Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Capiznon

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Capiznon Wikipedia

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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 and will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert.

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
Language code cps (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Capiznon Language name in English
Language name Capiceño 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 Q2937525 - 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 Ethnologue Report for Capiceño 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 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 "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.

Arguments in favour

  • Support Support It's the fastest language in the Peripheral Visayan Language Family.
  • Support Support It has distinct and unique vocabulary that other languages can hardly understand.
  • Support Support There are more than 600,000 native speakers in Capiz, Northern Iloilo, and Southern Masbate.
  • Support Support I am supporting Capisano Wikipedia and I am going to help in the development of this language wiki Oxyzen 13:22, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support We need to clear that Capiznon and Hiligaynon are two related but they are both separate languages in terms of vocabulary, accent and has a bit of grammar differences.
  • Support Support Native speakers of Capiznon have the competency and willingness to contribute to this project in the long-term. Hence the Capiznon language deserves to be given the opportunity and priviledge to have its own language edition of Wikipedia along with the existing Philippino languages such as Bikol, Cebuano, and so on. --Jose77 23:08, 26 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Definitely. Capiznon is well considered to be outside the realm of the Hiligaynon language, and with what I currently see from the project right now, it definitely deserves a go. --Sky Harbor 07:58, 15 April 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Chabi 06:21, 4 September 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Once this has started the only major Panay language is Aklanon.--23prootie 22:11, 21 November 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support 100 % support --U.Steele 21:34, 29 July 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support Support Ethnologue and the Summer Institute of Linguistics give a 20% lexical difference to determine separate languages. This is not absolute as there is, for example, only a 9% lexical difference between Spanish and Portuguese - the same difference between Hiligaynon and Capiznon. Catalan has a 15% lexical difference from Spanish and is considered a different language. (Ref. SIL and DILA.) --Aswang 17:11, 21 January 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support, Filipino languages have all done well.Luciferwildcat (talk) 03:37, 31 March 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arguments against

Other discussion

Localisation update

Currently 100% of the "most used" messages have been localised. GerardM 16:08, 21 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]