Requests for new languages/Wikisource Malay

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Malay Wikisource[edit]

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Proposal summary
  • Language details: Malay (bahasa Melayu, ms ISO 639-1)
  • Editing community: Aviator (NP) Kurniasan (N)
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  • Relevant pages: old Wikisource main page, Malay Wikipedia
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This is a proposal for a new Wikisource project in Malay. There is a localized main page in the multilingual wikisource, though not currently maintained. There are lots of historical and important Malay documents that can be digitized. We have done a bit of work, see oldwikisource:Perlembagaan Persekutuan Malaysia (Constitution of Malaysia). Aviator 20:45, 23 November 2007 (UTC)

Arguments in favour[edit]

We must have wikisource ms, because we need other wikipedia community languages to know that our language wiki is very productive. It is also important, to enrich our Malay language wiki so that other wiki community too will know our beautiful and colourful Malay language culture. So that's why we must have wikisource ms! ASAP. — Imran Al-Sahih 16:35, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I strongly support the creation. Didie 03:06, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Nothing can go against the creation of Wikisource Malay! Izzudin 23:28, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Nothin? An insufficient project in the Incubator will do the trick. GerardM 09:16, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Azmi1995 12:54, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, current number of sources in Malay on the Old Wikisource is 200++. It's time to create its own Wiki. --Kurniasan 19:45, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Support--法尔汉 Aplikasi 14:22, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Support --5662595lai (talk) 08:01, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Arguments against[edit]

  • I DID NOT SUPPORT!!!.. kidding ngehehe Izzudin 23:27, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Only 37 pages on oldwikisource. John Vandenberg 11:30, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
    • I'll upload more ~100 pages once the new wiki is set up. Aviator 17:54, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

General discussion[edit]

  • I don't think we should make a test project at the Incubator. The project already has its home at the Oldwikisource (see oldwikisource:Category:Bahasa Melayu). Moving our project to the Incubator first and then to the new domain would mean unnecessary extra work. Aviator 17:52, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
    • That is reasonable in my (personal) opinion. :) GerardM 20:09, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
      • Shall we move on to the final approval, then? Aviator 23:38, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
        • Wikisources may not be made on Incubator, they have to stay on the OldWikisource. ~~
  • All most used MediaWiki messages has been translated as of r28799. [1] Aviator 13:59, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • When will the new wiki be created? I think all the conditions are met, and we've been waiting since last year. Aviator 23:31, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Localisation effort[edit]

Currently 99.11% of the MediaWiki messages and 4.15% of the messages used in the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation have been localised in Betawiki. Thanks, GerardM 07:20, 4 April 2008 (UTC)