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The Indonesian Wikitravel Expedition is an expedition to create a Indonesian-language version of Wikitravel.
For more information on multilingual Wikitravel policy, please see Language version policy.
Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the main language of en:Indonesia and one of the working languages of en:East Timor. Being closely related to Malay, it is also understood in en:Malaysia, en:Brunei and en:Singapore. There are over 250 million native speakers worldwide. These travelers would be well-served by a Wikitravel travel guide in their language.
In addition, contributions in Indonesia would help the other Wikitravel language versions. Many Indonesian-speaking areas are major travel destinations; having locals update information in their native tongue (which could then be translated to other languages) would make for better information in all the Wikitravel guides.
This Expedition has the following goals:
The Language version policy lists the steps necessary to get a Indonesian-language Wikitravel in place.
Gathering a team of users
To get this project started, we need at least 3 Indonesian-speaking users willing to help start the Indonesian Wikitravel. This means helping to translate the interface files, create content on the new Wikitravel, and to create the necessary infrastructure to make Wikitravel welcoming and useful for the next wave of contributors.
If you're interested, please create a user account here on Wikitravel Shared, and sign the list below. To sign, type four tildes (~~~~)
More than 3 users are welcome to sign up, but we need at least 3 to get started.
If there are no objections, ... has volunteered to act as go-between for this new language.
Language interface file
MediaWiki, the software that runs Wikitravel, uses a language interface file to make the links and names and prompts and stuff readable in other languages. We need to customize a new version to work for Indonesian Wikitravel.
We can collaboratively do this at LanguageId.php. It's started off with the Wikipedia language file, and we can use the English en:Wikitravel:Language.php file as a reference for things that need to be changed. It's mostly just changing the name of the site (Wikipedia -> Wikitravel), the name of the license, and the names of some important pages.