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The language committee and WMF Board have approved the creation of Wikivoyage Chinese.

Language code: zh
Site URL: zh.wikivoyage.org
Project name: 维基导游
Project namespace: Wikivoyage
Project talk namespace: Wikivoyage talk
Project logo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikivoyage-Logo-v3-zh-hans.png
Timezone: Asia/Shanghai
Enable uploads: yes

The UserMerge extension (default for Wikivoyage) is not required.

Thank you.


Version: wmf-deployment
Severity: enhancement
URL: //meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Requests_for_new_languages/Wikivoyage_Chinese

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bz59077

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Normal.Nov 22 2014, 2:33 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz59077.

Just out of curiosity, why would a Chinese project use English names for its namespaces?

Because it's more convenient to input.

(In reply to comment #1)

Just out of curiosity, why would a Chinese project use English names for its
namespaces?

zh.wp uses English name too.

It seems that zh.wp has change the namespace from en to zh auto.

hydrogen_cyanide wrote:

(In reply to comment #1)

Just out of curiosity, why would a Chinese project use English names for its
namespaces?

because chinese have variants, and it's unfair to use a certain variant in namespace names. and there're some kind of codes to display chinese namespace with the variant set in preferences or in the browser.

Yes, I understand that; I asked that question mostly because you (the group behind the new project) have apparently managed to reach an agreement on the name of the project (维基导游) but not on the project namespace name, which striked me as a bit weird.

If you want to continue with the English names for the namespaces, I can submit a patch later today (evening UTC time).

(In reply to comment #6)

If you want to continue with the English names for the namespaces, I can
submit
a patch later today (evening UTC time).

Thanks for that.

Change 104355 had a related patch set uploaded by Odder:
Create Chinese Wikivoyage (zhwikivoyage)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/104355

Dear all, thanks for your help, but I would like to know how long will it take?

(In reply to comment #9)

Dear all, thanks for your help, but I would like to know how long will it
take?

Some recent ones:
bug 46416 (he.voy): 6 days
bug 46417 (uk.voy): 7 days
bug 47945 (wikimania2014): 1 day (WOW!)
bug 48412 (vec.wikt): 3 days
bug 48413 (el.voy): 3 days
bug 49328 (tyv.wp): ~2 months (time wasted)
bug 52034 (vi.voy): 19 days (RESOLVED time)

(In reply to comment #5)

(In reply to comment #1)

Just out of curiosity, why would a Chinese project use English names for its
namespaces?

because chinese have variants, and it's unfair to use a certain variant in
namespace names. and there're some kind of codes to display chinese namespace
with the variant set in preferences or in the browser.

Couldn't there be aliases to namespaces? It seems possible as english names for namespaces also work, and redirect to the translated name of the namespace. (I understand that there are [[translatewiki:]] messages used for names of namespaces.)

(In reply to comment #10)

(In reply to comment #9)

Dear all, thanks for your help, but I would like to know how long will it
take?

Some recent ones:
bug 46416 (he.voy): 6 days
bug 46417 (uk.voy): 7 days
bug 47945 (wikimania2014): 1 day (WOW!)
bug 48412 (vec.wikt): 3 days
bug 48413 (el.voy): 3 days
bug 49328 (tyv.wp): ~2 months (time wasted)
bug 52034 (vi.voy): 19 days (RESOLVED time)

Normally, submitted bugs for wiki creations are done in groups and devs like to make them in one motion, normally not one at a time.

(In reply to comment #11)

Couldn't there be aliases to namespaces? It seems possible as english names
for
namespaces also work, and redirect to the translated name of the namespace.
(I
understand that there are [[translatewiki:]] messages used for names of
namespaces.)

In Chinese wikipedia,chinese names for namespaces also work, and redirect to the english name of the namespace.

(In reply to comment #12)

(In reply to comment #11)

Couldn't there be aliases to namespaces? It seems possible as english names
for
namespaces also work, and redirect to the translated name of the namespace.
(I
understand that there are [[translatewiki:]] messages used for names of
namespaces.)

In Chinese wikipedia,chinese names for namespaces also work, and redirect to
the english name of the namespace.

https://git.wikimedia.org/blob/operations%2Fmediawiki-config.git/ddd2488b6aac9c6d2842bc802b90563f6d85b5a9/wmf-config%2FInitialiseSettings.php#L3351 for project ns

@Reedy: Anything prevents you from merging?

(In reply to comment #14)

@Reedy: Anything prevents you from merging?

"Normally, submitted bugs for wiki creations are done in groups and devs like to
make them in one motion, normally not one at a time."

(In reply to comment #15)

(In reply to comment #14)

@Reedy: Anything prevents you from merging?

"Normally, submitted bugs for wiki creations are done in groups and devs like
to
make them in one motion, normally not one at a time."

IMO it is ready to merge.

(In reply to comment #15)

"Normally, submitted bugs for wiki creations are done in groups and devs like
to make them in one motion, normally not one at a time."

There are no other wikis waiting to be created.

can it be created individually?

(In reply to comment #18)

can it be created individually?

It can, but its prefered to create them in batches.

Change 104355 merged by jenkins-bot:
Create Chinese Wikivoyage (zhwikivoyage)

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/104355

The wiki is now live. Congratulations!