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  • English: Feel free to ask anything below, preferably in English or one of the other main world languages. See Incubator:Administrators to request access or to rename your account. See Help:Contents or Help:Manual for help in general.
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Template Translation for Incubator[edit]

I am unable to translate this template: fr:Modèle:Infobox Graphème into english and khowar. Can anybody translate this from french language to english. This template is necessary for creating pages of six uniquely pronounced special characters of Khowar Language, Please translate this into english so that i'll translate this into Khowar language. This template is only available in French Wikipedia. Regards -- RAChitrali 01:41, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
I'll try to tackle in the next day or two. What I think I'd like to do is this:
  • You create a template page in the Khowar test where you would like this to go. (You can create it with simple text like "placeholder".)
  • I will import the template from French Wikipedia, then translate it in place into English.
  • Then you translate it in place to Khowar.
OK? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:02, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@Rachitrali: Stock post message.svg Doing...  Didn't hear from you. Imported to User:StevenJ81/Modèle:Infobox Graphème along with a documentation subpage. This will take a while; please be patient. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:49, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
I want to create in khowar like this[1] Thanks --RAChitrali 15:56, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Rachitrali: Do you still want this? StevenJ81 (talk) 14:49, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
@StevenJ81:, yes sir--RAChitrali 08:58, 25 September 2017 (UTC)

SIL: new code approvals for January 2018 now released[edit]

SIL has issued its annual code approvals and updates. They can be found here.

  • Note that this page on SIL's website does not include the previously announced approval of Montenegrin (cnr), which was approved as an ISO 639–3 code about a month ago subsequent to its approval as an ISO 639–2 code.

StevenJ81 (talk) 08:13, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Wow, it looks like we can recreate our Toki Pona Wikipedia! —Justin (koavf)TCM 08:36, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
I wouldn't suggest that, and I don't know if LangCom would support that. (Remember: conlangs are not automatically entitled to projects, even with codes.) StevenJ81 (talk) 09:52, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
That was a joke. Maybe too subtle or unfunny. :/ —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:53, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Pashto Wikivoyage[edit]

As an administrator in Wy/ps I was just thinking that: if there is any objections against Pashto Wikivoyage it's not a problem we will be glad to hear, but it is difficult to wait with out any answer, please tell us any news, thank you very much:)) Khan(talk) 20:59, 30 January 2018 (UTC)

Is this a question about the final approval of the project? --MF-W {a, b} 13:40, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
Yes. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:43, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Pashto Wikivoyage 2[edit]

Hell Please do something for Pashto Wikivoyage, help Pashto Wikivoyage and please tell us what happens many people wants Pashto Wikivoyage including StevenJ81, and our community work really hard to get the project we are adding much content as possible every time. Thank you very much Khan (talk) 06:21, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Test wiki[edit]

I created a test wiki, but somehow I can't edit it. Why? Собик 11:58, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

You cannot edit it because ru-lat is not a valid language code. Additionally, the Language Committee has previously rejected a proposal for a Latinized Russian Wikipedia (see m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Latinized Russian). Basically, you have two choices:
  • Create your project at Incubator Plus on Wikia, where the rules are less restrictive
  • Create a new proposal at Meta (i.e., m:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Latinized Russian 2). My guess is that unless you are prepared to accept a speedy rejection, it will take LangCom a minimum of a year to work its way up to this proposal, and at that you have only a minimal chance of acceptance. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:00, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
    • I wonder if automatic converter may be retrofitted into Russian wiki. Before Chinese Wikipedia got traditional-simplified converter, split versions would diverge the edits, thus retrofitting a converter to have one wiki.--Jusjih (talk) 04:37, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
    • No, we don't want ru-lat. --MF-W {a, b} 18:18, 8 April 2018 (UTC)
      • Thanks for a lesson about different scripts in a language. Chinese wikis do not want Pinyin converter and Korean wikis do not want hanja converter, either. Searching online off Wiki will get converters.--Jusjih (talk) 03:20, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Ancash Quechua Wikipedia[edit]

