Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Aldorian

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Aldorian

submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been rejected.
This decision was taken by the language committee in accordance with the Language proposal policy based on the discussion on this page.

A committee member provided the following comment:

No valid ISO 639 code found, rejected under the LPP for artificial languages; no sufficient proof at all including the speaker community or widely used enough, etc. --Sotiale (talk) 12:09, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[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 al (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Aldorian Language name in English
Language name aroldro 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 Q150 - 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 Uikipedia "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikipedia 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 GMT-5 "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.


I want to start a new language, the "Aldorian". I would like more people to know it even if it is just an invented and slightly improvised language. The RicaMariWana--RicaMariWana (talk) 14:22, 30 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


@RicaMariWana: Is this a typo on calling the language name? iso639-3:ald is Alladian, not "Aldorian", I guess you may want to have an Alladian Wikipedia? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:07, 25 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Languages must have ISO 639-3 codes, which Aldorian doesn't. Also, newly invented languages without a community won't get an ISO 639-3 code or a Wikipedia.--Prosfilaes (talk) 01:23, 28 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Oppose This language doesn't even exist at all, also invaild item --Theblackmidi72 (talk) 03:02, 29 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • You either created a test request, or you'd better go to Incubator Plus 2.0 which is a perfect place to store marginal (at best) Wikipedia projects. Your language if exists doesn't even have an ISO code. --Wolverène (talk) 08:26, 7 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]