive of news from November 2004 to nowdays. --Gmelfi 18:44, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support The idea to carry out the wikinews in sicilian is optimal. I am in agreement for this initiative.--Santu 20:45, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support Thank you to those who have put this proposal forward. As has already been mentioned by Gmelfi (a bureaucrat on scn.wiki), we have kept up a regular news update on the Sicilian langauge wikipedia since late 2004 when scn.wiki was first created. A complete archive is available since that time, as such, this initiative seems but a small step from where we find ourselves today on scn.wiki. pippudoz - (waarom? jus'b'coz!) 10:02, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Ilaria 06:31, 11 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support Yes, I agree with this proposal. Best regards. --Sarvaturi 15:47, 23 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Support Support looks fine :)! good work --.snoopy. 14:31, 8 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Support Mikhailov Kusserow (talk) 04:29, 25 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Support--Reality006 23:15, 3 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Support --Goro! 12:39, 5 June 2010 (UTC)
  • Support Support Shooke 13:53, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

  • I had the idea to propose such a project today, but an anonymous user independently preeded me of a few hours!! He or she probably forgot to log in on meta. --Gmelfi 18:44, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Localisation information[edit]

  • Currently 100.00% of the MediaWiki messages and 96.04% 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 10:56, 12 November 2008 (UTC)