ویکیپیڈیا:Talk Page for Non Urdu Speakers

Welcome to Urdu Wikipedia!
ようこそ ウルドゥーウィキペディアへ!
우르두어 위키에 오신 것을 환영합니다!
Bienvenue à l'ourdou Wikipedia
Bienvenidos a Wikipedia en urdu
مرحبا بكم في ويكيبيديا الأردية

This is a discussion page specially designed for non-Urdu speakers to discuss anything related to Urdu Wikipedia and Urdu. You can also request assistance or translations here. Messages can be given in English language and also in Urdu.

Russian Wikipedia Edition Plans Collaboration on India-related topicsترميم

Dear colleagues, Russian Wikipedia edition is planning a week of India on Nov 7-17, 2008. During this period, the Theme Week project participants and other Wikipedia users will try to cover as many India-related topics as possible. Your possible contribution to this project would be very much appreciated. --Tar-ba-gan 09:23, 31 اکتوبر 2008 (UTC)

Learning the languageترميم

Hello! I was wondering if anyone can give me links to pages that could help me learning Urdu..My mother language is Arabic...I was thinking may be that could make it easy for me to learn Urdu..Thanks!--Alnokta 15:56, 24 اپريل 2007 (UTC)


Me too am very interested in learning your sweet language, Urdu (Hindustani). My mother tongue is Persian. I saw the user page of Alnokta. It had useful links. Thank you very much. Keep on your great work here.


Hello, I am Phoebe from the English Wikipedia and Meta... I am just curious why your logo has an image of a sun behind it. Does it symbolize something? Thanks! -- phoebe

  • Thank Phoebe for your message. Urdu logo symbolize nothing special then just a Wikipedia logo, if you have any objection on it, we can discuss to change it. Samarqandi --سمرقندی 02:05, 15 اگست 2008 (UTC)

Hi! I have reverted the logo to the last "acceptable" version. While temporary "celebration" logos may be acceptable for short periods, for the duration Wikipedia logo must be in a uniform format. I will admit that the text on this logo is rather ugly. Please contact me to work on getting an acceptable logo for the project in the uniform standard that the Wikimedia Foundation can accept as well as one which uses a proper font. bastique talk 19:34, 5 فروری 2009 (UTC)


could someone please please please let me know what are the various online transliterators or keyboards for typing urdu online? i know one or two but they use weird mapping to the standard english keyboard and use too many letters (eg ARABTEX uses . , or - before so many letters that it is so hard to learn and type (you almost type double)... Please linke me to any page if there is for such a list.. or email me at charles.2345@yahoo.com with the keyword 2345 included in the subject. Thanks a lot. Salaam. TC

Bilingual editors: Please helpترميم

I do not speak any Urdu, so can someone bilingual please help?

I posted this previously on what was linked to from English Wikipedia as the Village Pump, but a user on Simple English Wikipedia directed me here.

Hello. I am an editor from the Simple English Wikipedia named Jonas D. Rand. You can see my userpage here. I speak English at a native level. I have come to Urdu Wikipedia to inquire about an editor on the Simple English Wikipedia who constantly posts articles about Pakistan, but some are copied from other websites that do not explicitly permit copying of content. There are also concerns about whether the articles are neutral, since the editor has a pro-Pakistan point of view about Kashmir. See also: simple:User:Chenzw/Pakistan

When anyone attempts to communicate with this user, they never respond. Nothing posted on the user's talk page is ever responded to. Both template warnings and genuine attempts to communicate have been unsuccessful.

The editor is annoying to some people, but I suggested that instead of warning the user, we should have someone try to communicate with the user in their native language. Since most of the editor's contributions regard Pakistan or India, I suggested that an Urdu-speaking editor try to communicate with the editor. Can someone try to do something about this? Yours,

Jonas Dalton Rand 04:29, 1 دسمبر 2008 (UTC)

  • Hello Jonas, I think Village pump is also OK for your post. I tried to understand your message but after reading it, there are some questions in my mind.
  1. There are many strange and unusual postes on every wikipedia including this urdu wikipedia, but some administrator or a senior user can always correct or revert the strange edits, what is the difficulty then?
  2. I saw the article on simple english wiki about kashmir and did not find it pro-pakistan. May be I am looking a changed version, do you think it is still biased or pro-pakistan?.
  3. can you provide the link of the user page of that user you mentioned above?
  4. can you provide some links of the pro-pakistan type of articles edited by that user?

