Persian is a language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain and... There are approximately 140 million native speakers worldwide. These travelers would be well-served by a Wikitravel travel guide in their language.
In addition, contributions in Persian would help the other Wikitravel language versions. Many Persian-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. Persian-speakers are also frequent travelers and would have a lot to contribute on other destinations and topics.
This Expedition has the following goals:
To collect a good base of Persian-speaking users willing to take this project further.
To choose a go-between who can keep users on the English-language site up-to-date on developments on Persian Wikitravel, and vice-versa
To translate the interface files for Wikitravel into Persian
To launch the new Persian-language Wikitravel.
To translate the pages and create the infrastructure necessary to make Persian Wikitravel useful and friendly for new Persian-speaking contributors.
To make Persian Wikitravel an integrated part of the Wikitravel family.
To get this project started, we need at least 3 Persian-speaking users willing to help start the Persian 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.
I am Maryam B.R ,
Iranian,Now i live in Netherlands.
So we are waiting to start it.
I am Meysam from Urmia, Iran
what is a translated MediaWiki language file?
how we can create and translate it?
I don't know. It might be best to ask about this in the pub. I think it requires help from our tech team. --PeterTalk 19:06, 22 October 2008 (EDT)
I am Hamed from Tehran . love to help starting Persian page of wikitravel .
Language interface file
We can collaboratively do this at en:Wikitravel:LanguageFa.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.