Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Pahlavi

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikipedia Pahlavi
submitted verification final decision
Process-stop.svg 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:

Historical language, and not one that overcomes the presumption of ineligibility for historical languages. Project can remain on Incubator. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 22:19, 25 October 2018 (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 pal (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Pahlavi Language name in English
Language name Pārsīg 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 Q32063 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Middle Persian
  • native label (P1705) =
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language / Southwestern Iranian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) =
  • writing system (P282) = Pahlavi scripts, Manichaean alphabet, Avestan alphabet, Inscriptional Pahlavi
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 0


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 Wīkīpediyā "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 Asia/Tehran "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)

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Proposal[edit]

I request from Language committee to create Pahlavi or Middle Persian wikipedia. According to other opened projects, like those in Aramaic, Cherokee, Old English, Inuktitut, Dzongkha, and a wide variety of Germanic and Celtic Languages, please accept my proposal for creating Pahlavi Wikipedia. Please notice that the Language is Language of Zoroastrianism culture. This is Language of Indian Parsis, a monitory that are in "steady decline in their population". And their culture is endangered.

Because of a Book Pahlavi Unicode not exist yet,(probably it is very difficult or expensive for programming), we must use Arabic script or Inscriptional Pahlavi or both.

--Lib5265 (talk) 16:16, 26 June 2018 (UTC)

Discussion[edit]

  1. Symbol support vote.svg Support This project confirms that Pārsīg is language which can be one of official Wikipedia languages. Obviously the main domain (pal.wikipedia.org) encourage Iranians to extend this language in Wikimedia better than ever. User:ariamihr

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