Saturday, August 30, 2008

Tulu Wikipedia - Lets Realize the Dream

Wikipedia is a living encyclopedia on the net as it allows the users to edit the content. Add to that it is available almost all the major languages of the world and also it continuously adds new languages to its ever growing knowledge bank after some requirements are met. And now it is the turn of Tulu language to have its own wikipedia.

Proposal to open new language subdomain for Tulu in wikipedia has been verified as eligible. But there are still some requirements described in the language proposal policy for the final approval to get the wikipedia in Tulu - There should be active test project on Multilingual Wikisource (Wikisource only), Beta Wikiversity (Wikiversity only), or the Incubator (all other projects). Currently Tulu has test project in Incubator. Tulu wikipedia Test Project PageThe project should be active until its approval. Also there should be a MediaWiki interface available in the language. For Tulu, some of MediaWiki messages are left untranslated. For a complete list of requirements for the approval of wikipedia for a particular language click here.

You can contribute Tulu articles written in Kannada script for this test project, thus increasing the chances of getting Tulu wikipedia approved. For this you need to have a wiki account created. For creation of wiki account click here. You can visit the request page for Tulu wikipedia and add yourself as an user interested in forming an editing community. As per language policy of wiki, at least five active users must edit that language regularly before a test project will be considered successful. Also you can add arguments in favour of creating Tulu wikipedia in the same page. Most importantly it is your articles written in Tulu contributed to test project, which will make Tulu Wikipedia a reality. Calling all Tuluvas for contributing to this cause.




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