Requests for new languages/Wikinews Danish

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikinews Danish
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 da (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Danish Language name in English
Language name Dansk 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 Q9035 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Danish
  • native label (P1705) = Dansk
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, modern language / East Scandinavian
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = da
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 6,000,000, 5,520,860, 5,621,380

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 Wikinews "Wikinews" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikinews talk" (the discussion namespace of the project namespace)
Enable uploads yes 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)

Danish is spoken by 6 Million people worldwide. It is one of the major languages of Europe. The Danish Wikipedia has more than 100,000 articles. A lot of Danish users would want to see a Wikinews in Danish.

Arguments in favorEdit

  • Strong Support Arguments above. --Kanzler31 03:21, 19 July 2010 (UTC)
  • Strong Support --Simeondahl (talk) 18:17, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
  • Support. --Stryn (talk) 05:50, 26 October 2012 (UTC)

Arguments againstEdit

As seen here, citizen journalism has been tried in Denmark. It never really got off the ground. --Palnatoke (talk) 18:41, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Localisation updateEdit

  • Currently 100% of the core and 63.78% of the messages used in extensions used by WMF are localised. GerardM 17:40, 28 August 2010 (UTC)