User talk:Jellby

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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 10:34, 5 January 2015 (UTC)


In the case of works which are complete, though still part of another work, it is a perfectly acceptable process to have a hard redirect to the subpart. Eventually we may have another work of the same name, or we may have another translation of the same work by a different translator and at that point we will convert the root level page to some sort of disambiguation. Accordingly I will be reinstating the hard redirects. As a note, if it was a subpart move to another subpart, then we would do the soft redirect conversion, it is the root name that is of importance here. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:58, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

To ensure confidence, your moves to subpages was perfect and it isn't a problem to convert hard to soft, just in this situation, we would often put in place a redirect to a subpage, so hard redirects is how we will progress. — billinghurst sDrewth 12:01, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Since I'm still in the process of restructuring the book, I didn't want to leave pages for these individual stories, as I won't be creating new root pages for further stories. Besides, I'm not sure how "complete" these stories are, most of them are still embedded into some higher-level narrative... But you now better what's preferred, thank you. --Jellby (talk) 12:08, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Sidenotes suggestion[edit]

Hi, Can I suggest you have a look at {{RL sidenote}}? The reason I'm suggesting this is that when left sidenote and right sidenote are transcluded to the Mainspace the sidenotes will jump from side to side. You would still need to use left sidenote for the left-hand pages, but RL sidenote on the right-hand pages will solve this. See many of the pages in Index:History of england froude.djvu for examples of how it works. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 19:55, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! I knew I had seen it somewhere, but when I started actually coding the sidenotes I couldn't find it, so just used left and right. By the way, do you know if it's possible to to extract the whole (source) text from the Pages, without going one by one? (this would help finding all right sidenotes). --Jellby (talk) 19:59, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
That's not in my skill set, however there's always more than one way to do things. Try this link and scroll to the bottom. The last several uses of the template to be committed to the database, including those in 1001 nights, are there. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 21:38, 12 January 2015 (UTC)

Index:The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Vol 4.djvu‎[edit]

Did a patch up of the pages whose OCR text was messed up over a changed layout. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:46, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Tale of Núr al-Dín Alí and His Son Badr al-Dín Hasan[edit]

Thanks for your contribution of this but in addition to the Payne scans Wikisource has a hoepfully complete full set of the Volumes of Burton's Translation?

which has links to the other volumes.

I would strongly suggest working on these in parallel with your considerable efforts on Payne's. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:28, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

@ShakespeareFan00: I'm currently applying corrections to Burton's Vol. 1, and I'm considering split&matching the other volumes too. The task is tougher, at least because: 1) The digital texts have more mistakes than Payne's, and 2) Burton's translation has many more footnotes. The Index you mention, as I wrote in its talk page, is expurgated (see w:The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night#Nichols/Smithers reprints). I'd prefer using the sources in Burton's talk page
Note that the text I uploaded for Payne's translation is not the OCR, but originally comes from [[1]]. While splitting the pages and converting the format I fixed many mistakes too, so its quality should be as if already proofread (but since I didn't actually proofread it, I didn't mark it so).
By the way, my ultimate goal is related to [[2]]. --Jellby (talk) 15:02, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
I leave this in your evidently capaable hands... Sorting out the different volumes is something that should be done pre proofread in my view..

So we can get a consistent set.. Might need to request a fre- renamings at Commons? ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 15:12, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

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