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).
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). 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.
"Wikisource talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
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Cantonese, or Yue Chinese, is a Sinitic language spoken by about 84 million people. There is a Cantonese Wikipedia with a very active community. I believe that the community is willing to develop a Wikisource project by translating classic works in Literary Chinese or Modern Standard Chinese. --Jonashtand (talk) 17:07, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Comment I'm not sure what value there is in opening requests for Wikisources before the oldwikisource page is clearly demanding of a new domain. Go, transcribe and translate there.--Prosfilaes (talk) 11:57, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
User:Prosfilaes: Do you mean all proposals for new Wikisource sites are put on hold? And why? Deryck C. 12:44, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
I mean that all proposals are on hold until they have a successful test project, and Wikisources don't need permission to create a test project. So instead of creating a proposal here now, create a proposal after the need for a new Wikisource can be clearly shown.--Prosfilaes (talk) 16:44, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Comment Something confused, FWIW, in Requests_for_new_languages/Wikisource_Literary_Chinese, @Deryck Chan: said that "I'm not sure what you mean by "test project" - I don't seem to see an Incubator project for Cantonese Wikisource? ... That's the Cantonese landing page for the Multilingual Wikisource, not a proposal for a standalone "Cantonese Wikisource" site. I don't think anything needs to be "closed" in regards to the coverage of Cantonese texts by Wiktionary, though I can see arguments about which site we should host Cantonese texts in ...", I need to know that if this is a seroius Wikisource request or not. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 12:19, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
I think that issue is specific to Kotava Wikipedia. Deryck C. 14:44, 16 June 2020 (UTC)
Chinese Wikisource currently accepts Cantonese literature. But this proposal is slightly different: User:Jonashtand is proposing a new project for Cantonese so that editors can translate classical works into Cantonese. As such, I think the proposal is eligible but I'm personally neutral about it (because I won't have time to contribute to the project). Also I think the current leading database for open-copyright Cantonese literature and translations of classical literature into Cantonese is 粵典文庫. They use an open data licence though one could argue their licence isn't compatible with CC-BY-SA (I am not a lawyer) so I can see why someone might want to duplicate the effort on a WMF site. Deryck C. 12:43, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Indeed, that's the main use case of Cantonese Wikisource I can think of: translating source texts into Cantonese. Hence I agree this is a valid proposal, it's just that I won't have time to work on it. Deryck C. 13:52, 6 July 2020 (UTC)