Requests for new languages/Wikisource Sundanese

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Sundanese Wikisource[edit]

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikisource Sundanese

submitted verification final decision
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).

The language committee needs to verify the language is eligible to be approved.

  • Check that the project does not already exist (see list).
  • Obtain an ISO 639 code
  • 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.
  • 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 su (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Sundanese Language name in English
Language name Sunda 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 Q34002 - 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 Wikisource contents in Sundanese 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/Jakarta "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces "Kaca", "Obrolan kaca", "Indéx", "Obrolan Indéx", "Pangarang", "Obrolan Pangarang" 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.


The development of Wikisource content in Sundanese in the multilingual domain has been going on for years and is growing. With a separate subdomain, it is hoped that the development can be more focused and easier for contributors. --Kumincir (talk) 09:27, 6 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I support this proposal since I'm still working a project to transliterate and transcribe Sundanese manuscripts using Wikisource tool -- Ilham.nurwansah (talk) 04:15, 29 July 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Support Sundanese Wikisource is one of the earliest Wikisource in Indonesia (2004), and the earliest to held Wikisource proofreading contests (albeit on Sundanese language has many books, with more are being uploaded from GLAM Indonesia partnership with Sundanese GLAM institutions. Sundanese Wikisource deserves to have it's own domain. On November, there's a batch of new contributors joining. Hopefully most of them will continue proofreading. Bennylin 15:00, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support for Sundanese Wikisource to have its own domain. In early 2023, there was a proofreading competition held in this project. This indirectly increased the number of edits and attracted new contributors to join. Hopefully, things like this will continue in the future. Akbar Soepadhi (talk) 00:46, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]