As discussed here: http://wikisource.org/wiki/Wikisource:Scriptorium#Import_upload_privileges_and_bugs_with_transwiki, transwiki import to multilingual (aka "old") wikisource has been broken for some time. There are a number of issues. Until recently only importing from the english wikisource functioned. Other import attempts resulted in: ''Import failed: Expected <mediawiki> tag, got'' For some reason sa.wikisource had been set up differently and ''was'' wrong, but because of the fix to https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=29591 sa.wikisource is now the only import source that works. Why the other import sources didn't work previously is not clear so they should be checked for functionality, not merely changed. Sister subdomains should now be declared by only their two digit language code.