Incubator:Requests for starting a test

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If you are unsure whether your language is valid to be hosted here or have its own subdomain, you can ask here for advice.

Instructions   [view]

  • Be sure you have a user account here at Incubator.
  • How to request? Just say which language and which project (Wikipedia, Wiktionary, ...) and give a link to a Wikipedia article or another webpage with some information.
    • We need this to know the ISO 639 language code. If you already know the language code, please provide it.
    • If that language doesn't already have an existing wiki in another Wikimedia project, please provide a translation for the phrase "Main Page" in that language.
  • Add a new request
  • And then? Someone will say whether you are allowed to start a test, and if so, he will give a link where you need to start your test.

Current requests[edit]

Please use the link in the instructions above to add a new request.

Wikivoyage in a language that exists within a SIL macrolanguage[edit]

This is a language that is located within the SIL macrolanguage ara. Egyptian Arabic has 58 million speakers, is a very common language within Egypt and many expect to contribute. There should be a project like this since there’s already an active Wikipedia in this language. This language is rated 3 (Wider communication) in Ethnologue.

-47.156.8.159

This language is certainly eligible for a Wikivoyage. But it's not your place to start it, because you don't speak the language. And as far as it goes you're editing in the face of an indefinite block due to vandalism. I let you stay because most of what you do these days is useful enough. But adding info pages about new projects when a community has not come together to create a project is just not useful, and it's not wanted. And if you want to start projects by using machine translation to create a home page, that's not wanted either. Consider yourself warned: do so and I will stop being patient with you. StevenJ81 (talk) 22:38, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Since I don’t speak this language, a native speaker has to do it. --47.156.8.159

Projects using script Mtei (Meetei Mayek)[edit]

I want to upload my articles in our own languages as well as in our own script.

--Awangba Mangang (talk) 12:55, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

@Awangba Mangang: I have first of all consolidated your requests here into a single request. But please make sure that I understand what you want to do. If I am understanding you correctly, you want to start projects (Wikipedia and others) in the Meitei language, and using the Meitei script. Is that correct? StevenJ81 (talk) 15:03, 30 May 2018 (UTC)
@Awangba Mangang: Generally, there is no reason you can't do this. Our projects are coded by language code, not script code. So you would start creating Wikipedia content at Wp/mni, Wiktionary content at Wt/mni, and so forth. (I would really recommend starting with only one project, and certainly no more than two.) Meitei is a legitimate language, so you can start a test.
Now, there are a couple of things that I need to make sure you understand.
  • If you are going to use Meetei Mayek, and if you have a font loaded on your computer, you will probably be able to read your content. However, you would need to make sure there is an existing font here that supports that Unicode range if you want anyone else to be able to read it. If there isn't one currently available, we can request to have one uploaded. However, the rules here are pretty strict as to what fonts are allowable and what fonts are not. See m:Fonts and mw:Extension:UniversalLanguageSelector#Adding fonts.
  • Our projects are defined by their language, not by their script. By our rules, you can certainly write here in Meetei Mayek. But others can write in Bengali script (or even Latin script, perhaps), if they prefer. The Wikimedia Foundation's goal is to make information accessible to everyone. If having a project available in multiple scripts makes information accessible to more people, then that's a good thing for us. Many projects use multiple scripts successfully; see m:Wikipedias in multiple writing systems for more details.
  • There are general rules for creating test projects here. See Help:Manual.
Good luck. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:12, 1 June 2018 (UTC)

crwnon[edit]

your reason here.I thinks this languge is very good for science --crwononia 20:47, 6 June 2018 (UTC)

As I could not find any references for this language, nor does there seem to be a code, I think this is a conlang created by the user. Unfortunately, we cannot accept such projects here. You are however allowed to create a Wikipedia at Incubator Plus. Greetings, --OWTB (talk) 08:39, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
I had to delete your edits. "ckr" is another language: [1]. --OWTB (talk) 15:16, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

talk:thank you Ooswesthoesbes
X mark.svg Not done per above. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:22, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Chrau[edit]

Chrau is spoken in Vietnam. It is written with the Latin script. --47.156.8.159

In principle, no reason this can't be created. In practice, again, it's not your place to create it. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:23, 8 June 2018 (UTC)

Dimasa[edit]

your reason here. --Himu Hojai 1 (talk) 16:38, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

Dimasa language is a language that is spoken in North-East India. It is written using the Latin (Roman) and Eastern Nagari scripts. --47.156.8.159

In principle, there's no reason this test project cannot be created. Start with Wp/dis/Main Page, but write it in Dimasa, not English. StevenJ81 (talk) 21:26, 19 June 2018 (UTC)