Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Cyrillic English

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

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:

There is no form of English that is written in Cyrillic. --MF-W 00:26, 30 August 2013 (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 en (SILGlottolog) 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.
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 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 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", 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)


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)Reply[reply]


I assume you can make a font that transliterate English from Latin alphabet into Cyrillic to achieve what you want to achieve? Or if Cyrillic English is actually desirable then there are language converter.C933103 (talk) 23:32, 11 November 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]