--سمرقندی 07:14, 1 دسمبر 2008 (UTC)

Eptalon (Simple Wikipedia administrator) and I did not want to block, as there could have been other things that would cause him not to respond to warnings or anything else on his talk page, such as a poor understanding of English. He posted from an IP address geolocating to a service that helps Migrants in the UK. Majorly and Synergy (also Simple Wikipedia administrators) were not very reluctant to block, but I thought it was not a very good idea. I thought that we should try anything to get him to communicate, as long as it is not harmful, including bringing someone from Urdu (most common language in Pakistan) Wikipedia to try to communicate with the user, and take the educational approach about Wikipedia (by trying to introduce various things about Wikipedia to the editor), only in Urdu. I thought to come over to Urdu Wikipedia and ask would be the right idea.

The user edits only using IPs, without an account, please see simple:User:Chenzw/Pakistan. Many of the edits have probably been fixed. To see the user's contributions, click on "changes" on every IP address listed in User:Chenzw/Pakistan. As for whether the Kashmir article specifically is neutral now, it seems fine now. 19:46, 1 دسمبر 2008 (UTC)

Useful Linksترميم

Some useful links for Urdu typing:






... ]--محبوب عالم 20:34, 21 اکتوبر 2008 (UTC)

Please note that the urdu numbers are in the learn page are inaccurate and are the arabic forms which are different from the normally used script.

List of featured articlesترميم

Salaam, Can some one please provide me the list of all featured articles on urdu wiki.

Thanks in advance Dakutaa 07:02, 13 جنوری 2009 (UTC)

Walaikum Salam,
This is the list of Urdu Featured Article as per your request.

Thanks & regards, --اسپریچولسٹ (گفتگو) 08:03, 13 جنوری 2009 (UTC)

Shukriyaa and Dhanyawad :) Dakutaa 14:34, 13 جنوری 2009 (UTC)

On the English Wikipedia, there is an Articles for deletion discussion at en:Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Shair Siddiqui about en: Shair Siddiqui, who I think writes in Urdu. If you have an article about him in the Urdu Wikipedia or if you are familiar with his work, could you please expland the article and participate in the Articles for deletion discussion? -- Eastmain 06:58, 11 اکتوبر 2009 (UTC)

Urdu Wikipedians from Indiaترميم

Hello Urdu Wikipedians, My name is Shiju Alex and I am from Malayalam Wikipedia (http://ml.wikipedia.org). Could one of you please provide me the contact details of few very active Urdu Wikipedians who are based in India. Thanks --Shijualex 10:48, 24 اگست 2010 (UTC)

Article request: Foreign and Commonwealth Officeترميم

Hi! The UK en:Foreign and Commonwealth Office has a website, in Urdu, http://www.fco.gov.uk/ur/. The Urdu name of the agency is within that website. Would someone mind writing a stub about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Urdu? Thanks WhisperToMe 16:04, 2 ستمبر 2010 (UTC)

Another request: Supreme Leader of Iranترميم

The article en:Supreme Leader of Iran needs an equivalent on the Urdu Wikipedia.

The position has an Urdu website at http://www.leader.ir/langs/ur/

Thanks, WhisperToMe 21:09, 9 ستمبر 2010 (UTC)

Imran Farooqترميم

Also عمران فاروق needs an Urdu article at عمران فاروق WhisperToMe 16:50, 17 ستمبر 2010 (UTC)

interwiki correctionترميم

Hello I try to correct interwiki links concerning fr:Banu Qurayza and I found two links to your wiki غزوہ بنی قریظہ andبنو قریظہ. Maybe this two articles should be merged if it's the same subject ? Pok

Another requestترميم

en:International Guerillas (film) needs an Urdu article too WhisperToMe 04:55, 4 مارچ 2011 (UTC)

Foundation Images Policyترميم

Hi everyone,
I am Yosri from Malay Wikipedia. Recently I was informed by certain parties that MS Wiki need to delete any images tagged as Non-Commercial under Foundation Licensing policy. After I have done some studies, I realised that Wikipedia Foundations is moving towards allowing commercialises all images, as such they are acting on behalf of commercial company to require all images loaded with tagging Non-Commercial in all Wiki Project to be removed, including those loaded in local Wiki. You are only allowed to licenses your images under "free content", which specifically allows commercial reuse, example GDLF 1.2. Certain images is exempted under a very narrow EDP ("exemption doctrine policy") definition. If you all already aware about this, please ignore this comment. Otherwise, for more details please visit http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Wikimedia_projects_still_using_non-commercial-only_images.3F Yosri 05:17, 2 مارچ 2011 (UTC)