Now there are 2 Ancash Quechua Wikipedias, The codes are qwh and qxn, I proposed unify both in qwh , What do you think? -- Michael junior obregon pozo (talk) 17:22, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Administrator note: I would like to point out the following:
  • Language code qwh is listed at SIL as Huaylas Ancash Quechua.
  • Language code qxn is listed at SIL as Northern Conchucos Ancash Quechua, and has been in use on Incubator for a while as code for a test project in Ancash Quechua, apparently mixed varieties, of which Huaylas Ancash is one.
I have requested that Michael poll the community to confirm that it is comfortable merging these into a single test project. If the community agrees, we will need to make sure all of the content from the merged test is incorporated into the single test. StevenJ81 (talk) 18:01, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support There are too many member language codes of Quechua macrolanguage, so it's better to merge projects to not more than 10 sublanguages editons. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:19, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done @Michael junior obregon pozo: I think you can go ahead on this. A question here:
Do you propose that this test will stand for all Ancash Quechua varieties? (There are six language codes listed in the English Wikipedia article.)
For the purpose of taking care of this,
(1) I am marking you as test administrator on Wp/qxn to add to that status on Wp/qwh, so that you can manage the cleanup yourself.
(2) Please make sure that all content within Wp/qxn is moved to Wp/qwh, and fixed if necessary to match the language standard.
(3) For the time being, when you move pages from qxn to qwh, leave redirects behind in qxn so that anyone who happens by looking for content in qxn will get to it more easily. Eventually we'll get rid of all of that, but it doesn't need to happen immediately.
(4) When you are finished moving content in Wikipedia projects, please check to see if there are other projects in qxn that should also be moved.
Thank you for your prompt handling of the situation. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:44, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Dynamic Page List[edit]

This is an important extension for the development of Wikinews, but it is not yet available on Incubator. Do you have any plans to deploy this extension? Quenhitran (talk) 09:08, 24 February 2018 (UTC)

@Ymnes, LIVE NIEUWS: I don't see it installed, but I thought it was in use when Dutch Wikinews was still here. Help from Dutch Wikinews guys ... StevenJ81 (talk) 15:22, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@Quenhitran, StevenJ81: We use it a lot on our main page and in the template DPL-this which is used in about 900 categories yet. @Quenhitran, it doesn't work perfectly by the way. The problem is that it uses the date when an article was added to a category, in stead of the creation date of the article. A good example can be seen here. The category was created on 6 December 2017 and on this date 4 articles were put in this category. On 24 December 2017 and 3 February 2018 a new article was created and added to this category. This is in spite of the fact we use "ordermethod=created" (see here). Can this be repaired and can you help with that? A good place to talk would be in the Editors Room or at the talk page of Template:DPL-this Your help is very welcome! :-) Ymnes (talk) 18:08, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi StevenJ81, nice to see you again, it's a long time ago! Dynamic Page List worked when Dutch Wikinews was in Incubator. Normally it's already available here; I saw the Croatian Wikinews in Incubator uses DPL : Template:Wn/hr/Glavna stranica/Prvi dio. Have you tried it, Quenhitran? Livenws (talk) 20:27, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Language-Specific Discussions[edit]

Hi, is there a language-specific equivalent of the community forums (I've seen the Community Portal and Talk pages so far)? I haven't found the answer in the FAQ for this, and I don't think the Manual covers it either.

Here is why I was looking for this feature: The language I am working on does not have an official, in-use dictionary, and in cases where technical and scientific terms don't have accessible translations, I wanted to propose a word (and document it). However, I didn't want to use proposed words in a page prior to discussing it with others working on the incubator, and I didn't think the full incubator Community page would be appropriate for that discussion.

Thank you!— The preceding unsigned comment was added by सदस्य (discussioncontribs) 08:06, 25 February 2018 (UTC).

