Requests for new languages/Wikisource Old Norse

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Old Norse Wikisource[edit]

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  • 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 non (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Old Norse Language name in English
Language name Norrœnt 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 Q35505 - 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 Continent/City "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.


Lots of public domain material in the language. Understandable for people from the Faroe Islands and Iceland, and in a lesser extent the Scandinavian countries. Sosekopp 13:17, 7 August 2008 (UTC)[reply]


Arguments in favour[edit]

Arguments against[edit]

Reply: Because the Nordic languages are generally mutually intelligible, Old Norse texts written in Norway should go to the Norwegian Wikisource, texts written in Iceland should go to the Icelandic Wikisource, etc.--Seonookim (talk) 04:01, 16 June 2013 (UTC)[reply]
For instance, where should Poetic Edda be in? C933103 (talk) 03:12, 20 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
For everyone who is interested, I've made an Old Norse Wikia here. HorseSnack (talk) 19:55, 31 January 2016 (UTC)[reply]
That's not related to this proposal...C933103 (talk) 20:54, 7 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
If this idea fails, then we could use that. HorseSnack (talk) 16:38, 11 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]
The aim of wikisource is to store materials written in Old Norse, not describe them in Old Norse.C933103 (talk) 17:36, 11 February 2016 (UTC)[reply]

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