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Montaigne[edit]

Essays (Montaigne) Author:Michel de Montaigne 1575 ESSAYS by Michel de Montaigne translated by Charles Cotton

To get a translation of a later edition (Édition de Bordeaux) more complete would do better. --Zephyrus 07:38, 20 August 2006 (UTC)

Hey Zephyrus,

I've deleted Talk:Zephyrus/edit1 for you :)--Shanel 01:19, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

That ancient Greek Diodorus looks excellent (as does the French--I wish I could speak French!). Do you know if there is a special wikisource for ancient language texts? Robth 03:38, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


Instead of OCR'ing the text, I think it would be more efficient to take the text from Wind in the Willows; or are they very different editions? John Vandenberg (chat) 08:22, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

As far as I know, we dont have anything like the fr template ADroite. Please create a that template here. We may not use it very often because currently our header is always on the top of the page, ... but ... I am sure this will be useful at times. p.s. we are about to discuss header changes at Wikisource:Scriptorium#Standardization_run; French ideas are always welcome :-) John Vandenberg (chat) 11:31, 6 May 2008 (UTC)

Final push for the Proofread of the Month...[edit]

This month's Proofread of the Month, Index:The Pilgrim Cookbook.djvu, is still a ways away from being fully validated. However, we're within striking distance.

If all ten members proofread just two (but preferably three) pages a day, we'll be able to finish the book before the end of the month.

We can do it. :) EVula // talk // 01:20, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Admin[edit]

I have been seeing your work at Special:RecentChanges and after checking your edit history and SUL I think you would make a wonderful candidate for Admin at Wikisource. Would you be willing to accept a nomination? Jeepday (talk) 23:51, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

proofreading Aristotle[edit]

Hi, could you please check out the last edit you made here [1], the ref no longer looks correct, and I can't figure out why. Thanks, Epousesquecido (talk) 01:29, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Thank-you spam[edit]

Thank you for supporting me for adminship. :) I'll try to make you glad you did it. So here's a belated Nadezhda "Harry S. Truman" Durova campaign song. All the best, Durova (talk) 05:42, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm Just Wild About Harry (help | file info or download)

Index:Montesquieu - The spirit of laws.djvu did you want this added by bot?[edit]

Zyephyrus did you want me upload the OCR for Index:Montesquieu - The spirit of laws.djvu or is this a copy and paste project? Please leave me a message on my talk page with the answer. Thanks. --Mattwj2002 (talk) 22:22, 16 November 2008 (UTC)

Proofreading Our American Holidays[edit]

Thanks for the feedback! I'm figuring this out as I go, so please let me know if there are other ways to do this that would work better. Acarmack (talk) 22:52, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Historical Lectures and Addresses[edit]

Hi, Zyephyrus. Thanks for validating some of pages in Historical Lectures and Addresses.  :D After so much work, it's nice to see one of those lectures reach valid status.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 13:56, 25 January 2009 (UTC)

Small Caps[edit]

Good Morning, Not sure if you know about {{smallcaps}}, see my edit on Page:Marie de France Lays Mason.djvu/25. Jeepday (talk) 11:56, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

  • Response at my talk Jeepday (talk) 23:40, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

commons:Category:Scanned English books in DjVu[edit]

Quick question—could you explain why you created this category on commons? Most djvu texts are placed in commons:Category:Scanned English texts. Do you think it makes sense to break these out separately? --Spangineerwp (háblame) 15:00, 16 February 2009 (UTC)

Okay, great. Unless you object, I'll propose that the category be deleted. And yes, it is quite confusing that there are different file structures for these texts. Originally the German wikisource created a file structure on Commons that was specifically identified as "Wikisource files," and at the time I was an administrator on Commons, so I got involved in trying to convince them that it made more sense to just call their books "Scanned German texts," since they could be used anywhere, not just Wikisource. It never really changed, so now there are different category structures and it's all rather confusing. --Spangineerwp (háblame) 15:34, 16 February 2009 (UTC)
Yes, those three make sense. Personally I'm not convinced that the Wikisource template is necessary (there's no "Wikipedia" template on images used on Wikipedia, for example), but it's not hurting anything and if people find it useful, so be it. --Spangineerwp (háblame) 04:00, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


Huck Finn[edit]

Hello

The original title of the work is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, without "The". The version of the book I have is this one: Twain, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884). Ed. Bernard De Voto. The Portable Mark Twain. New York: Penguin Books, 1977: 193-539.

