Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Fataluku

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Fataluku Wikipedia[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Fataluku
submitted verification final decision
Applications-system.svg 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, will verify the test project content with a reliable neutral source, such as a professor or expert and notify the Board of Trustees for a possible veto.

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
Proposal
Language code ddg (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Fataluku 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 Q35353 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Fataluku
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Fataluku-Oirata languages
  • 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 Ivan Zeruwsky(P), cristovao(N)
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 Fataluku Community and language with Fataluku/English and English/Fataluku wordlists 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 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 File:... 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)

Proposal[edit]

Replace this line with your opening argument in favour of the new project.

Discussion[edit]

Arguments in favour[edit]

  1. Support Support I´am a native speaker and i realy want our language Fataluku that was spoken by more 30000 people in District Lospalos, Timor Leste and i know this language is a amazing gift from our ancestors. I hope you guys can help us to aprove this language to be Fataluku Wikipedia. thanks so much !! Ivan Zeruwsky 01:10, 27 September 2010 (UTC)(N)
  2. Support Support The Fataluku is a language of the great family of origin papua, for that reason when they speak this language has some similarity with other language like Makasae and Makalero in Timor-Leste. Majority people of District Lautem communicates with that language and at this time there is also Bible written in language Fataluku similar with the liturgy of Mass and other songs. cristovao(N)
  3. Support Support : Native speakers of Fataluku have the competency and willingness to contribute to this project in the long-term. Hence the Fataluku language deserves to be given the opportunity and priviledge to have its own language edition of Wikipedia along with the existing East Timorese language such as Tetun. --Jose77 04:00, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

Other discussion[edit]

  • translatewiki.net doesn't support this language yet, but it appears on Ethnologue, so i added a request to support it: http://translatewiki.net/wiki/Thread:Support/Adding_Fataluku_(ddg) . --Amir E. Aharoni 12:30, 16 October 2010 (UTC)
    • The language is eligible (native supporters, active test project). One of the native contributors, please register at Translatewiki and add a request in the thread mentioned by Amir, and you can start translating the interface. :-) Jon Harald Søby 13:04, 16 October 2010 (UTC)