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Add the Saami languages to Commons
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It's become apparent that Commons works even worse with the Saami languages than we first thought, so a ticket for the whole thing separate from T223524. A separate tickets for the Romani languages will be added once we figure out endo-/autonyms for them.

= this works.
blank space = this doesn't work.

captions = captions can be added in the language to the caption box; SDC
information template = summaries can be added in the language to the summary box; also appears to be connected to Language select under the image.
information template autonym = template uses the language's own name instead of the ISO 639-9 code
language label = description label in the information template; language name appears correctly in the summary box description field;

The Saami languages:

lcodelangnameautonymcaptionsinformation templateinformation template autonym language label note
smaSouthern Saamiåarjelsaemien gïele
seNorthern Saamidavvisámegiella
sjkKemi<not known right now>
smsSkoltnuõʹrttsääʹmǩiõll, sääʹmǩiõll
siaAkkalasia-cyrl: а̄кь са̄мь кӣлл, а̄ххькэль са̄мь кӣлл, а̄кьяввьр са̄мь кӣлл. sia-ipa: ahʲkel kiːlː, ahʲkel sa:mʲ kiːlːsia-cyrl: Cyrillic, sia-ipa: IPA, sia-UPA: UPA
sjdKildinкӣллт са̄мь кӣлл, кӣлтса̄мь кӣлл
sjtTersjt-cyrl: таррь са̄мь кӣлл. sjt-ipa: tarje kiːlː, tarje sa:mʲ kiːlːsjt-cyrl: Cyrillic, sjt-ipa: IPA, sjt-UPA: UPA

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Here's some screenshots of what we've come across:

It was already possibly to use Southern and Northern Saami for captions, and now Inari and Skolt Saami can be too. The remaining Saami languages still cannot be used for captions as of today.

I've added the templates for all of the Saami languages except for Kemi.