The following extract is taken from Rasmussen, R. Kent. Mark Twain A to Z. The Essential Reference to His Life and Writings. New York: Facts on File, 1995: "It should be noted that the full title appearing on the title page and cover of the first edition of this book is Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade). E.W. Kemble's illustration for the half-title page that opens the first chapter reads The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; however, "The" is not properly part of the book's title, though it has been used more often than not in reprint editions."

Do the wiki guidelines say that the title used in the article should be the same as the title appearing on the written version used as a source? Anyway, I don't really care what title appears, but since you asked if I had a published version, here it is.

regards

[from 78.22.104.150 15:34, 28 April 2009]

Thank you, 78.22.104.150. I transmit these informations to the Huckleberry Finn Discussion page. --Zyephyrus (talk) 23:03, 28 April 2009 (UTC)


Re-adding the links[edit]

Why have you re-added the links? As I pointed out, they cause problems when one wishes to convert the stories to a pdf and print them out for offline reading. There seems to be a problem there, though perhaps it lies with the pdf conversion tool? Surely links to versions of the stories in different languages can go else where. There is also the problem that as they were, they didn't even show up on the page! They should be deleted as far as I can see as there is no good reason to keep them, they cause problems and provide nothing useful as they were not available to click to find the versions in different languages.

A Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament[edit]

Zyephyrus, I think your the only admin on the English Wikisource that knows Greek. I wanted to let you know about A Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament. Could you also please leave a message on the Greek Wikisource about this as well? I would let them know, but frankly it is Greek to me. Please leave a note on my talk page. Thanks. --Mattwj2002 (talk) 06:35, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

correction[edit]

Nicely picked up [2] I sensed there was an error, but the two spellings threw me off. Cheers, Cygnis insignis (talk) 22:07, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

created Author:F. C. Tilney[edit]

not sure which of the bits that he translated, so can I leave for you to add that component. -- billinghurst (talk) 06:15, 23 December 2009 (UTC)

Popular Science Monthly update[edit]

Hi Zyephyrus. Please see the new documentation on the namspace and page naming convention for the The Popular Science Monthly Project. — Ineuw (talk) 02:40, 25 December 2009 (UTC) ps. nice to meet you.

Category organization

Category:The Popular Science Monthly Project

Detailed documentation of the PSM proofreading

Proofreading guide

Annotations[edit]

Hi Zyephyrus. I noticed your question about annotations, and frankly, I haven't annotated anything yet, but I created THIS PAGE, where there are references and they appear in smaller text, by the use of the {{smallrefs}} template. I hope this helps.— Ineuw (talk) 10:16, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit]

We already have some version of the fables, you should consider subpaging the versions you are creating for a lot of reasons, but the best is it makes it easier for everyone to add or view the version they want. Cygnis insignis (talk) 11:50, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Glad I could clarify what was going on in the document. Hey ! I noticed you put a transclusion up here, beating my version here by a few years - this makes helping you an extra pleasure :-) Cygnis insignis (talk) 18:37, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Little request[edit]

Notice modeled after [3]

As Template:New texts is monitored in IRC, and many users have it in their Watchlists, I was wondering whether you would consider adding the name of the text being added to the edit summary, rather than solely +1,-1. Even if it is just have +Name of work, -1 that would be most helpful. Thanks. -- Cirt (talk) 04:29, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

Little help[edit]

Hi User:Zyephyrus, I'm a newbie here and would like to ask you for a little favor. Can you check if this User:Krenakarore/monobook.js is right ? Just wanna add a few buttons and learn how to do the job. Any Tutor here on WS that might come to assist me ? Don't know much about computers and programs, so help would be welcome. Thanks Krenakarore (talk) 07:54, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

First Folio[edit]

Ok. Validated the page you showed me. Just tell me whenever you want me to look over one and validate it. - Tannertsf (talk) 22:07, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

old text "s"[edit]

How do you put the old character "s" into these pages, like on the First Folio book? - Tannertsf (talk) 22:14, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

{{long s}} = {{ls}} — billinghurst sDrewth 13:54, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

Wikilivres[edit]

Do you know what is happened to Wikilivres? Is it going to functioning again? I wrote to Yann, but he did not respond. I don't know why... Dmitrismirnov (talk) 09:54, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

Wikisource Translations[edit]

Hey Zyephyrus,

I apologize if it surprised you, but I can explain what led me to replacing the text. I came across an edit by an IP who it seems had been systematically making small changes that appeared to be vandalism. Well, some certainly seemed to vandalism, but that was what I found difficult. The page had been changed fairly often and in the same manner, but in not knowing latin, I felt somewhat helpless in protecting it against vandalism. I found a translation and thought it would put an end to it, and I could maintain it. I have no problem having both and can disambiguate and move the work I added if you like; I thought using the scan would be easier for everyone. - Theornamentalist (talk) 11:49, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Newly added text in Greek[edit]

Hi, I know this is in modern Greek, but would you mind taking a look at Μια διαλεξη? My Greek is pretty awful, but I suspect that this is a self-authored work and wanted to check before bothering to transwiki to the Greek WS. Is it worth keeping? Beeswaxcandle (talk) 08:17, 1 June 2011 (UTC)

Index:Ruffhead - The Statutes at Large, 1763.djvu ‎[edit]

Thanks , but this is only Volume 1 (up to then end of the Reign on Henry VI.)

