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Latin (Romi) script Konkani pages missing ? Gom Wikipedia[edit]

Dear MF-Warburg Where are the pages in Romi Konkani Script ? The Discover asked if I could volunteer to bring them on the main page. I shall be happy to help import them from the incubator. Only need to know the steps and process to be done. awaiting reply

R Fernandes

Support : Request to include Latin script Konkani in the gom Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Language Committee, Painstakingly I have worked to build up articles in the Latin script Konkani on Gom Wikipedia. I have added more than 800 pages approximately. And also others have contributed. There is a lot of Konkani knowledge available in Latin Script which needs a platform to put it together in one place. This will be accessible to the Konkani speaking community spread world wide. We are not getting any grants. It is our love for our Mother tongue and the desire to make its knowledge accessible to our community worldwide.

The Konkani speaking community located outside India speak the mother tongue Konkani at home. But the script is an issue for them to access. As not all of them can understand the Devanagiri or Kannada Script. The Latin script is internationally known. There are many languages which do not have script of their own but use Latin Script. Tourist and other people who do not know the vernacular scripts will find the Latin script helpful also, Since Goa is also a Tourist destination.

I have used a software to transliterate articles from Latin Konkani to Devanagiri Konkani and these have been posted in the Gom Wikipedia. But as I have mentioned not all can read the Devanagiri or Kannada Script, Latin Script becomes handy since all know the Latin script. It would be injustice to the Konkani language and spread of its knowledge if the Latin Script is not included as many who cannot understand the vernacular script will have no access. They will find Gom Wikipedia unaccessible just becuase of the script. I also intend to continue transliterating literature available now on Gom Wikipedia into Latin Script.

Do consider this earnest and sincere request to include the Latin Script articles of Konkani in the Gom Wikipedia. Together the Devanagiri and Latin Script Konkani will enrich each other for the spread of knowledge in Konkani to Konkani speaking community which are spread all over the world. They are mostly settled in Canada, United Kingdom, Portugal, Australia, USA, Pakistan and the Middle East. These people do not know the vernacular script but know the Latin Script and will be able to read and understand Knowledge in their Mother tongue - Konkani. Hope Wikipedia does no injustice to the Latin Script Konkani articles. It is already suffering due to suppression from various sources.

Hope the Language Committee does not suppress the Latin Script Konkani which has been used for more than 400 years and is still being used daily

Thanking you in anticipation of a positive action

Rosario Fernandes

Creating pages is too complicated[edit]

Suppose a new user wants to create a new page. They type a plain title into the search box, and it tells them that they need to log in, and then set preferences so that "we can tell you which page you can create". Well, perhaps they figure out the whole prefixes system, and then they search for a title including the correct prefix. Even if they've already created an account by this point, they will still be given the message "Please set your test wiki preference so we can tell you which page you can create!", even though the prefix is right there. So, suppose they click the link to preferences, and log in or create account if they haven't yet done so. The page contains a large "Basic information" containing all sorts of stuff, and then a complicated "Internationalisation" section requiring the user to set an ISO 639 code (a term which most users probably don't even recognize) into the "Test wiki language" (and not the "Language" box) buried in that section. And then they click save, and then they can create pages.

In reality, most will have given up by this point. This is obviously a serious problem.

So here are my proposals:

  1. If a user searches for a title that contains a valid prefix, have the create-page link right there. Modify MediaWiki:Wminc-search-nocreate-nopref as necessary.
  2. If the user searches for a title without a valid prefix, put a dropdown or something right there on the search page. If the user was searching from an existing test wiki, assume by default that's probably the one the user wants.
  3. Add a special page which sets the user's test wiki simply by being there, so that people can be invited to help with a test wiki by being sent a simple link.
  4. For users who don't have a test wiki set, add an accessible link (perhaps in the sidebar) to set the currently-viewed test wiki as the user's test wiki.
  5. Allow IPs to set cookie-based test wiki preferences. Do it with plain javascript if necessary.

--Yair rand (talk) 16:44, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

These are good ideas. The best way to get them implemented is by writing a patch to the Incubator extension, if you can program, I daresay. --MF-W {a, b} 23:47, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes, adding all those prefixes in the wikilinks and categories makes editing in Incubator much more cumbersome than it is in the main Wikipedia. If there is some way to get rid of the prefixes, and make Incubator wikis simple like the main Wikipedia, it would make it much easier to get non-coders to participate. --Djembayz (talk) 00:26, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Indeed. IMHO the goal of Incubator should be to make it as close to a normal subdomain as possible. Unfortunately, there haven't been many software developments towards this for several years now. --MF-W {a, b} 01:03, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

References template[edit]

