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This page is outdated and no longer active. Language domain requests are now handled at meta:Requests for new languages. Please look there if you want to request a new language edition of Wikisource. This page is merely a historical archive.

Language Domain Requests - Antrag für eine Sprachdomain - Solicitudes de dominios por idiomas - Richieste di domini per lingua - Taaldomeinverzoek - Requisições de domínios de idiomas - 語言子域請求 - 言語ドメインのリクエスト

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Until a language subdomain is created[edit]

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AR: الرجاء إضافة أصواتكم تحت اللغة اللتي تريدون أن تصوتوا لها من خلال وضع توقيعكم و ذكر مشروع الويكي اللذين أنتم به نشطون لكي نقدر أن نحدد مدى ثقل صوتكم. التصويتات بدون تواقيع أو مراجع لا تؤخذ بالإعتبار. من خلال هذا التصويت سيمكن الحصول على عنوان انترنت منفصل عن عنوان ويكيمصدر الرئيسية للغتكم.

CA: Aquesta pàgina és per a demanar dominis lingüístics. Si us plau, afegiu ací la vostra sol·licitud per a un nou subdomini lingüístic, i/o la vostra sol·licitud per a ser un buròcrata d'algun d'ells. En aquesta votació no es consideraran els subdominis sense candidat a buròcrata.

DE: Bitte füge hier deine Bitte für eine Sprach-Subdomain hinzu, und/oder deine Bitte für eine Verwaltungstätigkeit bei einer Domain. Subdomains ohne einen Kandidaten für die Verwaltungstätigkeiten werden bei der Abstimmung nicht bedacht.

EN: This page is for language domain requests. Please add your request here for a language subdomain, and/or your request for bureaucratship for a domain. Subdomains with no bureaucrat candidate will not be considered for the vote. Note than you can already start working on texts in your language immediately by creating a local Main Page for your language at this wiki!

ES: Por favor, agrega aquí tu solicitud de un subdominio por idioma, o tu solicitud de ser burócrata para un dominio. Los subdominios sin un candidato a burócrata no serán admitidos para su votación.

IT: Per favore aggiungete qui la vostra richiesta per un sottodominio per lingua, e/o la vostra richiesta per diventare burocrati per il dominio. I sottodomini senza un candidato burocrate non saranno considerati per la votazione.

LB: W.e.g. schreift hei Är Ufro fir en neie Sprooche-Subdomain an/oder Äre Wonsch, eng Verwaltungstätegkeet z'iwwerhuelen, derbäi. Subdomains ouni e Kandidat fir d'Verwaltung ginn net beuecht.

MK: Оваа е страница за поставување на барања за домени. Ве молиме да го додадете вашето барање за под-домен на вашиот јазик, и/или вашето барање за бирократ на доменот. Под-домени без кандидат за бирократ нема да бидат земени во предвид при гласањето. Сега откако новото гласање за под-домени е завршено, во полза на доделување под-домени, барањата на оваа страница стануваат полноважни.

SD: ھيءُ صفحو ٻولي ڊومين يعني لينگويج ڊومين خاطر درخواست ڪرڻ لاءِ آھي. براءِ مھرباني ٻولي ڊومين لاءِ پنھنجي درخواست ھتي جمع ڪندا، ۽ (يا) ڪنھن ڊومين جي انتظام ڪاريءَ لاءِ درخواست ڏيندا. اھڙيون ڊوکينس جن جي انتظامڪاريءَ لاءِ ڪو بھ اکيدوار نھ ھوندو، تنھن لاءِ ڪا بھ درخواست غور ھيٺ نھ آندي ويندي. ھن صفحي تي جمع ٿيندڙ سموريون درخواستون رسمي درخواست جي حصثيت ماڻي چڪيون آھن.

RU: Эта страница - для запросов языковых субдоменов. Пожалуйста, добавьте ваш запрос о языковом субдомене, и/или запрос о назначении бюрократа для раздела. Разделы без кандидата в бюрократы не будут выставляться на голосование. Помните, что Вы уже сейчас можете сохранять тексты на вашем языке, путем создания в этом wiki Главной Страницы для вашего языка!


