Requests for new languages/Wikibooks Gilaki

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikibooks Gilaki
submitted verification final decision
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The language is eligible for a project, which means that the subdomain can be created once there is an active community and a localized interface, as described in the language proposal policy. You can discuss the creation of this language project on this page.

Once the criteria are met, the language committee can proceed with the approval.

If you think the criteria are met, but the project is still waiting for approval, feel free to notify the committee and ask them to consider its approval.

  • The community needs to develop an active test project; it must remain active until approval (automated statistics, recent changes). It is generally considered active if the analysis lists at least three active, not-grayed-out editors listed in the sections for the previous few months.
  • The community needs to complete required MediaWiki interface translations in that language (about localization, translatewiki, check completion).
  • The community needs to discuss and complete the settings table below:
What Value Example / Explanation
Language code glk (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Gilaki Language name in English
Language name گیلکی Language name in your language. This will appear in the language list on Special:Preferences, in the interwiki sidebar on other wikis, ...
Language Wikidata item Q33657 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Gilaki
  • native label (P1705) = گيلکي, گیلکی‎ (Gīlakī)
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / Caspian languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = glk
  • writing system (P282) = Arabic alphabet, Arabic script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 3,000,000

Item about the language at Wikidata. It would normally include the Wikimedia language code, name of the language, etc. Please complete at Wikidata if needed.
Directionality RTL Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name Wikibooks "Wikibooks" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikibooks talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads no Default is "no". Preferably, files should be uploaded to Commons.
If you want, you can enable local file uploading, either by any user ("yes") or by administrators only ("admin").
Notes: (1) This setting can be changed afterwards. The setting can only be "yes" or "admin" at approval if the test creates an Exemption Doctrine Policy (EDP) first. (2) Files on Commons can be used on all Wikis. (3) Uploading fair-use images is not allowed on Commons (more info). (4) Localisation to your language may be insufficient on Commons.
Optional settings
Project logo This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone "Continent/City", e.g. "Europe/Brussels" or "America/Mexico City" (see list of valid timezones)
Additional namespaces For example, a Wikisource would need "Page", "Page talk", "Index", "Index talk", "Author", "Author talk".
Additional settings Anything else that should be set
submit phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)

Arguments in favourEdit

  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - we want to have Wikibooks Gilaki. --AminSanaei 09:09, 14 January 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I wholeheartedly support it! --Mirzali 22:26, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - I support this project! --Erdemaslancan 14:10, 30 October 2011 (CET)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - Im support it, too. --Ταπυροι (گپ) 07:52, 4 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support - We want to start Wikibooks Gilaki. --شیخ (talk) 20:47, 30 April 2015 (UTC)

Arguments againstEdit

  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - This is one out of 5 proposals for a Gilaki wiki. Though Limburgish has so many proposals too there's a difference. There's no activity and Gilaki does not seem to be ready get for a Wikibooks, a Wikinews, a Wikiquote, a Wiktionary nor a Wikiversity. Maybe this will change in the future but not now. If there's any activity shown, I'll become in favour of this request. --OosWesThoesBes 15:56, 1 March 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Please make sure the Gilaki Wikipedia is much larger and come back later. --Jeroen 02:10, 21 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - even Gilaki Wikipedia is almost dead. --Z 18:20, 9 May 2012 (UTC))
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose - Gilaki Wikipedia doesn't have good situation right now. Why do you need to establish wikibooks?. So in this moment we need to expand it more. Come back when you made it larger. thanks. TheStrayDog (talk) 12:29, 10 July 2017 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose Mahammad tt (talk) 17:35, 12 April 2021 (UTC)

General discussionEdit

Hoi, please check out the most used MediaWiki messages, they and all the other MediaWiki messages and the messages of the WMF extensions need to be localised. GerardM 12:56, 14 January 2008 (UTC)

Localisation is still extremely poor: 3% of the most often used messages, 1% of all core messages translated. Siebrand 17:16, 18 May 2008 (UTC)


This proposal has a page in Incubator.See here.Tosão 13:08, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Betawiki updateEdit

  • Currently 0.92% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.15% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Please help us help your language by localising at Betawiki. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 10:24, 27 July 2008 (UTC)
  • Currently 0.89% of the MediaWiki messages and 0.10% of the messages of the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation projects have been localised. Localisation of these messages is a requirement before your request is finally assessed. This is the recent localisation activity for your language. Thanks, GerardM 11:00, 12 November 2008 (UTC)