Requests for new languages/Wikisource Malay

Malay WikisourceEdit

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikisource 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). 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:
  • en label = Malay
  • native label (P1705) = Bahasa Melayu
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, macrolanguage, modern language / Malayan languages
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = ms
  • writing system (P282) = Malay alphabet, Jawi alphabet, Latin script
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 77,000,000

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 Malay Wikipedia Links to previous requests, or references to external websites or documents.
Project name "Wikisource" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikisource 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 File:... This needs to be an SVG image (instructions for logo creation).
Default project timezone Asia/Kuala Lumpur "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)


This is a proposal for a new Wikisource project in Malay. There is a localized main page in the multilingual wikisource, though not currently maintained. There are lots of historical and important Malay documents that can be digitized. We have done a bit of work, see oldwikisource:Perlembagaan Persekutuan Malaysia (Constitution of Malaysia). Aviator 20:45, 23 November 2007 (UTC)


Arguments in favourEdit

We must have wikisource ms, because we need other wikipedia community languages to know that our language wiki is very productive. It is also important, to enrich our Malay language wiki so that other wiki community too will know our beautiful and colourful Malay language culture. So that's why we must have wikisource ms! ASAP. — Imran Al-Sahih 16:35, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

  • I strongly support the creation. Didie 03:06, 26 November 2007 (UTC)
  • Nothing can go against the creation of Wikisource Malay! Izzudin 23:28, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
Nothin? An insufficient project in the Incubator will do the trick. GerardM 09:16, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Support Azmi1995 12:54, 28 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Support, current number of sources in Malay on the Old Wikisource is 200++. It's time to create its own Wiki. --Kurniasan 19:45, 14 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Support--法尔汉 Aplikasi 14:22, 1 April 2013 (UTC)
  • Support --5662595lai (talk) 08:01, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Arguments againstEdit

  • I DID NOT SUPPORT!!!.. kidding ngehehe Izzudin 23:27, 21 December 2007 (UTC)
  • Only 37 pages on oldwikisource. John Vandenberg 11:30, 2 July 2008 (UTC)
    • I'll upload more ~100 pages once the new wiki is set up. Aviator 17:54, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

General discussionEdit

  • I don't think we should make a test project at the Incubator. The project already has its home at the Oldwikisource (see oldwikisource:Category:Bahasa Melayu). Moving our project to the Incubator first and then to the new domain would mean unnecessary extra work. Aviator 17:52, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
    • That is reasonable in my (personal) opinion. :) GerardM 20:09, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
      • Shall we move on to the final approval, then? Aviator 23:38, 22 December 2007 (UTC)
        • Wikisources may not be made on Incubator, they have to stay on the OldWikisource. ~~
  • All most used MediaWiki messages has been translated as of r28799. [1] Aviator 13:59, 23 December 2007 (UTC)
  • When will the new wiki be created? I think all the conditions are met, and we've been waiting since last year. Aviator 23:31, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Localisation effortEdit

Currently 99.11% of the MediaWiki messages and 4.15% of the messages used in the extensions used by the Wikimedia Foundation have been localised in Betawiki. Thanks, GerardM 07:20, 4 April 2008 (UTC)