In principle they are admissible. There is however a technical process for
getting these languages enabled. It also makes sense for us to be aware of
the new languages and follow their use. Consequently we do want to be asked
and give the new status.
On 4 November 2013 22:36, MF-Warburg <mfwarburg(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
This needs clarification:
"The procedure for a new language is one whereby the language committee
will consider the eligibility for that language for Wikidata and at the
same time the eligibility for other projects will be considered. When
content is added by users that do not comply with the conditions set, the
labels added by such users will be removed."
Since we decided all ISO 639-3 languages are admissible for Wikidata, we
will not regard such issues individually, so we cannot consider the
eligibility for Wp and the other projects at the same time that we decide
about "wikidata eligibility" (since that happened for all langs together).
2013/11/4 Oliver Stegen <info(a)oliverstegen.net>
Thanks, Gerard, for your comprehensive
I didn’t notice anything which I would like to add, subtract or change.
(And I really liked your crafty no-consonant alliteration in the URL
achieved by the deletion of one single L ;-)
*From:* Gerard Meijssen [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
*Sent:* 04 November 2013 14:44
*To:* Wikimedia Foundation Language Committee
*Cc:* Lydia Pintscher; Siebrand Mazeland; Erik Moeller; Alolita Sharma
*Subject:* [Langcom] Language eligibility and Wikidata
In the language committee we have agreed that any iso-639-3 language may
be eligible for adding labels in Wikidata. This will open up Wikidata as a
source in its own right and it will allow for searching images and
Wikipedia articles in other languages.
There are technical considerations that need to be sorted. Particularly
the method whereby languages are enabled within the Wikimedia Foundation. I
have created a concept  for a blogpost announcing this decision.It has
already been read by Amir so it can be safely read on Meta.
One of the reasons for this is an old request by Erik to look into making
it easier for languages to find their way into WMF. It is likely that one
minority language will get its data into Wikidata when this policy is
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