The complete work is 9 volumes (all on archive.org see the section of Requested Texts where I've linked all 9 volumes of this particular Edition) , Any chance of being really helpful and grabbing the Djvu for all 9 Volumes :).

(There are other volumes which extend the coverage to 1806 IIRC, but these are a later edition, and appear to have been Google Scans :( )

In terms of Other recordings of Statutes, assorted volumes of Collection for Statutes/Acts passed after 1806 appear to exist on Google Books. It's not the intent here to duplicate the contents of stuff already held on legislation.gov.uk though.

I'm going to be working on these for a while it seems.

You might want to discuss this on the Scriptorium. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 20:07, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

I've noted 2 missing pages in the Scan at archive.org which I've mentioned back to them,

Google Books has a different scan, but with 'different' missing pages :O XD ;) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 15:01, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Hi Sfan00, I wonder where we ought to ask for these pages and these scans: is it somewhere on this place? Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 16:39, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Oh, this is the place: I hadn’t seen you had requested these indexes there. It’s better like this:I work without a bot so creating an entire list requires a very long time if I do it myself: but I will do it for you if no bot is available. --Zyephyrus (talk) 17:43, 30 March 2012 (UTC)
Hmm just noted a slight issue, Some of the dating given in Ruffhead is NOT the dating fro some Statutes given in other sources (inc.) offical UK Government ones.. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 10:02, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
Would Wikipedia be the right place to give links to these other sources and to this text too? On a talk page (I don’t know which one: the author’s page or the article?) I’ve transcluded this discussion on the index talk page too. --Zyephyrus (talk) 17:07, 31 March 2012 (UTC)
It's certainly worth mentioning over on Wikipedia :) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 17:36, 31 March 2012 (UTC)

Contents box for Index:An argosy of fables.djvu[edit]

Hello.

I am impressed by your approach of making the contents pages for An Argosy of Fables scroll like that!

One annoying niggle (might be just my browser/Firefox 16.0.2 on Linux): the left margin of all the contents pages are clipped. Rather suspiciously, by about the exact width of the scrollbar...?

Any thoughts/does this happen to you, too? MODCHK (talk) 08:11, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Hello again.
Since writing the above I have had a little bit of a play with the <div style>, and have found that increasing the left-padding from 5 to 20px makes the scroller function correctly in my browser. Would you please be so good as to check if this had had any adverse affect when you access the Index:?
Cheers, MODCHK (talk) 21:57, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Two versions of Poetics[edit]

Zyephyrus, what did you do? Sherucij's page "Poetics" was never by Bywater but you renamed it Bywater! It was by Butcher, and then what did you do? You started a new page called Poetics (Butcher)!

I want you to recopy your Poetics (Butcher) transclusion commands to the misnamed Poetics (Bywater) so the edit history is restored. Then I want you to delete Poetics (Butcher), which only has your work, and then rename Poetics (Bywater) to its correct name Poetics (Butcher). Then you can restart Poetics (Bywater) with the Bywater scans if you want to, or just leave it deleted and do it later. ResScholar (talk) 06:57, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

Sherurcij’s Bywater’s translation still named Bywater’s translation: where is the problem? --Zyephyrus (talk) 11:32, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
Sorry Zyephyrus, for the mixup. It turns out it was by Bywater after all. What happened was that on December 1, 2008 an anonymous user added Chapters 17-26, chapters which were by Butcher, to the Bywater work, and then in January 2009 you split it into three parts. Two of the parts contained the wrong translations, and I assumed it was Butcher's translation all the way through. So now all we have to do is delete the chapters that don't belong. Fortunately this page was never marked as proofread on the Aristotle author page. I will do the deletions, so you don't have to worry about it. ResScholar (talk) 21:40, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
I’ve added some text from Gutenberg Project, is this one correct? --Zyephyrus (talk) 18:19, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
You didn't have to try to help out, but actually, no it's not. Search the text for the phrase "i.e." and you'll see the text is corrupt. ResScholar (talk) 07:07, 13 February 2013 (UTC)
But it matches the errors in Sherucij's contribution in the earlier chapters, so at least we can be fairly certain it's the same edition, which is important to know. ResScholar (talk) 22:00, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Edittool[edit]

Excuse-moi de répondre si tardivement. J'ai trouvé la solution. Il faut insérer la balise : <div id="charinsert" style="font-size:1.1em;">α β γ δ ε ζ η θ</div> , ce qui donne :

α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ μ ν χ ο π ρ σ τ υ φ χ ψ ω.

