Requests for new languages/Wikinews Tatar

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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:

  • 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 tt (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Tatar Language name in English
Language name Татар 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 Q25285 - 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 "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 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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone "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.


--К. П.1 (talk) 14:23, 17 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


@К. П.1: I'm not sure if this Wikinews is needed or not, Wikinews#Languages_that_use_Russian_Wikinews_site_to_serve_their_Wikinews says that there might already have some Tatar news pages on ru.wikinews, if you think that we should found a tt.wikinews, then please explain that what should we do for those pages on ruwikinews. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 02:39, 29 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Спасибо за ответ.--К. П.1 (talk) 07:27, 30 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@К. П.1: Sorry if I missed this page for more than 1 year, but I think saying "thank you very much" isn't helpful, if Russian Wikinews is already acting what the proposed "Tatar Wikinews" is, then creating is weird and I suggest to migrate the test project back to ruwikinews. But if there has benefit to separately launch a tt.wikinews, then these ruwikinews pages in Tatar should consider migrating to the tt.wikinews, and after that, delete on ruwikinews. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:33, 5 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Pinging the editors of that test project @Marat-avgust, StevenJ81, and Frhdkazan:. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:34, 5 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Liuxinyu970226: Thanks for the question. I wouldn't request Tatar Wikinews at the moment, though would love seing this materialize. Most Tatar Wiki-volunteers concentrate own's efforts on Wikipedia, some self-exiled to Wikidata, so piggy-backing on Russian Wikinews' friendly offering seems most effective for the time being. Writing a Russian version first is easy, especially when the team helps with making it neutral and newsy, so post-translated Tatar copy is a much better read. --Frhdkazan (talk) 20:37, 29 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]