Hi, I don't think this is something that is related to the incubator community in general. You should discuss these things with other people who speak the same language as you do. I can only give you the advice that unstandardized languages tend to have two ways to circumvent problems with technical terms: 1. loanwords from the official languages (I guess that will be English or Hindi in your case) or 2. calquing (for example German Fernsehen for "television", in which fern is the translation of "tele-" (far) and Sehen for "vision"). --OWTB (talk) 17:13, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
Feel free to create a Community Portal page for your language community within your test. (As far as it goes, if there is more than one test project in your language, you can create a single community portal and redirect from the other tests to that one, to get the widest possible exposure. StevenJ81 (talk) 15:07, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
Thank you both! सदस्य

Khowar Wikipedia font issue[edit]

  • Can any body help us to resolve the font issue in Khowar Wikipedia, please see this screenshot [2] the special characters of Khowar language are in square boxes. please help us Thanks --RAChitrali 08:47, 27 February 2018 (UTC)
  • Waiting for suggestions regarding font issue --RAChitrali 03:45, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
--Usually, that's a per-system font installation issue, but that would affect all characters and not just some. Does it render properly elsewhere on your machine? Sometimes it's also a browser-specific issue-- e.g. it might render correctly in Firefox but not in Brave, but that will likely be limited to ligatures rendering incorrectly, and not the boxes you are seeing. Check what specific font your browser is set to use, perhaps that font does not define all the characters in the Unicode block for Khowar? Are you able to switch this font just for checking purposes? --सदस्य

Anonymous users[edit]

Hello community, I would like to know if there is a possibility to prevent anonymous users to edit new articles on a test wiki?? Brahim-essaidi (talk) 22:55, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

There is. But do you have a vandalism problem currently? --MF-W {a, b} 11:38, 3 March 2018 (UTC)
@MF-W There are some anonymous users create new pages inwp/zgh. They use wrong and understandable language. Brahim-essaidi (talk) 15:20, 3 March 2018 (UTC)

Adding Proofing Tags[edit]

How do I most simply add templates for proofing tags to text in a test Wikipedia? What I want to add is an analogue, or rather analogues, of the English Wikipedia's Neologism inline template. Do I have to copy over the entire mechanism of template and module dependencies? There appears to be a lot of translation to do if I follow this approach, though most of the lower level documentation is probably best left in English - a bad translation may be worse than none. My starting point is Template:Wp/nod/ᨣᩤᩴᩉ᩠ᨾᩲ᩵. I am not familiar with modifying Wikimedia templates and modules. -- RichardW57 (talk) 10:08, 4 March 2018 (UTC)

It depends on what functions you want to have. Enwiki's byzantine template system uses a template and a module here to include a tooltip and dated categories. I'd suggest to start with a simple [neologism?] and to add what's needed as you go along. Dated subcategories, for example, are probably not needed on a normally-sized Incubator test wiki. --MF-W {a, b} 11:26, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
I will add: often Simple English Wikipedia has easier to navigate templates. Over time I can try to help with this, though probably not the next day or two. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:17, 5 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestions. I bit the bullet and copied over the templates and modules, which amounted to just over a dozen, in only a few hours. I now need to load the documentation and do the subtler customisation. The top-level documentation also needs to be created. The simple mark-up by template is working, but the big pay-off will be if native speakers start using the categories to review the dodgy words. -- RichardW57 (talk) 09:15, 6 March 2018 (UTC)

How to set up NUMBEROFARTICLES correctly?[edit]

