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- T184436: Upload Sami bibliography to Wikidata
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- T144272: [DO NOT USE] new monolingual language code requests for Wikidata (tracking) [superseded by #language_codes]
T124758: [Story] Show all available languages in monolingual text value's suggester
T74590: [Bug] Monolingual code is missing for Romani (rom) and Scandoromani (rmg-variant)
T184436: Upload Sami bibliography to Wikidata
There is a bunch of missing codes, it would be nice if they could all be fixed.
The names are Norwegian
- Akkalasamisk (sia) - dead language
- Kildinsamisk (sjd) - 800 users
- Kemisamisk (sjk) - dead language
- Tersamisk (sjt) - 6 users
- Enaresamisk (smn) - 250 users
- Skoltesamisk (sms) - 400 users
- Umesamisk (sju) - 10 users
- Pitesamisk (sje) - 20 users
- Nordsamisk (se, sme) - "se" exist in Wd, 25700 users
- Lulesamisk (smj) - 2000 users
- Sørsamisk (sma) - "sma" exists in Wd, 600 users
Akkala-, Ter- and Kildin Sami Language uses Cyrillic script, Skolt Sami is still in use in Russia wit Cyrillic script. Skolt Sami in Finland is written with Latin script. All other uses Latin script.
@jeblad After these patches, the only missing Sami languages in Wikidata are Akkala Sami, Kemi Sami and Ter Sami. All are dead (or almost dead) with little or no literature. In the Sami bibliography I'm working on uploading, there are no texts in any of these languages. So I don't think it's necessary to add them yet, at least not until we have good use-cases where it is necessary to have these codes for monolingual properties.
Also, what kind of problems re. CLDR? There are already plenty of languages enabled for monolingual text in Wikidata that are not supported in CLDR, but I haven't heard of any problems because of that.
@jhsoby-WMNO To make reuse a viable option language codes must be according to known good standards. Consider the problems with no/nb/nn language codes.
Also if there are any open questions it is not wise to close the task as further discussions will then be more or less dead. Users leave the task and some even unsubscribe automatically.
@jeblad You're right, sorry, my bad, so re-opened for now. You have a point, but I think it is a wider issue than what's fit for just this task for a single language code. This is not the first and likely not the last monolingual language code that isn't in CLDR. I think this should preferrably be discussed in a higher-level task like T144272 or T124758, or perhaps a task of its own. What do you think?