Rules for voting[edit]

On this page you may put your actual vote to request a language domain. The specific rules for voting (who may vote, how many votes are needed) are currently being formulated at the subpage on "rules for voting":

Please discuss the rules found on that page, and participate in the formulation of new rules as well!

Domain requests ([edit]

Domain requests ([edit]

The request for creation Sakha language domain

  • current Wikisource: [1]
1. There is almost three years.
2. This is the second draft of the language (the first - Wikipedia). Translated Extensions used by Wikimedia - 85,94%, Extensions used by Wikimedia-Main = 99.72%
3. There is a demand for texts in the language of the Sakha and the people who can place the text in the draft. --HalanTul 05:07, 6 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Domain requests ([edit]

I requests the creation of a Polish Wikisource written using Cyrillic script. This is so that way whoever speaks a language using the Cyrillic script can read Polish easily. Since some of its other sister Slavic languages use the Cyrillic script, it would be nice if at least a version of the Cyrillic script can be adapted for Polish. I know, this seems very crazy, but I bet that people never thought possible that Polish can be written using the Cyrillic script.

Requested by: Giacomo DiBenedetto 21:13, 2 July 2008

You can view the main page at: Main Page:Полски (now at User:IlStudioso/Полски John Vandenberg 23:16, 15 July 2008 (UTC))Reply[reply]

This page is called Former language domain requests. The right place to request is [meta:Requests for new languages]] now (you know that page already, cause they rejected your request for Cyrillic Polish Wikipedia there). But your proposal has no chance to ever get approved. Cause Polish already has its own project and Polish written in Cyrillic is still Polish. If you want to have Polish content in Cyrillic, you should ask the existing Polish Wikisource project to include it. They will say No, I guess.
On meta:Requests for new languages/Wikipedia Cyrillic Polish you provide a transcription table. If it is possible to directly transcribe Polish into Cyrillic, why don't you just write a script to convert the text? --::Slomox:: >< 12:37, 5 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanx for the tip. You must really be an experienced Wikimedian. 21:12, 7 July 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Domain requests ([edit]

I request the creation of an Aramaic wikisource ( so that the aramaic/syriac/assyrian community could upload texts in that language. An Aramaic wikipedia already exists. ( Aramaic, and it's Syriac dialect in particular, is a major classical language and thousands of uncopyrighted texts exist in that language.

Domain requests ([edit]

Please create a domain for the Basque language Wikisource, so we can be able to upload texts and link them in many articles.

Requested by: Theklan (meta),

Hola Theklan. De mientras podéis subir textos en esta misma wiki. Actualmente están agrupados en la Category:Euskara. Para enlazar desde otros proyectos, podéis utilizar el prefijo [[oldwikisource:texto_que_hay_en_esta_wiki]]. Hay sólo 3 textos. La wikisource con menos textos es la de faroese (con 11, la anglo-saxon está cerrada); os recomiendo que haya actividad y usuarios para que os hagan más caso. Por mi parte, le veo mucho futuro. Salutacions! -Aleator (talk) 20:48, 8 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Domain requests ([edit]

Please create a domain for the Sundanese language Wikisource. We are member of discussion group for Sundanese culture. If needed I can take over administrator responsibilities of the new domain.

Requested by:

Domain requests ([edit]

Please create a domian for the Cherokee language Wikisource. We are working on getting Cherokee literature digitalized. Please see the Main page. ᎤᎵᎮᎵᏍᏗ:ᏣᎳᎩ If needed I can take over administrator responsibilities of the new domain.

Requested by: Cherokeekid

Please make the request at m:Requests for new languages. This page is outdated and superseded by a new Wikimedia Foundation policy and should not be used anymore. The Meta page is the appropriate place to get a Cherokee subdomain.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 22:55, 19 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Domain requests ([edit]

The request for creating a Tamil Wikisource, made on m:Requests for new languages/Wikisource Tamil, has approved by the Langcom

Domain requests ([edit]

please create a domain for Urdu language. We already have some books at ur.wikipedia (only for temporary purpose) which are suitable for wikisource. Wisesabre 15:05, 5 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

my contribution:[edit]

  • 2660 at Urdu wikipedia (first Bureaucrat)
  • 618 at English wikipedia (no longer work there))
  • some work at ar.wikipedia + fa.wikipedia (user:wisesabre)


  • Very much needed as the work is being temporarily put on Urdu wikipedia.
    • active member and admin of
    • don't intend active participation on
    • ur:user:urdutext

    • i am Also support this idea
    • active member and admin of

Domain requests ([edit]

Can you please create a Luxembourgish domain ? We have for example several luxembourgish songs that would fit better on Wikisource than on Wikipedia.

