Requests for new languages/Wikiquote Malay

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 ms (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Malay Language name in English
Language name bahasa Melayu 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 Q9237 - 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 Wikiquote "Wikiquote" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikiquote 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. It will include everything automatically, except additional namespaces/settings. After creating the task, add a link to the comment.

Arguments in favour edit

Arguments against edit


General discussion edit

I really wonder where can we get the quotations... We can't infridge copyrights... --Edmund the King of the Woods! 11:20, 13 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Sir Edmund, don't worry about copyright infringement. I have a Malay proverb book which contains very large amount of quotation. Imran Al-Sahih 11:34, 13 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Mostly, Malay quote is a fair use such as Hang Tuah's "Takkan Melayu Hilang di Dunia". It has been used for a lot of times without any violation of copyrights. The important is, we have to know which is which. See english wikiquote and learn from there. — Polar 11:46, 13 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Is translation from the English Wikiquote allowed to be used for other versions? There are some translated quotes in the Malay Wikipedia portals. 02:14, 16 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Should be, if the original quotes are in Malay. Can you point to the specific quotes that you found? ...Aurora... 01:47, 22 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]
Just as I thought, my Malay proverb book is copyrighted, but that book is a 1993 book. Can we just take the proverb from my copyrighted book even if it is copyrighted? because I think maybe the copyrights of my Malay proverb book has already expired long time ago. We can still translate some quote into Malay from Wikiqoute en as our only source. Let us hope and pray that this wikiqoute ms will flourish just like wikiquote en. — Imran Al-Sahih 08:30, 23 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]

There are several types of copyright, in books in Malay for a very long time and anyone could look up books in the University of Malaya Library or similar to find sources that cannot be copyright. Legally I dont think anyone would have a case to copyright proverbs anyway. JAN 3 April 2008

Incubator edit

This project has been given conditional approval. It makes no difference how many people vote for it. What does make a difference are the people that demonstrate the viability of a ms.wikiquote. GerardM 12:50, 23 December 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Localisation update edit

Currently 99.11% of the MediaWiki messages and 4.15% of the messages used in extensions used by the WMF projects have been localised at this moment. Thanks, GerardM 20:02, 3 April 2008 (UTC)[reply]

  • Currently 99.81% of the MediaWiki messages and 94.67% 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 13:49, 12 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]