Wikisource talk:Languages

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All languages[edit]

This page is intended to eventually contain a list of all languages on Wikisource, locally and on sub-domains. A few reasons to develop this are:

  • to identify where local pages here need to be migrated to a sub-domain.
  • to determine where our local main pages are useless, as no pages in that language exist.
  • to direct people to the right sub-domain which is looking after similar languages.

John Vandenberg 10:12, 2 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

What do you exact mean with the column Size? If it means the number of articles in the language category so we could your the function {{PAGESINCATEGORY:Category}} like e.g. for Bahasa Melayu = 687. -jkb- 14:50, 5 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]
Well done, this is very useful. I'd also like to see which of those languages are supported by MediaWiki and which of the unsupported ones are enabled for translation at I'm not sure how to do this automatically though.
Also, should we list regional languages with a language code which are hosted within a subdomain? The Italian Wikisource hosts some: it:Categoria:Testi in altre lingue‎.
We should have something like a Special:SiteMatrix augmented by all languages of Wikisource documents, to show that Wikimedia is more than the 288 Wikipedia languages. --Nemo 06:24, 26 March 2015 (UTC)[reply]

Language codes[edit]

This is very useful for organizing scattered material here in so many smaller languages.

I suggest, however, that you add language codes and not just make do with language names, to prevent any possible confusion and make things clearer. Dovi 10:14, 2 July 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Gu, Be, Pl[edit]

All have their own domain (gu:, be:, and pl:). Bennylin (talk) 12:16, 31 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]

in addition: mr:, and nl:. Bennylin (talk) 12:32, 31 January 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Category:Беларуская (Belarusian) still has a lot of content in it. It looks like this content has already been imported into be: (I don't know this for sure, but three arbitrarily chosen pages from the main category existed on the remote wiki, anyway). Should the category be emptied before the entry is removed from the table? Or is there another list somewhere of content that should be deleted after being successfully transwikied? Or has the contents of the category in fact not been completely transwikied, as is the case with Category:Polski? - dcljr (talk) 02:36, 14 March 2013 (UTC)[reply]

Counting also pages inside subcategories[edit]

Is it possible to develop the page count through the subcategories? Thanks.--CuornoRusso (talk) 01:03, 19 December 2013 (UTC)[reply]


How are works hosted here supposed to be linked from Wikidata if the Wikisource instance doesn't have an associated language code? Arlo Barnes (talk) 07:05, 13 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Not, as there is no way to do so. The only thing that works is adding old-fashioned linked interwiki's, as can be seen at the bottom of Hail Mary. The reason is similar to why it doesn't work for the Incubator as well: this is a multilingual project, so theoretically a page on 1 thing can exist 25 times. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:05, 13 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
@Arlo Barnes: See d:Wikidata:Wikisource/Development#OldWikisource. —Justin (koavf)TCM 09:08, 13 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thank you both. For Ажыл (Антон Үержаа) I used P953, 'full work available at URL' on Ажыл (Q96248423) on the wikidata side and simply linked to the entity page on the poem's talk page for now. Hopefully `mul` can be added as a code on WD even before the scheme for representing multiple pages per site is worked out, since most works are probably represented only once even across all wikis; but that's work for brighter minds than I. Arlo Barnes (talk) 15:58, 13 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
That's a good fix in the meantime, actually. —Justin (koavf)TCM 08:58, 20 June 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks to user:Nikki, I have noticed that proper Wikidata linking is possible -- since when I'm not sure -- through the 'Multilingual sites' section of sitelinks, not the 'Wikisource' section; so instead of 'mulws', the shortcode for this wiki is simply 'sources'. Arlo Barnes (talk) 20:50, 5 February 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Inconsistent bolding of language codes in the table[edit]

The codes for aat, ab, ady, af, akk, io, jv, and sq are bolded in the first column because they have scope="row". This seems to be required because they all have parentheses in their category names (?), but the result is that the first column has inconsistent use of bold for language codes, which is confusing for readers. Is it possible to change the way scope="row" works to make them not bold? If not then we should make all language codes in the first column bold. BabelStone (talk) 18:58, 25 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

@BabelStone: You are 100% correct that this is inconsistent and that it should be fixed. The solution is to add semantics (i.e. scope=row) to every row. —Justin (koavf)TCM 19:25, 25 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]
Thanks, I've done as you suggest. BabelStone (talk) 19:49, 25 August 2020 (UTC)[reply]

Multiple categories for same language[edit]

How should multiple categories for same be dealt with? (they are due to writing the language name differently/in different languages/writing systems).

E.g., Category:Sanskrit and Category:संस्कृत.

--Imz 22:39, 28 March 2006 (UTC)[reply]

They have to be merged, but it will require extensive works.--Jusjih 16:23, 14 March 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Why Tamil Language is not shown ?[edit]

Why Tamil Language is not shown in the List ? Please let me know the details. --~~User:Dineshkumar_Ponnusamy~~

This list has not ‘’Chinese 中文‘’[edit]

There is not 'chinese 中文' in the list. Franklyzzm (talk) 00:41, 12 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]

@Franklyzzm: Are there any Chinese texts here? Note that thay are suitable if PD in US and not suitable for Chinese Wikisource due to other copyright restrictions (eg. copyrighted in China). If so, feel free to create the category. Ankry (talk) 07:26, 18 July 2019 (UTC)[reply]