Hello to all the Urdu embassy! I'm from Chile and I want to make a request of translation from english to Urdu language about a particular article look at this. It's about the Chilean city of Concepción. Can someone really help me? I need to create the Urdu article of Concepción, or only a stub, I don't know!, please!. anyway, I thank you very much for your help. ---X4v13r3 08:34, 9 اپریل 2011 (UTC)

Fuck You

Fundraiser 2011 translationترميم

Hi! I am Jon Harald Søby, and I work for the Wikimedia Foundation during the 2011 fundraiser. I am looking for people who can help coordinating the translations into Urdu for this year's fundraiser. The coordinator task is to help find translators and quality checkers, and make sure the translations are done in time. If you want to help out with coordinating, translating or quality checking, add your name to this list or send me an e-mail at jsoby@wikimedia.org. Jsoby 17:50, 17 اگست 2011 (UTC)

Bot policyترميم

Hello! I could not find the UR-Wiki Bot Policy, where are you hiding it? :-)) --Hedwig in Washington 19:00, 12 ستمبر 2011 (UTC)

Question from another Userترميم

Hello! I got a question on my talk page here that I can't answer, so I like to post it here:

  • <snip>Hi! Could You tell me how en:Nauman Habib would be in Urdu language--Edgars2007 19:09, 15 اکتوبر 2011 (UTC) <snap>
Thanks! --Hedwig in Washington 20:32, 15 اکتوبر 2011 (UTC)
  • nauman habib would be

نعمان حبیب
--Urdutext 23:49, 15 اکتوبر 2011 (UTC)

Thank you!--Edgars2007 07:09, 16 اکتوبر 2011 (UTC)

Abdur Rehman Atifترميم

You people should promote this language as it has a played a major role for the in the literature. It is also the national language of Pakistan.



QRpedia is a multilingual WikimediaUK project which uses QR codes to deliver Wikipedia articles to users, in their preferred language. We need a version of the article about it, in Urdu. Can someone make one, please? Pigsonthewing (talk) 11:42, 1 مارچ 2012 (UTC)

Monuments of Spain Challengeترميم

Excuse me for not speaking Urdu yet.

Wikimedia España invites you to join the Monuments of Spain Challenge. And what’s that? It’s a contest. You have to edit, translate or expand articles about the Spanish monuments and you will be granted points. So you’re not just writing about wonderful buildings: you can get prizes!

The time of the contest will include all October and any information you may need is right here.

Join in and good luck!

PS: We would be grateful if you could translate this note into Urdu.

B25es on behalf of Wikimedia España.

Sorry for my ur-0. There's a request on Phabricator that is planning to deploy InternetArchiveBot (IABot) here (was suggested by @محمد شعیب:, however it require consensus from our urwiki community members, so would someone start a discussion on Village Pump of urwiki? Thanks for reading my message here. --Liuxinyu970226 (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 03:20, 5 جولا‎ئی 2017 (م ع و)

@Liuxinyu970226: Yes we have started consensus here :)-- Bukhari Saeed Talk 04:58, 24 ستمبر 2017 (م ع و)

Accepting Awami Nastaliq fontترميم

Dear friends,

I'm glad to recommened a new Nastaliq style font to you to display Urdu Wikipedia articles. Recently I have noticed a new font produced for everyone — Awami Nastaliq, this is a Nastaliq-style Arabic script font supporting a wide variety of languages of southwest Asia, including not only Urdu but also other languages of Pakistan, India and others. Unlike other fonts, this font require Graphite text layout engine (most notably, in Firefox), including some unusual base characters and diacritics used other than Urdu (as what the font named — awami), and using Graphite’s smart shape-based kerning mechanism to get better spacing and positioning between the words, additionaly, the base characters often include multiple alternate glyphs that could be make used of when displaying running texts. Feel free to making this font works with Common.css. Also, you can try to make this font works with Saraiki or Panjabi Wikipedias if you fell in love with this font and you can contact their Wikipedians. :-)

You can see http://software.sil.org/awami/ for more details.

If you have concern about this font you can try to add this font after Noto Nastaliq, as what I made in this sandbox.

Best regards.

