The fourth proposal on this list (Wikipedia Pinyin) has some serious policy-related
questions. If you respond on nothing else, please provide an opinion on that one.
(zh-simple): I have a query out (in two places) to the original requestor, as well as to
the Meta community, as to whether a true "simple" version really exists.
However, no one has cited one on the request page over the last six years, and in any case
per current policy this would incubate within Chinese Wikipedia. I'm going to give two
more weeks to hear a response to that query. If the answer is "no", I will
reject. If the answer is "yes", I think I would put on hold, pending some
evidence that "simple" content is starting to be added to zhwiki. (And if zhwiki
has a community discussion and decides it doesn't want to do this, then I will
reject.) If this ends in rejection, I will encourage anyone truly interested to start at
(nr): An official language of the Republic of South Africa, spoken by over 2 million
speakers (L1 + L2). Test has about 20 pages, but was periodically active as late as 2016.
Marking as eligible.
(trv): Aboriginal language of Taiwan with about 20,000 speakers. Test has well over 1,200
pages, and had a stretch of four months in late 2016–early 2017 when it had sufficient
activity to be approvable. (There is no localization yet, however.) Marking as eligible.
(coded for now as cmn, Mandarin Chinese): Here's a proposal that I think needs some
serious discussion. Please read the discussion on the linked Meta page.
* No separate ISO 639-3 language code
* It is proposed that this can be handled with a script converter, per (for example)
* One respondent objected to such a project taking manpower away from other
* Extremely widely used, and much on-line work in Chinese happens in Pinyin, not in
* Proponents state (I cannot confirm) that there are many people who are
"illiterate" in Chinese, not having mastered 3000 characters, who can
potentially contribute to such a project. If so, that is closer to the ideal of creating
projects that "anyone can edit".
I would also note that several other Chinese projects use Romanized Chinese. (All the
min-nan projects are exclusively in Romanized language—see Wikipedia
Dh>; Min Dong
has pages in both
If this project is deemed eligible, I'm pretty sure that it should not be coded with
"cmn". (I can let it stay that way in Incubator for now, or give it a q-code.)
Test has 250 mainspace pages, and has been active periodically. Last period of substantial
activity was during summer 2017.
I am going to hold back my opinion on this just yet.
(acm): In principle, as eligible as any other variety of Arabic. Test has only two pages,
both created in 2016. Placing on hold pending additional contributions.
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