  • requested by:
  • bureaucrat candidates:
  • Support
  • current Wikisource: [2]

Domain requests ([edit]

The has created on October 2006

Domain requests ([edit]

We would like to get set up Wikisource in Low Saxon. --Slomox 20:29, 8 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Support
  • Oppose
    • These kind of texts are very welcome to de.wikisource. We already have texts written in Low Saxon and older variants of Low Saxon. --Finanzer 17:58, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • As Finanzer said all idioms are welcome to de.wikisource. Splitting up low resources (participators and especially skills) doesn’t help anyone. --Polarlys 21:52, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • For the same reasons as Finanzer and Polarlys. BruderNicolausius ( -- 22:05, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • I agree with finanzer --Joergens.mi 22:12, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • I fully agree with the opinions of Finanzer and Polarlys. There has been NO, I repeat: N O, contact with de.wikisource before this request. I think it is offensive and hostile to make such a request without contacting --FrobenChristoph 22:25, 9 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • To prevent that highly needed users in de.wikisource will run away. It's nothing else than regional patriotic motivation to request an wikisource in Low Saxon. Schaengel89 00:49, 10 December 2006 (UTC)
    • We'd better focus our limited power at one project. Jonathan Groß 12:27, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • The German Wikisource has too less users. The Low Saxon Wikisource will have even less users, so I think it would be better to use the German Wikisource, because there is already a active Comunity. -- Timo Müller Diskussion 15:55, 11 December 2006 (UTC)
There has been NO, I repeat: N O, contact with de.wikisource before this request Ah, why do you think, somebody has to ask? Low Saxon is al language and High German is another. Contrariwise I ask: Why has nobody asked Low Saxon Wikimedians before incorporating Low Saxon texts in de.wikisource? You use the word Hostility? I remember a history of 500 years hostility of High German to suppress or incorporate Low Saxon. I requested a project for a language. A language which has its own history of literature for a 1000 years. I again ask disbelievingly: Hostility?
To prevent that highly needed users in de.wikisource will run away. Why prevent it? If they want to contribute in Low Saxon, they shall do. In Low Saxon Wikisource.
Splitting up low resources (participators and especially skills) doesn’t help anyone Whom does it help to mingle several languages in one project?
Why so much fear? Your project was able to embattle seven voters in a day. It seems to be organized good. --Slomox 14:00, 11 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Stop cussing. If you want to help the world, contribute to de.wikisource rather than taking this personal. 08:54, 12 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
We have not contacted de.wikisource before asking, just as we have not contacted de.wikipedia before creating Please read the WP article about the legal status of Low Saxon: [3]: "Low German has been recognised by the Netherlands and by Germany (since 1999) as a regional language according to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages." That kind of official recognition should be sufficient to warrant the creation of a wikisource for the Low Saxon language. And (frankly spoken) this is none of your High German business. 500 years of struggle for the language should be enough. We do not want to be "incorporated". HeikoEvermann 13:35, 12 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You don't have to ask for permission but for second opinios if such a new project would be necessary / probable / and so on. Which it obviously is not. 15:46, 21 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please notice, that according to the rules for voting no consensus is needed. Actually the rules state There is normally no "oppose" vote. The word normally makes limitations to this "no oppose votes" rule, but only for extinct ancient or artificial languages. A third borderline case are closely related languages where it is not always clear when a separate wiki is needed. This rule is what comes nearest to the oppose-votes of Standard High German Wikisource users, that opposed. But this rule too doesn't match really. The obvious lexical relatedness to English and Dutch shows, that Low Saxon is not a subsidiary of High German. The claim for representation is based not on relatedness, but on the fact, that High German is official and dominant language in Northern Germany, that the language pretendedly is fitting better to create and host texts in Low Saxon.

