Requests for new languages/Wikinews Cantonese 2

Cantonese (yue) Wikinews

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Cantonese 2

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 yue (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Cantonese Language name in English
Language name 粵文 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 Q9186 - 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 Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name 維基新聞 "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace 維基新聞 usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace 維基新聞傾偈 "Wikinews 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 UTC "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 NS alias: 'WN' => NS_PROJECT Anything else that should be set
submit Phabricator task (includes everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings)


en:I think the zh-yue wikipedia has been made some articles and I think it need some spaces to save the news.



-HW 10:08, 24 December 2009 (UTC)


Arguments in favour

  • support. cantonese wikimedians have formed a community, and there are many more cantonese authors in the blog world. a wikinews in cantonese can link up the two. Hillgentleman 12:08, 13 January 2010 (UTC)
  • support. HenryLi 06:26, 19 January 2010 (UTC)
  • support. Cantonese Wikinews will bring us more Cantonese Wiki projects.--Symane 09:36, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
  • support. Reason as above.-HW 11:38, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
  • support. Cantonese is one of the way to expressing the contents, without changing the meaaning (which is in the original Cantonese script). Shinjiman 06:30, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
  • support. --William915 12:41, 23 April 2010 (UTC)
  • SupportAncient Apparition 04:22, 30 May 2011 (UTC)
  • support.DannyChan (talk) 04:32, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
  • Support. Knowledge should be without boarders!--Carrotkit (talk) 16:29, 19 August 2013 (UTC)
  • Supporting without reservation. Wg. Cdr. Cédric, ECPP Wing 31, Crimson Squadron (talk) 07:08, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
  • SupportRichard923888 (talk) 09:23, 28 February 2016 (UTC)
  • Reluctant support - Despite the reputation of Wikinews as not successful as media outlet, this language Wikinews can attract Cantonese-speaking original reporters, including ones who want to stay away from the existing HK and Chinese media. --George Ho (talk) 11:44, 8 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Support 夢蝶葬花@生涯不敗 12:58, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
  • Support --Rowingbohe (Talk|zhwiki) 02:23, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
  • support--Because Wikinews can provide more intel for Cantonese speakers to more understand about the content--Jeffrey Kim 18:12, 20 May 2019
  • Support As a Cantonese Wikipedian, supporting is a must!--Matttest (talk) 13:32, 28 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support I am a people (talk) 10:25, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
  • Support. —— Eric LiuTalk 09:33, 25 June 2021 (UTC)

Arguments against

Other discussion

If it is approved, website url is or 06:25, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

It should be, as like as 15:18, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
But it would move to when the Wikipedia is finally moved to Cbrown1023 talk 20:27, 8 March 2010 (UTC)
ok...Do you know when will it be moved to 09:14, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
Please see MediaZilla:8217. Shinjiman 06:30, 9 April 2010 (UTC)
中文维基新闻都很少人写.....--Shizhao 06:57, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
原因是维基新闻在大陆选择性被墙,任何语言只能https访问。--Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 09:41, 17 August 2013 (UTC)
Tl;dr, is there really a newspaper or a news site which is written in Cantonese script (廣東話用字)? --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 13:00, 29 December 2014 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu979226: yes, you can randomly grab an Apple Daily or Oriental Daily (HK edition) from news stand or browse their sites then you can see there're use of Cantonese in different articles, especially for sections like Entertainment, Leisure and Sports. For other sections like headlines, use of Cantonese would be more restricted but you can still notice their existence from time to time in these sections. Also, I don't think creation of a new wikinews site would require the language being used in written form for news elsewhere first.C933103 (talk) 20:49, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

Localisation update

  • Currently the localisation for the MediaWiki core is at 99.41% and, the localisation for the messages in extensions that are used by the WMF is at 62.56%. Both need to be at 100%.. Thanks, GerardM 14:10, 24 December 2009 (UTC)
MediaWiki core have done, please update the unofficial status. I have request an update on Talk:Language committee already. -HW 03:34, 2 January 2010 (UTC)