Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Cantonese

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main page Request for a new language edition: Wikiquote Cantonese
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 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.

A committee member provided the following comment:

The question of whether the project ends up (in the short run) as yue.wikiquote or zh-yue.wikiquote is irrelevant to its eligibility. Project is definitely eligible. Please contribute to the test project at incubator:Wq/yue. For LangCom: StevenJ81 (talk) 16:00, 14 November 2017 (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 yue (SILEthnologue) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Cantonese Language name in English
Language name 粵語 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 Q9186 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Cantonese
  • native label (P1705) = 粵語, 粵文
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = dialect / Yuehai dialects
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = zh-yue, yue
  • writing system (P282) = written Cantonese, Cantonese Braille
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 72,893,210


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 維基語錄 "Wikiquote" in your language
Project namespace 維基語錄 usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace 維基語錄討論 "Wikiquote talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes Files should be uploaded to Commons, but if you want, you can enable local file uploading.
Notes: (1) files on Commons can be used on all wikis; (2) this setting can be changed afterwards; (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:Wikiquote-logo.svg 135x135 PNG derivative from a decent SVG image (instructions)
Default project timezone Asia/Hong Kong and Asia/Macau "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 maniphest task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Proposal[edit]

Cantonese is a great language, it had a long time of history. I, Gabriel Lee, would like to build the Cantonese version of Wikiquote for the good example in the Cantonese version of Wikipedia. Here is the test wiki, it is not finished building yet since all of the policies are missing and there is less quotes. But do not forget that the are ~100 million of Cantonese spekers all over the world. Hope you may support our request, thank you!

Discussion[edit]

support
  • Support--安可對話中文維基百科用戶) 06:42, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Being a Cantonese Wikipedia user, I will surely vote for Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support. LC (talk) 10:09, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
  • support though at incubator.wikimedia, rather than as a standalone at this point of time. I also note the other Chinese language wikis at wikiquote are all in the form zh-xxx and would think that such a pattern would continue presumably be zh-yue.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:33, 13 August 2016 (UTC)
  • Strong support for yue.wikiquote.org! --173.55.239.44 18:11, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
oppose
  • Oppose reason can be found at this Phabricator link. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:25, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
    • So you oppose creating a new wiki at yue.wikiquote.org because a wiki at zh-yue.wikipedia.org should be renamed? --MF-W 13:12, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Questions/comments[edit]