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Min Dong Wikisource[edit]

submitted verification final decision

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.

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.

  • 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 cdo (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Min Dong Language name in English
Language name Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄ 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 Q36455 - 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 LTR 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 "Wikisource" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikisource 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 This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Shanghai "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.


Much written material of Min Dong is available, and Min Dong Wikisource will certainly let more people know about it. Previous discussions are all positive. --GnuDoyng 13:55, 21 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Arguments in favor[edit]

Arguments against[edit]

General discussion[edit]

  • Gnu Doyng, Would you please give examples of what you are going to put there?----Hillgentleman 16:53, 24 November 2006 (UTC)[reply]
  • Gnu Doyng, is there a chinese form of fuzhou hua? I'm a fuzhounese, but i have difficult time reading romanized fuzhounese, it would be really helpful if you put up a chinese version of fuzhounese. I know there is one, cus i saw it on a teaching website... unsigned by 04:44, 26 November 2006.
Hello, for your interest, please check out this link: http://seng-ging.spaces.live.com/
This is where I put Min Dong Bible text before the "cdo.wikisource.org" is granted. --GnuDoyng 11:21, 4 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]
I'm putting text here: [1], since I must work on wikisource.org first. --GnuDoyng 15:28, 5 January 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Localisation effort[edit]

Currently 38.57% of the MediaWiki messages and 5.23% of the messages used in the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation have been localised at Betawiki. Thanks, GerardM 07:22, 4 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]