--Great Brightstar (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 15:36, 23 ستمبر 2017 (م ع و)

Now everyone can try it directly on Firefox. --Great Brightstar (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 01:07، 21 مارچ 2018ء (م ع و)

Urdu text in Multilingual Wikisourceترميم


I am a Multilingual Wikisource admin. A user have uploaded this Urdu text that looks strange to me. Can anybody help us to judge whether this is some already published text by a well-known author or just some user's own work/modern text/giberish. Unfortunately, no admin speaks Urdu there and we are unable tu judge whether the text is useful content and in scope (our scope is to publish Public Domain/freely licensed text that were already published elsewhere). Ankry (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 15:45, 5 مارچ 2018 (م ع و)



This appears to be some extract from the novel تقدیر کے فیصلے۔ But I am unable to refer to the following link: http://www.hamariweb.com/articles/article.aspx?id=26740 as Hamariweb.com is blocked in my country. Maybe my colleagues can throw more light.

--مزمل الدین (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 17:16, 5 مارچ 2018 (م ع و)

Help with a projectترميم

I am initiating ​​a project to record the name of my language in all the languages ​​present in Wikipedia. First, I encourage you to create / improve the article on the Asturian language and, on the other hand, to help me in my project I would need a man and a woman to record how it is said in your language: Asturian . Thanks in advance. - Vsuarezp (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 21:00، 15 نومبر 2018ء (م ع و)

Request for translation and continued maintenance of a Meta page: Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kongترميم

Hello, guys,

I am WhisperToMe, a strategy coordinator for meta:Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong. In an effort to increase participation from Hong Kong's ethnic minority South Asian community, I am looking for Wikimedians interested in maintaining translations of the user group's pages in South Asian languages. If there are speakers of Urdu interested in not only creating a translation of the page, but also continually maintaining it as changes are made, please give me a ping. I think this would be very useful for the city's South Asian community.

Happy editing, WhisperToMe (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 09:25، 1 مئی 2019ء (م ع و)

Question about the name of a wiki user group in Urduترميم

Hi! I wonder what "Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong" would be in Urdu? I would like to add an Urdu translation of the name to the Commons page

Thanks, WhisperToMe (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 06:03، 23 جولائی 2020ء (م ع و)

Requests for comment/Concerned about Urdu Wikipedia articles' truthiness and neutralityترميم

I posted my concern on Meta-Wiki. Please have a look at it. Requests for comment/Concerned about Urdu Wikipedia articles' truthiness and neutrality --Pravega (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:12، 16 ستمبر 2020ء (م ع و)

I need someone to review my editsترميم

I read English but not Urdu.

I made some changes to

کلارک اسٹیٹ کالج

and moved it from its previous location because the school's name changed recently.

I relied on Google Translate which as we all know is far inferior to a human translation.

I need someone to proofread and correct my work.

I can be reached by ping/notifications or by my talk page on the English Wikipedia, en:User:Davidwr.

My contributions can be found at خاص:شراکتیں/Davidwr.

-- Davidwr (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 14:54، 5 فروری 2021ء (م ع و) @Davidwr: Actually I have reviewed that.

ہامون مشخیلترميم

Dear Urdu Wikipedians. I have created the article of "Hamun e-Mashkel" in the Persian Wikipedia (here). This would be a great help if you translate it into Urdu (and even English) because as you know it is the biggest seasonal lake in Pakistan and it also borders Iran but there is no article for it. Thank you. Rizorius (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 11:33، 8 جنوری 2022ء (م ع و)

Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month: We are back in 2022!ترميم

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Please help translate to your language

Hello, dear Wikipedians!

Wikimedia Ukraine, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Ukrainian Institute, has launched the second edition of writing challenge "Ukraine's Cultural Diplomacy Month", which lasts from 17 February to 17 March 2022. The campaign is dedicated to famous Ukrainian artists of cinema, music, literature, architecture, design and cultural phenomena of Ukraine that made a contribution to world culture. The most active contesters will receive prizes.

We invite you to take part and help us improve the coverage of Ukrainian culture on Wikipedia!--ValentynNefedov (WMUA) (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 12:46، 21 فروری 2022ء (م ع و)

en:Pakistan Embassy International School and College Tehran had been given a PROD (proposed deletion). Does anyone with access to Pakistani newspaper archives have access to articles about the foundation of the school?

Thank you, WhisperToMe (تبادلۂ خیالشراکتیں) 16:47، 22 دسمبر 2022ء (م ع و)