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This scan is incomplete. Yann (talk) 14:38, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

Capturing handwritten notes.[edit]

Many pages have handwritten annotations; for example, Page:The Origins of Totalitarianism.djvu/26 contains text which matches all the typewritten material on the page. But the entire page has been crossed out in pen. I'd find it hard to agree that the wikisource text accurately reflects the scanned image, without any inclusion of the handwritten notes. (Other pages also have margin notes, corrections, etc.)

How should this be handled? unsigned comment by SoftlySaid (talk) .

This is good question. I've supposed that the handwritten notes show the author's wish, so I've tried to respect the corrections made by pen, although I don't see any on page 26. The pages 15, 16, 22 are better examples. Yann (talk) 17:21, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
I thought of that too. But that loses the original content under the handwriting. Maybe there should be a new markup sortof like a combination of strike-through and sub/superscript. Imagine (if only we dared go near templates, which I've promised to not do because of the Proofread bug) a template like {{HandWrittenAnnotation|TypewrittenText|HandwrittenText|BelowOrAboveOrBeforeOrAfterFlag}} (with a convention for what to use when either the handwriting or the typewriting is illegible), which would format the typewritten text as normal, but put the desired handwriting component in smaller italics above/below/beside the relevant text. (I can't even begin to imagine how to code this, let alone what to suggest when there is handwriting above AND below a word -- common especially when ^ is used to indicate handwriting should be inserted.) - SoftlySaid (talk) 17:27, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
And while we're at it, what about typewritten text which has been backed over, and xxxxx'd out, until it too is illegible? -- SoftlySaid (talk) 17:27, 15 November 2009 (UTC)
Personally, I don't want to reproduce the text which has been striked out. I think handwritten additions could be in gray, like this. Yann (talk) 18:00, 15 November 2009 (UTC)


Why are we using this version, which was renewed [1]? Is there some loophole that allows us to host it? The second edition of the book is available on the Internet Archive [2] in a lovely, normal form. Psychless 02:02, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

I found the answer to my question. The edition I found might be more useful to our readers, but there's nothing wrong with working on this one. Psychless 17:21, 24 December 2009 (UTC)