Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Hanja 3

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Discuss the creation of this language project on this page. Votes will be ignored when judging the proposal. Please provide arguments or reasons and be prepared to defend them (see the Language proposal policy).

The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.

  • Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
  • Obtain an ISO 639 code
  • Ensure the requested language is sufficiently unique that it could not exist on a more general wiki.
  • Ensure that there are a sufficient number of native editors of that language to merit an edition in that language.
  • 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 ko-kore (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Hanja Language name in English
Language name 韓國語(國漢文) 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 Q485619 - 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 Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name 위키百科 "Wikipedia" in your language
Project namespace 위키百科 usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace 위키百科討論 "Wikipedia talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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/Seoul "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.


This was proposed previously but closed, with the reason cited "'Hanja' is not a separate language. As the Korean language today is written with mostly Hangul characters and a bit of Hanja, it makes no sense to create a Hanja-only wiki." However, this wikipedia will be written in Korean Mixed Script not Hanja and the reason for the wikipedia not being created because it is not a separate language doesn't make sense as the Mongolian Traditional Script Wikipedia was approved while it is clearly not a separate language. Also, compared to a population 10 million mongols, there are 50 million people in Korea and most of them can read hanja especially those in academia, and this excludes Chinese and Japanese foreign learners of Korean. In the previous request most people were in favor of its creation and the only strong argument against it was that it was not a separate language, but since the precedent of the Traditional Mongolian Script wiki has been set, this should no longer be a requirement. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Josh1897 (talk) 30 October 2022, 22:46 (UTC)