Requests for new languages/Wikiversity Estonian

Estonian Wikiversity

main page Request for a new language edition: Wikiversity Estonian
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
Proposal
Language code et (SILGlottolog) A valid ISO 639-1 or 639-3 language code, like "fr", "de", "nso", ...
Language name Estonian Language name in English
Language name eesti 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 Q9072 - item has currently the following values:
  • en label = Estonian
  • native label (P1705) = eesti keel
  • instance/subclass (P31/P279) = language, agglutinative language, macrolanguage, modern language / Finnic, Uralic
  • Wikimedia language code (P424) = et
  • writing system (P282) = Latin script, Estonian Braille
  • number of speakers (P1098) = 1,251,770


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.
Settings
Project name "Wikiversity" in your language
Project namespace usually the same as the project name
Project talk namespace "Wikiversity 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 Europe/Tallinn "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)


Proposal

Discussion

Arguments in favor

  • Support. Based on the number of active contributors the Estonian Wikiversity has been one of the most active projects in Betawikiversity in recent months. We have a small but commited community who is very much interested in establishing an independent Estonian Wikiversity. --Hans Poldoja 16:04, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
Comment This has to be obvious in the people who state they want to contribute to this project on this page. GerardM 16:44, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. My current 3+1 (one was compiled by me, but taught by another person) courses running on Wikiversity are all considered successful by participants and I plan to go on. I also agree with Hans - our user base is likely to grow, plus we also have got a suitable research entity to coordinate Wikiversity-based work in the Centre for Educational Technology at Tallinn University. KaidoKikkas 17:56, 3 November 2009 (UTC)
  • (+) Support. Project active and participants committed. Hillgentleman 14:54, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Arguments against

General discussion

Localisation Update

  • Currently 93.73% of the MediaWiki core and 46.48% of the messages used in extensions used by the WMF have been localised. Thanks, GerardM 16:33, 3 November 2009 (UTC)