User talk:Jerome Charles Potts

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Hello, Jerome Charles Potts, and welcome to Wikisource! Thank you for joining the project. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Again, welcome! -- billinghurst (talk) 21:25, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Welcome, and cheers for a improving a template/doc. Cygnis insignis (talk) 08:20, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
Thank you billinghurst for the (immediate) fix ! --Jerome Charles Potts (talk) 08:23, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Footnotes[edit]

There's no need to go back and redo things you've already done, but I wanted to point out that {{footnote overflow}} isn't really used anymore. Instead on the first page we name the ref, e.g.

<ref name="page82note3">This is a</ref>

and on the second page we throw the continued text of the footnote on the bottom of the page with the follow parameter, e.g.

 <ref follow="page82note3">page-spanning footnote.</ref>.

Prosody (talk) 05:19, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Nops[edit]

Oh, one other thing. The last line on the end of a page is going to merge with the first line of the next page as one paragraph. If you want the paragraph to end with the page and the next page to start with a new paragraph, put {{nop}} on a new line at the bottom of that page.

That aside, your work is really good so far, we appreciate it! Prosody (talk) 22:18, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for the tip, and for the compliment ! --Jerome Charles Potts (talk) 05:27, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

New template for quote marks[edit]

Hi, just noticed your new template. We already have a series of templates ({{'}} etc.) that do something of what you're doing. Could these be used instead? The main reason I'm asking is that the thin-space character you've used shows up in some browsers as an unprintable character and when exporting to ePub shows as a question mark. This makes some texts unreadable without considerable mental energy. Cheers, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 09:17, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for this input. Vaguely aware that such characters can pose some display problems in some situations (browser, font), i've been thinking about this for a while, and tonight chose the view of that it's time that those software get with the program.
Another possibility is to fiddle with "letter-spacing" or "padding-right" styles, but since those unicode chars already exist…
--Jerome Charles Potts (talk) 09:24, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
But, ah, indeed, it looks like {{'}} and its brethren have been thought out more than mine. --Jerome Charles Potts (talk) 09:30, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
As you can see there were plans for more in the series. I'm not sure why they weren't all done, but if they would be useful to you please feel free to carry on. Template creation isn't high in my skill set, but if you need help check with AuFCL who is good at sorting out the logic. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 09:38, 19 May 2014 (UTC)