Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Arwi
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- 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||(SIL, Glottolog)||A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...|
|Language name||Arwi||Language name in English|
|Language name||لسان الأروي||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||Q2640907 - 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||no indication||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||"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||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.
|Project logo||File:Wikipedia svg logo-agq.svg||This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).|
|Default project timezone||UTC+05:30||"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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)|
Arwi is mainly spoken the by the Sri Lankan Moors. It has a rich and long history.
Arguments in Favor
Arwi (لسان الأروي lisān-ul-arwī or lisān al-arwi; lit. "the Arwi tongue"; அரபு-தமிழ் arabu-tamil or Arabo-Tamil) is a written register of the Tamil language that uses an Arabic alphabet. It typically has extensive lexical influences from the Arabic language. Arwi was used extensively by the Muslim minority of Tamil Nadu state of India and Sri Lanka. The majority of Madrasas still teach the basics of Arwi as part of their curricula.
Super strong oppose No need to create another Tamil language Wikipedia! --188.8.131.52 20:09, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
- Oppose There's no ISO 639-3 code for Arwi, and is there anyone who still use Arabic script to write Tamil? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 03:47, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
- I have included Tamil as part of this list of languages which are written in multiple writing systems.
I recommend that a Tamil script to Arwi Arabic converter be created and installed on Tamil Wikipedia to enable all Tamil articles there to be read in the Arabic script at the click of a tab (eg. Serbian Wikipedia, Kurdish Wikipedia). --Ernesztina (talk) 03:32, 30 September 2016 (UTC)