Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Doteli

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submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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 dty (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Doteli Language name in English
Language name डोटेली 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 Q18415595 - 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 विकिपीडिया "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace विकिपीडिया usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace विकिपीडिया_वार्ता "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 Asia/Kathmandu "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.

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Doteli is an Indo-Aryan language. It is spoken in Nepal. This is one of the major languages of Nepal. There is a very broad range of people who speak this language. Mostly people from western part of Nepal speak this language. It has 2.5 million native speakers as of 2000, of which 1.8 million were in Nepal.Biplab Anand (Talk to me) 08:49, 14 November 2014 (UTC)[reply]


Neutral comments[edit]

@MacRusgail: Please recheck again. R.P.Joshi talk 09:18, 5 February 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Logo for Approval[edit]

Doteli Wikipedia Logo in Devanagari.

Doteli Wikipedia Logo in Devanagari script.

  1. Support --Bijay Chaurasia (Talk) 11:54, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Support--Janak Bhatta (talk) 12:30, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  3. SupportR.P.Joshi talk 13:06, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Support--Biplab Anand (Talk) 15:51, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Support--Nirajan pant (talk) 16:37, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Support--Saroj Uprety (talk) 01:45, 12 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Support--Ramesh S.Bohara (talk) 01:44, 15 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Support --Cyrus noto3at bulaga (talk) 02:13, 27 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

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