Requests for new languages/Wikisource Eastern Punjabi

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submitted verification final decision

This proposal has been approved.
The Board of Trustees and language committee have deemed that there is sufficient grounds and community to create the new language project.

A committee member provided the following comment:

  • 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.
  • 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 pa (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Eastern Punjabi Language name in English
Language name ਪੰਜਾਬੀ 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 Q58635 - 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 no indication 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 ਵਿਕੀਸਰੋਤ "Wikisource" in your language
Project namespace ਵਿਕੀਸਰੋਤ usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace ਵਿਕੀਸਰੋਤ ਗੱਲ-ਬਾਤ "Wikisource 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 File:Wikisource-logo-pa-v6.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Kolkata "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.


I think Punjabi Language must have a Wikisource of its own. --Satdeep gill (talk) 09:45, 23 December 2014 (UTC)[reply]

We have been working for some time have and have uploaded many texts on the Multilingual Wikisource. I think its time that we have a separate domain for Punjabi Wikisource. Besides this, a few writers have started donating their books and more will follow.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 15:13, 2 June 2016 (UTC)[reply]

@-jkb-: Many members of the Punjabi community have contributed to Wikisource in the past. Recently, we also organized a meetup focusing on Wikisource. Last month there were 9 active users. --Satdeep Gill (talk) 15:58, 5 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

see pls your talk page in sourceswiki, -jkb- 18:21, 5 December 2016 (UTC)[reply]

Remark from sourceswiki / Oldwikisource: @Millosh:there is an activity with Punjabi texts since 2012 / 2013 (see e.g. here) with a huge amount of pages yet; might be the proposal to edit now on incubator ws/pa could be a bit iritating to the users - somebody would have to move all pages from sourceswiki to the incubator and then, when OK, to move it again to the new url address. -jkb- 23:29, 12 February 2017 (UTC) (bct over there)[reply]

On Incubator it is actually not possible to edit Ws pages at all, that's why I commented on Millosh's comment. --MF-W 16:49, 14 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
@-jkb-: Yes, MF-Warburg is correct. It was my error. --Millosh (talk) 03:35, 20 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Note: @MF-Warburg: Millosh "approved" this project yesterday at Requests for new languages, but neither mentioned on this page, nor created Phabricator request. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 08:39, 27 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]
Ui. --MF-W 22:03, 27 February 2017 (UTC)[reply]