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.

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)

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)

Central Sierra Miwok Wiktionary[edit]

  • Proposed project: Wiktionary
  • Language: Central Sierra Miwok
  • MediaWiki code: csm
  • Temporary main page: Wt/csm/Main Page
  • Other Wikimedia projects:
  • Proposed Wikimedia project: I would like to help preserve the Miwok languages especially Central Sierra Miwok, a hard to navigate limited dictionary already exists online but I believe adding Central Sierra Miwok would be greatly beneficial to the Wikimedia Community as it is a critically endangered language, I plan on contacting the various tribes and obtaining audio recordings if I can and also researching at the University of California for their recordings and seeking out native speakers, possibly this would be the beginning of a Wikipedia project and perhaps we will reach out to duolingo, I would love to work on children's/beginner's books too but first and foremost I would like to start a wiktionary so everyone interested in the revival of Miwok has the opportunity to connect with it on the best free dictionary available and hopefully many people will help. I know that Lo Ximiendo already created a babelbox for CSM and hopefully as I learn more I can begin to translate it a bit. I strongly believe that wiktionary can defragment this beautiful language and preserve it as part of world heritage. --Baymiwuk (talk) 08:20, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
No problem. Since you are proposing a Wiktionary, I am moving everything to the prefix Wt/csm. StevenJ81 (talk) 11:42, 6 July 2018 (UTC)
Can someone help start translating the 500 most commonly used phrases, I know of translations already for some.Baymiwuk (talk) 03:02, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
You can translate at translatewiki:. --MF-W {a, b} 08:55, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
I need help starting there, can someone make an account for me or show me how?Baymiwuk (talk) 08:29, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
  1. Go to https://translatewiki.net. Note that it is not part of the Wikimedia wiki farm, so SUL does not apply there, even though the surface appearance of the wiki is very similar.
  2. On the main page, it will offer you a chance to create an account. I recommend using the same username as you use on Wikimedia projects. You may want to use a different password, however, for security.
  3. Once you have done that, create a user page. At minimum, put a {{#babel:...}} template on that page. Administrators will look to that in order to grant Translator permission there.
  4. Then go to the page Support there. Request that your language (code csm) be activated, and that you be made a translator. I am pinging @Amire80 to let him know that you are coming. He should be able to help you there, and perhaps help you also create Portal:csm there.
Good luck. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:01, 25 July 2018 (UTC)
Baymiwuk, can you please give me a reference that tells the autonym of this language? --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 07:04, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
According to Wikipedia: Saclan. As the dictionary is called Saclan liwá·- ča·majy- ˀičáˀ sykýˀ-ja-, that would make sense. --OWTB (talk) 11:22, 26 July 2018 (UTC)