Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Braille

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Braille
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg 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:

Braille is not a language, but a writing system for languages. Unlike the Sign languages, Braille could be relatively easily transliterated from particular written language. I suggest creating an initiative to make Braille accessible on regular Wikimedia projects pages; for example Wikipedia in Braille. --Millosh (talk) 13:00, 20 January 2017 (UTC)
  • 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  (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Braille Language name in English
Language name ⠃⠗⠁⠊⠇⠇⠑ 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 Q79894 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = braille
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = binary code, tactile alphabet, character encoding / 1829 braille
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) =
  • number of speakers (P1098) =


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 ⠺⠊⠅⠊⠏⠑⠙⠊⠁ "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.
Optional settings
Project logo 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Continent/City "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)

Discussion[edit]

Braille is not a language, it's a script which can be used to write many languages. It's not clear to me how useful it would be (I would expect people who use braille to be using a screen reader connected to braille display which can already convert their language to braille), but if there is a good reason to add braille output, then it should be done as part of existing Wikipedias. - Nikki (talk) 15:31, 5 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Oppose too, per above, we should start a Braille wiki at wikia: instead of using WMF instance, and as far as I know it's unlikely that sil can approve a code for Braille. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:07, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
  • Comment ISO 15924 gives a code for Braille. en-Brai woud mean English written in Braille orthography. Evertype (talk) 20:16, 20 January 2017 (UTC)