And don't forget the speakers of Low Saxon in the Netherlands (and other countries) not all able to understand Standard High German of de.Wikisource. High German Wikisource maybe a good place for High German dialects as Ripuarian [ksh], Bavarian [bar] and Allemannic [als], but Low Saxon is to be separated from them. When you look into an etymological dictionary, it will name Low Saxon/Low German cognates for German or English words. It won't do this for the three above-named dialects, except for special cases. For its linguistical differences Low Saxon is officially recognized as a language by the European Charter of Regional and Minority Languages.

And please bear in mind that only a one-day flashmob of High German Wikisource users opposed.

The main criteria for Wikisource creation according the rules are fulfilled. There are four active contributors to other projects in the same language (rule 2 and three under votes). Consensus is not relevant according to the voting rules. So please approve this request. --::Slomox:: >< 19:01, 16 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You just don't get it, do you? Denn will ick aba ooch meen eijnet Wikisource ham! Jonathan Groß 00:58, 25 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Das sollst du gerne kriegen. An mir wird es jedenfalls nicht scheitern. Wenn es an dir scheitern soll, kannst du dich aber gerne auf den Standpunkt stellen, dass det Berlinerische eben keine Sprache ist, im Gegensatz zum Plattdeutschen. Dass der Sprachcharakter des Plattdeutschen schwächer ist als der einiger Standard-Nationalsprachen, das mag sein, nichtsdestotrotz ist er existent, wofür ich schon so manches Argument vorgebracht habe. Du musst den Schnitt eben an der richtigen Stelle setzen, und zwar irgendwo zwischen Plattdeutsch und Berlinerisch. Und nicht das Kind mit dem Bade ausschütten und kleinere Sprachen nicht zulassen, weil Dialekte sich das zum Vorbild nehmen könnten. --::Slomox:: >< 16:15, 25 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see meta:Requests_for_new_languages/Wikisource_Low_Saxon#Low_Saxon_Wikisource for a new request. --::Slomox:: >< 15:48, 21 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Domain requests ([edit]

I'd like to request the creation of a Volapük version of wikisource. The amount of texts there is already considerable, and there should be more coming along. (The ultimate goal is to place the whole Volapük literature here -- a possible, though still distant, goal.) --Smeira 23:26, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Support
support --birdy (:> )=| 23:43, 20 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
support, of course. sorry that I did not see your request earlier. ThomasV 10:37, 31 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
--::Slomox:: >< 18:09, 1 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support, --LadyInGrey 22:34, 20 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Support -jkb- 15:40, 24 May 2007 (UTC), sure :-)Reply[reply]

Domain requests ([edit]

We have a lot of sources both in old Northern Russian Language and in modern Northern Russian so we need --Yaroslav Zolotaryov 06:49, 9 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply] Siberian Wikipedia)

