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Some beautiful fonts[edit]

My favorite is the 1st, the "San Francisco Text" — Ineuw talk 03:13, 20 June 2015 (UTC)


Thanks for your help, can you tale a peek at the Scriptorium and see if you can help clarify two new questions.--Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (talk) 17:01, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Serendipity: text-line-synchronised backgrounds?[edit]

Hi. I half recall you and Ineuw working on a project fairly recently to obtain synchronised background colour variations—Lofas Project, the various File:Lineheight* image set? (I hope this is not a false memory.)

Anyhow in looking for something quite unrelated in hopes of helping friend Ineuw I stumbled across [1] which I thought may be of interest; possibly even useful. AuFCL (talk) 10:57, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Index:Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (Part 2).djvu[edit]

For some reason I can't at present determine, the forward and backward linkage for

Page:Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (Part 2).djvu/618 and Page:Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (Part 2).djvu/621

are still broken in that they link to (Part 1) not (Part 2), As I'm in effect the sole contributor on most of the transcription it seems it would just be quicker to mass delete the entirity of my efforts, and the index page, starting again with a KNOWN to be clean index page and pagelist. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 11:06, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

The "problem" with the current approach was including Part 2's ToC on Part 1's Index: page. I removed that and now (I believe) all the page progression's are OK again. I don't know why that is case however - all I know it works.

IMHO, people waste far too much time fiddling with how the Index: page "looks" instead of insuring that it "works" -- accurately. NOBODY that I've ever spoken to outside of our little cabal of regulars ever gave a second look at the Index: page as long as the ToC pages within the Page: namespace were accurately done. Others obviously think that looks matter. -- George Orwell III (talk) 23:52, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

No progresss here, the pages listed above STILL mislink, even after a hard purge. As I said let's start with a KNOWN CLEAN version, where any possiblity of an underlying gltich has been removed.ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 08:59, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Something is wrong at a lower level. And Commons is being "difficult" about uploading the non-split version of the Djvu file, as wellShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:16, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Now fixed, and I reinstated the ToC' as well, which so far haven't caused a reccurence of the gltich. I supsect what may have happened is "wrong cached version" and the server got confused. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:29, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
And readding the ToC caused it to recur... I don't understand how that's possible and as I'm not prepared to spend any more frustrations on this, I just removed it entirely..ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 09:33, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Page statistics change coming up.[edit]

Hello. I don't know if you are aware of phab:T95629 but some of the associated precursors to that task have already eliminated such things as Special:PopularPages. Personally I can live with that (if indeed that is the full extent of the implications) but perhaps this will also affect some counters you may be aware of (yet I am clearly not) that WikiSource or its management may depend upon? I hope ignorance ≡ bliss? (Consulting WikiPedia contacts won't help as apparently enWS in particular has had this functionality turned off for some years—thus their experience of this change is likely to be quite different to the sister projects.) AuFCL (talk) 05:28, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Hey man & thanks. I saw some changes (then reversions) over on Wikipedia to MediaWiki:Histlegend but didn't know about the Phab. Task. I'll look into it when I get home. -- George Orwell III (talk) 13:25, 27 July 2015 (UTC)