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main page Request for a new language edition: New wiki request

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  • The community needs to develop an [[incubator:W/{{{language_code}}}|active test project]]; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). 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:Portal:{{{language_code}}}|translatewiki]], [[toolforge:codelookup/{{{language_code}}}|check completion]]).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Proposal
Language code {{{language_code}}} ([[iso639-3:{{{language_code}}}|SIL]], [[glottolog:{{{language_code}}}|Glottolog]]) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name [[:en:{{{language_English}}} language|{{{language_English}}}]] Language name in English
Language name 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 please add  | language_Wikidata=    [[:d:Special:Search/{{{language_English}}} (language OR dialect OR orthography)|(search)]] 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.
Settings
Project name {{{project_native}}} "Wikiproject" in your language
Project namespace {{{ns_project}}} usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace {{{ns_project_talk}}} "Wikiproject talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes/no/admin 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", 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 (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Template documentation

Usage

The comment field in this template should only be used by members of the Language committee , since it is an official message.

This template is used on requests for new wikis, to give information about the language and the subdomain settings. Use this:

{{new wiki request
| status           = open
| comment          = <!-- leave this to language committee members -->
| language_code    = fr
| language_code3   = fra
| language_English = French
| language_native  = français
| language_Wikidata= Q150
| new_language     = yes/no <!-- usually yes if it's a Wikipedia, otherwise usually no -->
| directionality   = LTR <!--LTR = "left to right"; "RTL" for right-to-left scripts.-->
| project_English  = Wikipedia
| project_native   = Wikipédia
| ns_project       = 
| ns_project_talk  = 
| enable_upload    = yes/no/admin
| logo             = File:...
| timezone         = Continent/City
| add_namespaces   = 
| add_settings     = 
| category = <!-- used for wikisource and wikiversity -->
}}

Additional notes

  • "new_language" is whether it is a completely new language for Wikimedia (i.e. there is not yet a project in this language), usually when creating a new Wikipedia.
  • "language_native" is actually only needed when "new_language" is "yes"

Optional:

  • "url" to override the default site URL
  • "interfacelang" if it is different from the subdomain
  • A link to Phabricator (with the settings pre-filled) is added when the status is set to approved
  • For Wikisource and Wikiversity, use "category" and maybe also "main_page"
  • Optional parameters "community" and "links" for converting old proposals

Some simple words or short sentences are translatable on Template:New wiki request/translation.


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Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
The English name of a projectproject_English

no description

Suggested values
Wikipedia Wiktionary Wikiquote Wikibooks Wikisource Wikinews Wikiversity Wikivoyage
Default
Wikipedia
Linerequired
The native name of the projectproject_native

The native name of the project. For example, "Wikipedia" in Russian is "Википедия".

Linesuggested
language_codelanguage_code

no description

Linerequired
statusstatus

Possible values: open, waiting, old, stale, rejected, eligible, approved

Suggested values
open waiting old stale rejected eligible approved
Default
open
Linerequired
new_languagenew_language

no description

Suggested values
yes no
Linerequired
commentcomment

no description

Unknownsuggested
categorycategory

no description

Unknownoptional
main_pagemain_page

no description

Unknownoptional
language_nativelanguage_native

no description

Unknownrequired
interfacelanginterfacelang

no description

Unknownoptional
language_code3language_code3

Optional. Add this if the language has both a three-letter and a two-letter language code.

Lineoptional
English Wikipedia article titlewtitle

no description

Linesuggested
language_Englishlanguage_English

no description

Example
This is the name of the English Wikipedia article about the language without the word "language. For example, if the English Wikipedia article about the language is "Swahili language", then the value here must be "Swahili".
Linesuggested
language_Wikidatalanguage_Wikidata

no description

Linesuggested
directionalitydirectionality

no description

Suggested values
ltr rtl top to bottom
Default
ltr
Linesuggested
communitycommunity

no description

Unknownoptional
linkslinks

no description

Unknownoptional
urlurl

no description

Unknownoptional
ns_projectns_project

no description

Unknownoptional
ns_project_talkns_project_talk

no description

Unknownoptional
enable_uploadenable_upload

no description

Unknownoptional
logologo

no description

Unknownoptional
timezonetimezone

no description

Unknownoptional
add_namespacesadd_namespaces

no description

Unknownoptional
add_settingsadd_settings

no description

Unknownoptional
langnamelangname

no description

Unknownoptional