Incubator:Glossary

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A[edit]

approved
A language request status: the language committee has reviewed the request and has recommended the creation of the wiki.

C[edit]

conditionally approved
(obsolete) See eligible.

D[edit]

development wiki project
See test wiki.

E[edit]

eligible
A language request status: the request has met all prerequisites in the policy, as confirmed by the language committee. This means there are no technical reasons the request could not be approved once the remaining request conditions are fulfilled.

F[edit]

final approval
See approved.

I[edit]

info page
A page on Incubator, in the name format "Wx/xxx" giving an overview of a test wiki and its language and status (see Incubator:Policy/Test wiki info page).

L[edit]

language code
An ISO 639 1-3 code used for the subdomains (like zu.wikipedia.org or kr.wikiquote.org) and Incubator prefixes (like Wp/nso or Wb/jv).
Language committee (langcom)
The body responsible for approving language editions of Wikimedia projects according to the language proposal policy (see meta:Language committee).
language proposal policy
The rules which govern the approval of new language editions by the language committee (See meta:Language proposal policy).
language edition/version
A wiki site for a Wikimedia project (like Wikipedia) in a specific language (like the English Wikipedia or French Wikisource). Wikimedia projects exist in numerous language versions (e.g., Wikipedia exists in over 270 languages).

P[edit]

project
Two meanings:
  • A project is a set of wikis dedicated to producing a certain kind of content, often across many language editions. This includes Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Wikibooks, Wikiquote, Wikinews, Wikisource, Wikiversity and Wikivoyage.
  • (uncommon) An individual wiki, normally called a language edition or subdomain.

R[edit]

request for a new language
request on Meta
A formal request to create a new language edition of a Wikimedia project, which must be approved by the Language Committee (see meta:Requests for new languages).

S[edit]

status page
A subpage of m:Language committee/Status (like m:Language committee/Status/ws/mr) which shows an unofficial summary of a request's progress towards approval. Nowadays, the status pages are not necessary anymore with the new proposal template, which includes the requirements on the specific requests pages.
subdomain
See language version. (So-called because language versions are typically subdomains of the project domain, like en.wikipedia.org or ru.wikibooks.org.)

T[edit]

test project
test wiki
A language edition that does not have its own subdomain yet, and is hosted on the Incubator, multilingual Wikisource, or Beta Wikiversity; these are wikis belonging to requests for new languages.

V[edit]

verified/verification
Two meanings:
  • Verified as eligible.
  • "Verification of the content": This is necessary for the first project in a language. It means that the language committee will verifiy the test-project content with a reliable neutral source like a professor or expert before giving final approval.