--Bertrand GRONDIN (talk) 13:42, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikisource:WikiProject CrankyLibrarian[edit]

Please see edit and respond there. JeepdaySock (AKA, Jeepday) 14:39, 15 March 2013 (UTC)

Merci pour l'accueil[edit]

Dear Zyephyrus,

Thanks a lot for your welcome. Cordially. --Christian COGNEAUX (talk) 19:03, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Bonjour. Pourriez-vous m'aider s'il vous plaît fr:wikisource:Questions techniques#Comment réunir des fichiers images en un seul document ?  ? D'avance merci. Christian COGNEAUX (talk) 19:27, 17 March 2013 (UTC)
JackPotte has answered your question there (in French). You can find an answer in English here. If you have problems, you can request texts here or ask questions here where you have a button ask for help. Can any of these links help you? Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 12:59, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Your user page affected by recent change to {{colors}}[edit]

Hello Zyephyrus.

Just bringing your attention to the fact that a recent change to the above template has had an adverse effect upon your rather elegant user page.

Please note that {{colors}} no longer adds a new line after the end of each highlighted region, so your page will require the addition of such to return to its former state.

I was intending to bring this to your attention prior to the template change being made, but a comedy of errors ensued; and while sorting that out, a third party coincidentally made the change anyway. Net result: apologies for this (late) notice!

Regards, MODCHK (talk) 21:19, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

No problem, MODCHK, I think the result is rather a happy one: the page is nicer now than it was, so many thanks  :) --Zyephyrus (talk) 16:34, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikisource User Group[edit]

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Greek footnote[edit]

Hi, I saw that you're an admin with a knowledge of Ancient Greek, and wondered if you might be able to help me. I transcribed a Greek footnote on a page I was working on as:

Ἀπὸ τοῦ ὁρᾷν ἔρχεται τὸ ἐρᾷν.

but noticed that Gutenberg transliterated it instead as:

'Apo tou dran erchetai to eran.

I've checked a few other editions, and the third word looks to me like it starts with a rough-breathed omicron ("horan", not "dran"?), but I've got a very limited knowledge of the language, and don't understand it to know for sure which is correct, whether the printer got it right, what it means, or where it's taken from (and Google hasn't been any help for the latter two). Would you mind checking it over when you've got time (and ideally I'd love to find out what the source was, but don't really know where to begin)? --xensyriaT 20:40, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Hello xensyria, I think you are right and the previous transliteration was wrong, I can't find any meaning in dran. Regards, --Zyephyrus (talk) 21:19, 4 January 2014 (UTC)
Alright, thanks! --xensyriaT 21:50, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

Changing the Index: name[edit]

Hello Zyephyrus,

Thanks for the welcome. I have a question. I uploaded a djvu file from Internet Archive to Wikimedia Commons, but did not alter the name of the file. I did not appreciate that when one creates an Index page on Wikisource, the file name automatically becomes the name of the work. Currently I have "Index:Talesofjohnolive00hobb.djvu" when I should have "Index: Tales of John Oliver Hobbes.djvu". Do I need to request deletion and start over again, or is there a way I can change the file name at Wikisource?Jason Boyd (talk) 23:50, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

I will get it moved, though to note that it all stems from getting the name right at Commons, so I will move that too. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:35, 23 January 2014 (UTC)

Antarctic Flora[edit]

Please note the simpler version of the running header used here, which may save you some editing trouble. Note also that the running header text is not smaller that the body text. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:23, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Automatic headers - how to[edit]

Hi, I'm just responding to the "how to" here. The decision of whether to do it for a particular work is a different matter. The quick and easy way of doing it is to use the "header" field in the Index page. Have a look at Index:Tom Swift Among the Diamond Makers.djvu where I used it. The main problem with this method is it doesn't account for left and right pages and I've pretty much stopped using it.

I now use a script I stole borrowed from Hesperian. It's somewhere in my common.js. This enables me to set up alternate headers and is invoked by a keyboard shortcut. However, it's disadvantage is that it only works for the individual user and so shared works would require everyone to have the script set up and the same header wording in their .js as well. If you want to use this one yourself, it would be best to reacquire it from Hesperian's version as I think he's updated it since I acquired it. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 08:00, 2 June 2014 (UTC)