  • Hi all! I just created a new test wikipedia in Taivoan recently and want to show the number of the articles on the main page with the magic word {{Wp/fos/NUMBEROFARTICLES}} but in vain, which doesn't output any number. Would anyone help me check what I should set up NUMBEROFARTICLES correctly? Thank you!Bellenion (talk) 21:19, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
    @Bellenion: There isn't a magic word like that. What tests do is to create a template for this purpose. See, for example, {{Wp/qdp/NUMBEROFARTICLES}}, which basically uses the magic word {{PAGESINCATEGORY}}.
    • See mw:Help:Magic words#Statistics on how to use that magic word.
    • It's important to understand: in order for this template to return the number of pages in the entire test, every page in the test must be included in the root category for the test, i.e., Category:Wp/fos—even if you are also creating a category tree inside that root category. (In other words, the magic word does not count pages that are only in subcategories.)
      On the other hand, if you don't want templates, for example, to be included in the count, don't put them in the root category.
Any further questions, please let me know. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:59, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
Just fixed it, thank you very very much! Bellenion (talk) 15:42, 12 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Sorry but I got another problem! I substituted {{PAGESINCATEGORY}} with [[Special:Prefixindex/Wp/fos|{{PAGESINCATEGORY:Wp/fos}}]], following the example you showed me. In the beginning, it seemed working well in the main page and returned "6", which is the number of the articles at that moment. But when I have written more articles in the past few days, the figure still returns "6" now, even I've written more than 10 articles (excluding redirects and categories), and I did purge the page. Here is the main page, would you please help give me any suggestion to fix it? Thank you! Bellenion (talk) 16:17, 15 March 2018 (UTC)
@Bellenion: Please reread the section I just put in red. The magic word does not know to look in subcategories, and it uses the main category, not the prefixes, to count articles. So even if you have an article in a subcategory, it must also be in the main category to be counted. StevenJ81 (talk) 17:28, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

Discussion of Nahuatl language tests[edit]

There is a discussion underway as to whether there is a need for multiple tests in different Nahuatl languages, and whether those tests have been populated in an appropriate way. Please see Category talk:Incubator:Nahuatl languages#questions. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:37, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

The languages all have their ISO codes, so in my opinion, they are separate languages. To me this looks like the language-dialect discussion which can also be found with my native language Limburgish, which many people consider a dialect of Dutch, while they aren't mutually intelligible. In the Nahuatl case, it looks to me that several editors are incompetent in the languages they write in (f.e. working in multiple Nahuatl tests, because they think they know the language, but basically add the same contents using different spellings, f.e. "c" for "k", etc.).
However, I'm no expert on Nahuatl languages, nor am I a langcom member, so what I've written above is just the "vibe" I get from this situation. --OWTB (talk) 09:37, 20 March 2018 (UTC)

So, creating a general EDP (aka Fair use) policy would be love[edit]

Based on the same category talk page, I must say that I can't see any policies regarding this foggy place, Incubator:Upload even doesn't mention anything about it, only says somewhat fake "upload is disabled here" (in actual, Bureaucrats can upload). --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 01:46, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

I don't think upload is used anyway, except for deleted test wikis. So, maybe a notice that upload is only used for maintenance reasons would be sufficient. --OWTB (talk) 08:47, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
In principle, if a test community drafted an EDP, the rules as currently stated would at least require us to decide whether to allow it. So I think it's worth doing what OWTB suggests, and I will take care of it. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:55, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
On top of this, I think I should do what many (most?) wikis do when uploading is not allowed (or is highly limited): redirect the Upload file link built into the skins' menus to commons:Special:MyLanguage/Special:UploadWizard. That doesn't, by itself, invalidate the page Special:Upload, so 'crats can still upload deleted test wikis. That should minimize how often people run up against the question. What do you guys (or anyone else) think? StevenJ81 (talk) 22:42, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
I think a direct link to Commons would be a very good idea. Special:Upload will still be available to bureaucrats. On Incubator:Upload we can put a notice that uploading is only allowed for bureaucrats for maintenance reasons, such as deleted tests. --OWTB (talk) 08:34, 28 March 2018 (UTC)
Well, I updated the page at Incubator:Upload.
I also made edits to MediaWiki:Sidebar-upload-url, MediaWiki:Badaccess-group1 and MediaWiki:Uploadnologintext. And none of those seem to work. Any ideas? Or do I have to go to phabricator for this? StevenJ81 (talk) 22:39, 28 March 2018 (UTC)

