Requests for new languages/Wikibooks Latvian

submitted verification final decision

This language has been verified as eligible.
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 lv (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Latvian Language name in English
Language name latviešu 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 Q9078 - item has currently the following values:
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 LTR Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?
Links Latvian Wikibooks (closed), Latvian Wikipedia, Latvian Wiktionary Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.

Project name "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 "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. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.


  • Number of speakers: 1.5 million (WorldWide)
  • Location speaked: Latvia (offical), Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom, USA, Spain




  • The project was closed despite there being minor opposition to the move [1]. I will repeat once again what I said back then - we didn`t know the project existed, some time should have been given for project to develop. A project can`t develop, if potential contributors know that it might be closed any minute. Despite that many people acctualy started to contribute (including several who did not vote). And I strongly feel that vote on closure should have been closed as irrelevant once people started to contribute - the original reason for closing was that there was no content, now there is content, that no one can edit anymore - no gain to anyone. ~~Xil...(talk) 05:32, 15 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • Latvian Wiktionary has revived recently and I believe the same would happen to Latvian Wikibooks as long as there would be at least one strong editor. Time permitting, I'm also willing to contribute to the project. --Marozols 13:21, 23 September 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • I agree that Latvian Wikibook would be useful. Because there is very many Latvian people who could contribute to the project.--Edgars2007 22:45, 27 October 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  • *'Support'Support per above--Andrijko Z. 16:30, 23 December 2010 (UTC)[reply]
  •   Oppose I'm an admin of Persian Wikibooks. Besides I have participate discussions in English Wikibooks. There are some disorders in choosing which content is suitable for the project, how long each page should be, who can and who should edit the content on professional books, etc. In some cases you see a book with a good contents outline but full of red links without any content. These makes Wikibooks a complicated project which is not good for languages which its speakers don't have a high online population. That's why I have requested for deletion of several Wikibooks projects by now. --Doostdar (talk) 08:54, 17 March 2019 (UTC)[reply]

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