  • Please give a clear reason for not hosting these texts at This is a request from a ru.wikisource community to host texts from this dialect in another space? See also the request above related to nds.wikisource and the request for closure of ang.wikisource. 555 00:18, 10 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    No, Siberian is a different laguage, which we want to restore, ru-sib.wikipedia already exists. -- 14:57, 30 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Just to make things clear, this so-called "siberian language" is a pure Zolotaryov's invention, it's completely thought up and has no relations to the real siberian dialects (which, in turn, have almost no differences to the modern russian language, and hardly deserve their own wikipedias; in fact, most of the linguists do not even recognize them as dialects). Somehow Zolotaryov had managed to get his language an own wikipedia (mostly likely with the help of votes of his livejournal friends with whom he's working on his language), and now he's going all-out to preserve his original research nursery and expand it.
    The majority of russian wikipedians considers all that "siberian language" thing a lame joke at best. For example, all the links to the siberian wiki on the russian wiki are hidden by default. Discussion on the proposal for closure of Siberian Wikipedia is worth reading, and the proposal itself is still not closed.
    This is the situation that we have now. -- Himself v 19:33, 6 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support
  1. ------Ottorahn 16:15, 9 October 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. --Amire80 20:09, 6 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. --Yakudza 13:01, 12 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. --Ilya K 17:16, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. --Sriblyastyi
  • Oppose
There is no decision was made about Closure_of_Siberian_Wikipedia. In this situation will be quite reasonably to open after this project would be legitimate keeped. So, just for now i oppose
  1. Carn ru 11:58, 6 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Oppose per Carn. Also I've read articles in the "Category:Articles for Wikisource" in "ru-sib" Wikipedia, and noticed that some of they are written by Zolotaryov himself and contain rude anti-Russian propaganda. — (Kalan@ruwiki · talk) 15:20, 7 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Oppose because ru-sib is not a language. --Obersachse 15:42, 7 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Strong oppose. This is a blatant nonsense. ru-sib is not a live language, there are no texts officially published in it to be kept in wikisource. - w:ru:User:Volkov -- 16:31, 7 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Strong oppose. Ru-sib not a language, this is a fake -- ru.wikipedia user Sk --Sk 16:43, 7 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Please, stay cool. This is not a disscusion. Don't make of it dustbin. Please - delete your too strong and incivil words, and if anyone will oppose you - don't answer emotionaly. 19:11, 7 May 2007 (UTC) (Carn ru 19:12, 7 May 2007 (UTC))Reply[reply]
  6. Oppose. --Maqs 21:42, 7 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Oppose. Just because no texts in so called Siberian have been published outside Zolotayov's blog, website and self-made samizdat newspaper. Wikisource is not the place to promote your own poetry. The texts in real Russian dialects, that were published before in serious books and studies, can be published in Russian Wikisource without problems. Kneiphof 10:43, 20 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Domain requests ([edit]

Belorussian language has a developed culture, including literature, and should have its own Wikisource. This Wikisource will also be useful for studies of Belorussian cuture, laws, language, and I hope this project can unite all Belorussians despite of their political views, and work with this project can lessen the contradictions in Belorussian Internet-society Belorussian Wikipedia)

  • Support
  1. Carn ru 12:01, 6 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. -- 15:08, 7 May 2007 (UTC) Invalid vote, --LadyInGrey 22:31, 20 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. w:ru:User:Volkov -- 16:33, 7 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. I'm unsure about "bureaucrat candidate", because he seems to be somewhat related to Zolotarev. However, there are many documents suitable for be-source, and I will probably contribute there. (AKA w:ru:user:drbug) Drbug 17:11, 7 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Да здравствует новый учебник! --Alexsey 08:18, 8 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Yes, of cource this language with old literatural tradition should have own wikisource. Kneiphof 10:45, 20 May 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Against. It would be a good candidate once the two Belarusian Wikipedia language communities have sorted out their differences. Until that time it is not appropriate to start new projects. 04:57, 6 June 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Starting a subdomain[edit]

Once you have added your request to this page, if there is consensus for it, please contact developers in order to have your subdomain created.

You can post a bug in, or talk to them on IRC, channel #wikimedia-tech.

Developers can move pages from here to your subdomain, in a way that preserves edit history. For that, it is better to prepare in advance a list of the pages that you want to be moved to your subdomain, before the new subdomain is created. You may get help from user:ThomasBot if you wish.

After your subdomain is created, please blank the pages that were moved with a redirect to the new wiki, so that users will stop editing these pages on the main site. Please also put these pages in a category, such as [[Category:Moved to xx]], where "xx" is your subdomain. This category will be used to delete pages once they are not needed anymore.

Making sysops on new wikis[edit]

For all people requested rights on new wikis, please create an account on the new created wiki and post a message on Meta : m:Requests_for_permissions#Admin_for_Wikisource. Thanks. Yann 19:50, 25 August 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Archive (previous requests)[edit]

  • archive 1 - This was the previous "requests" page from before the New vote on language domains. The page is no longer active, but it includes lengthy discussion. Do not put language requests in this archive.
  • archive 2 - This archive is for requests which have been honored since after the New vote on language domains. When the language subdomain is actually set up, the requests for that language and its votes will be moved to this archive.
  • archive 3 - Archive for 19 languages set up on 2 June, 2006.