Twelve Apostles of Ireland Challenge[edit]

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The Twelve Apostles of Ireland Challenge is an edition competition seeking to create and improve articles on the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. Anyone in any language, including Incubator Wikipedias, can subscribe and collaborate on building or translating articles relating to the Twelve Apostles. Medals and real icons will be rewarded to the winners. To participate, one just needs to subscribe here and start collaborating. Dia Duit! Leefeni de Karik (talk) 18:54, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Sudovian wikipedia[edit]

(Moved to I:RFD#Wp/xsv. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:36, 28 March 2018 (UTC))

wikivoyage pashto[edit]

hi please make pashto wikivoyage tank you --Atal (talk) 03:52, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Please direct any such questions at the language committee. --OWTB (talk) 09:15, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

Wiktionary Test Language approval requirements[edit]

Hello! Please where can i get information on the process or guidelines for approving a test language Wiktionary in Incubator?

--Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 11:08, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

All information concerning test approval can be found here. If you think your test has met the requirements, you can inform the authorities at Talk:LangCom. --OWTB (talk) 13:34, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
Judging from your contributions, I think you are informing about Wt/ig. As it stands, your test is not eligible. You need at least three active contributors for several consecutive months. Also, the number of pages is a bit little. --OWTB (talk) 13:36, 30 March 2018 (UTC)


Thank you OWTB for your quick response. I guess we have a lot of work to do to get the Wt/ig to be eligible for approval. --Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 18:02, 30 March 2018 (UTC)

One simple advice: Build a community around you and keep editing. Ask people you know who master your language to contribute as well, and approval can come quickly :) --OWTB (talk) 08:21, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

OWTB Yes, am trying to do that. Right now we are four editors working on it and i'm hoping to get more. My target is to have up to 10 editors working on it. --Uzoma Ozurumba (talk) 20:32, 1 April 2018 (UTC)

Very good. That will surely be helpful to get this project started. I wish you success :) --OWTB (talk) 13:41, 2 April 2018 (UTC)

Update to page Help:Language support[edit]

(Perhaps of particular interest to @MF-Warburg, Ooswesthoesbes, SPQRobin, Amire80:)

The page Help:Language support is very outdated, and in fact can be substantially simplified. I have taken a first shot at this on the page Help:Language support/replacement. Naturally I'd need to mark up the replacement for translation before publishing. But I wanted to get some input on this before taking action. Thanks. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:30, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

There still is an "input" thing with a Chinese letter and A just left to my user name. What function does this have?
Also, is UniversalLanguageSelector enabled and worth mentioning? --OWTB (talk) 09:33, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
The input thingy is part of Universal Language Selector. And it's mentioned right at the top of the page. Do I need to make it more prominent? StevenJ81 (talk) 13:45, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
Ow, now I see. Yes, if there is an elegant way to make it more prominent, that would be very great! --OWTB (talk) 14:57, 12 April 2018 (UTC)

Common.css[edit]

I want to create MediaWiki:Wp/zgh/Common.css, but I don't know how, Any help please?--Brahim-essaidi (talk) 04:08, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

You can request it to be edited on I:AN. --MF-W {a, b} 12:17, 19 April 2018 (UTC)

Kreyol[edit]

I am working on the Haitian wikiquote and would like to use the {{reflist}} template to add and format references to this project. Can that be installed by someone? Best Regards, Barbara (WVS) (talk) 10:31, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Templates cannot be installed but rather created. I guess that you probably want to replicate the reflist-template of some existing wiki. We recommend to not take template from enwiki, as they usually require a rat-tail of dozens of other templates in order to function correctly. --MF-W {a, b} 12:15, 19 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Created. See {{Wq/ht/Reflist}}. There is a small library of templates in test "Wp/qdp" that can be subst-ed and then cleaned up. StevenJ81 (talk) 16:06, 19 April 2018 (UTC)