Requests for new languages/Wikisource Walloon

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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 wa (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Walloon Language name in English
Language name walon 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 Q34219 - 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 Wikisourd "Wikisource" in your language
Project namespace Wikisourd usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace Wikisourd copene "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 File:Wikisource-logo-caption-wa.svg This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Europe/Brussels "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces Page → Pådje / Page talk → Pådje copene / Index → Indek / Index talk → Indek copene / Author → Oteur / Author talk → Oteur copene 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 there are already enough works to transcribe to justify an independent project. Others hundred books and texts will be imported in next years. I know that there are not many active users, but it shouldn't be a trouble. I notify walloon users who are interested by this request : @Lucyin, Srtxg, Èl-Gueuye-Noere, and Athelsatn: Greetings, Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 07:19, 13 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


It has been online for quite some time and growing steadily. There is has been a continuous editing level since May 2018. --OosWesThoesBes (talk) 05:52, 14 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Support, this language is very import for Belgian interests, though I doubt if it's okay to approve for now, due to lack of several active contributors. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 11:04, 23 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just note that @Reptilien.19831209BE1 and Ooswesthoesbes: per langcom talk page, this request will just be approved without eligibility checking. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 04:12, 27 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
It's a good new :-) I wondering what is going to happen now ? Do we need to do something especially ? Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 06:21, 27 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Reptilien.19831209BE1: You need to translate two messages of [1]. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:17, 27 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 08:04, 27 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

User:Reptilien.19831209BE1 and User:Èl-Gueuye-Noere: Could you please check and complete the settings (visible when you Expand the table at the top of the page? Notably, namespace translations are required. --MF-W 16:35, 3 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MF-Warburg: i think it's good now, isn't it? Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 16:45, 3 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@MF-Warburg: I've verified, and all seems correct in the table. --Èl-Gueuye-Noere (talk) 19:56, 3 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Also the translations for the "Page / Page talk" and "Index / Index talk" namespaces please. --MF-W 10:30, 4 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Done Reptilien.19831209BE1 (talk) 11:06, 4 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]