I'm having problems with Referencing in the Dagbani Test Wikipedia. The usual Template:Reflist template does not work. I need help.
Masssly (talk) 11:10, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

SignWriting Keyboard on Wp/ase[edit]

The ASL Wikipedia (Wp/ase) is very much in need of an input method to allow editors to actually do anything, so I've been working on one (User:Yair_rand/SWKB.js) for the past year or so. I'm giving a presentation regarding it tomorrow at the SignWriting symposium, which will be a great opportunity to potentially recruit a whole lot of editors, assuming the input method is turned on by default by then. So, if an admin could edit the relevant JS page (copying the contents of this to MediaWiki:Wp/ase/Common.js) within the next 18 hours or so, that would be very helpful. --Yair rand (talk) 20:32, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello Mr Yair rand ! I can create it, if do you want.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 21:04, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Are you an administrator? If so, yes, I would very much like it to be created. --Yair rand (talk) 21:07, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
I am translate admin--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 21:11, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
Please see it , its ok or not ,need to change.--Ibrahim khashrowdi (talk) 21:35, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
It is fine. Thank you very much. --Yair rand (talk) 22:47, 20 July 2015 (UTC)

Tunisian Wikipedia (Wp/aeb) and Wiktionary (Wt/aeb)[edit]

We will do our projects in Tunisian Arabic in Arabic Script. I had found a solution so that all the Tunisian People who do not have an Arabic Layout can contribute to Wikipedia and Wiktionary and I have also found a solution for major linguistic problems.

So, I would like to remove my application to support aeb-latn and work on aeb. I ask about what I should do.

Yours Sincerely,

--Csisc (talk) 13:15, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

We made a software that can convert Latin Script to Arabic Script. So, we can use Wikipedia Language Converter. However, we need someone who can translate the software from javascript to PHP and we need someone to implement it.--Csisc (talk) 12:49, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Csisc Create a ticket and tag with project mediawiki-language-converter. Mjbmr Talk 14:09, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
Mjbmr: Thank you very much. --Csisc (talk) 15:00, 11 August 2015 (UTC)
I ask if I can explain the words in French in a Tunisian Wiktionary... --Csisc (talk) 12:40, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
Well, consider how other Wiktionaries do it. --MF-W {a, b} 20:56, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

Wikidata sources with incubators project[edit]

I make template with Wikidata sources. In incubators project not allow direct link with Wikidata. How get wikidata code (ex wikidata:Q649) in my template?--Kaftaj (talk) 10:11, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

I think as long as bug T54971 is not resolved, this is a problem with "arbitrary access". It might be useful to ask on d:Wikidata:Contact_the_development_team. --MF-W {a, b} 22:05, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

Am looking for Wikipedia in Esan language[edit]

The one descirbed here [1] Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (please reply on my talk page) 01:13, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

It would be at Wp/ish, if we had it. --MF-W {a, b} 23:02, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. I will see what I can do. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (please reply on my talk page) 04:06, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

HotCat for Wt/lad[edit]

Hi everyone, I would like to implement HotCat for the Ladino Wiktionary project. It desperately needs it as it has many categories and it is quite difficult and time consuming to add them manually. I don't know how to do it, so I would be very grateful if anybody could give me a hand with it. Thank you very much. --Universal Life (talk) 09:19, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

@Universal Life: You can add HotCat yourself as a Gadget under Special:Preferences. —Justin (koavf)TCM 16:36, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Justin, thank you very much :) --Universal Life (talk) 20:17, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

@Universal Life: Thank you--I love Spanish and I would like to learn more about Ladino in the future. I'm glad that you're doing this work. —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:46, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

@Universal Life: I mentioned this project on es.wikt. —Justin (koavf)TCM 18:30, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Moving a page[edit]

Vær så venlig at flytte „Wp/jut/Encyclopædi” til „Wp/jut/Encyklopædi”. Jeg har lavet en stavefejl og kan ikke rette den. Det er godt at efterlade en omdirigering. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jyllanj (discussioncontribs) 13:19, 23 September 2015 (UTC).

@Jyllanj: Yes check.svg Done. —Justin (koavf)TCM 13:31, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Tak for det!



I'd like to make some translations, preferably from English to French. How do I proceed? Is there any need? Thanks.

I suggest you start by logging in. --OWTB (talk) 06:35, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks All of the sister projects to this one have mw:Extension:Translate which makes translating a smoother process. Also, you can check out translatewiki:. —Justin (koavf)TCM 14:51, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Special:Translate is the interface of the extension mentioned. --MF-W {a, b} 21:26, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

Westrn Balochi language[edit]


I am asking result for approving west. balochi language wikipedia (Wp/bgn), can anyone answer please! thanx.--Ibrahim Khashrowdi (TalK) 20:20, 6 October 2015 (UTC)