Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Cyrillic English

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Cyrillic English
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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:

There is no form of English that is written in Cyrillic. --MF-W 00:26, 30 August 2013 (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 en (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Cyrillic English Language name in English
Language name Инглиш 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 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 Ликипидя "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 Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (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", 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 maniphest task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal[edit]

Nowadays many people can read Cyrillic texts [1]and it is getting more popular to write in Cyrillic (especially in one's nicks) thus we should start a new language.

Arguments in favour[edit]

  • It enables Russians to sing English lyrics more easily: [2].

Arguments Against[edit]

  • Oppose for the following reasons:
1. English is neither listed in the Official languages of Russia, nor in the unofficial languages of Russia.
2. Their is no history of English immigrants settling within the Russian or Soviet occupied regions. Hence there never existed an English minority group within the Russosphere. If Alaska had remained part of Russia till today and English gold/oil miners settled into Alaskan territory, then it would be a different story.
3. All English/American expats in Russia today still read and write in the latin alphabet. The Russian government does not compel them to write English in cyrillic, do they?

--Philip J (talk) 07:15, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

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