Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Braille
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- 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||(SIL, Glottolog)||A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...|
|Language name||Braille||Language name in English|
|Language name||⠃⠗⠁⠊⠇⠇⠑||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||Q79894 - 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||no indication||Is the language written from left to right (LTR) or from right to left (RTL)?|
|Project name||⠺⠊⠅⠊⠏⠑⠙⠊⠁||"Wikipedia" in your language|
|Project namespace||⠺⠊⠅⠊⠏⠑⠙⠊⠁||usually the same as the project name|
|Project talk namespace||⠺⠊⠅⠊⠏⠑⠙⠊⠁⠀⠞⠁⠇⠅||"Wikipedia 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.
|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|
Braille is not a language, it's a script which can be used to write many languages. It's not clear to me how useful it would be (I would expect people who use braille to be using a screen reader connected to braille display which can already convert their language to braille), but if there is a good reason to add braille output, then it should be done as part of existing Wikipedias. - Nikki (talk) 15:31, 5 December 2016 (UTC)
- Oppose too, per above, we should start a Braille wiki at wikia: instead of using WMF instance, and as far as I know it's unlikely that sil can approve a code for Braille. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 07:07, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
- Comment ISO 15924 gives a code for Braille. en-Brai woud mean English written in Braille orthography. Evertype (talk) 20:16, 20 January 2017 (UTC)