User talk:Levana Taylor

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Hello, Levana Taylor, welcome to Wikisource! Thanks for your interest in the project; we hope you'll enjoy the community and your work here. If you need help, see our help pages (especially Adding texts and Wikisource's style guide). You can discuss or ask questions from the community in general at the Scriptorium. The Community Portal lists tasks you can help with if you wish. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on my talk page.

John Vandenberg 21:48, 3 September 2007 (UTC)

Charles Baudelaire[edit]


You need to specify who is the translator, and take care that the transaltions are in the public domain. Thanks, Yann 11:05, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

With the Night Mail[edit]

I noticed your publication history note about the first publication of this amusing short story. My proofreading is based on the McClure's version which appeared one month earlier! Perhaps you mean first UK publication? ;-) Keep up the good work. Eclecticology (talk) 20:00, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

OK, corrected! --Levana Taylor (talk) 23:52, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Re: We and They[edit]

Hi, just to let you know, I've moved your question from the Scriptorium to possible copyright violations, as it should hopefully get the proper attention there. Jude (talk) 12:10, 4 April 2009 (UTC)


Saw you do a lot of work on the PD-tags for works; I (and others) really appreciate the effort, thanks a lot! Sherurcij Collaboration of the Week: Author:Romain Rolland. 04:23, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Kipling poems[edit]

Hi there,

Just wanted to confirm that these were all the ones that had been transwiki'd and required deletion. Thanks! Jude (talk) 00:46, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Also Azrael's Count, At His Execution, Hymn to Physical Pain, The Mother's Son, The Coiner. --Levana Taylor (talk) 03:01, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
Ah, good! I actually just edit conflicted while listing those (found them in a query of pages tagged with {{copyvio}} but not linked to from WS:COPYVIO). I'll get right on them! Jude (talk) 03:07, 31 May 2009 (UTC)
On a final note, if you find any more of these that require deletion, drop a note on my talk page. They are all deleted now. Jude (talk) 03:19, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Uploading images[edit]

Images should be uploaded to Commons, not locally on Wikisource. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:19, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

OK thanks. Levana Taylor (talk) 21:25, 21 January 2019 (UTC)

The Return of the Firefly[edit]

The changes you made here have multiple issues. Please refer to the WS:MOS for some of these.

Because Wikisource content can be viewed on any size or width of screen, setting an image to "100%" means that the image will expand on larger screens, even if the text doesn't. Per the WP:MOS, we transcribe straight quotes, not curly ones. There is no reason to render a title into a mix of lowercase and capital letters, only to make the title all capitals with a temple: simply reproduce what was printed. If the quotes in the original are not floated into the margin, then they shouldn't be floated into the margin in our rendering. We don't transcribe ff or fl using templates anymore: the ligatures break searching and are not recommended by Unicode; instead simply type "ff" or "fl" as separate characters (the templates no longer produce ligatures, but separate characters, and are retained for legacy reasons only; they no longer do anything).

I could add many other problems, but the overriding principles is that Wikisource does not add content that was not in the original. --EncycloPetey (talk) 15:13, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Ok, good to know. I'm new here (or, rather, haven't edited in a ling time) and I'm afraid I read through the list of templates and said "oh, pretty typographic goodness!" and used as many of them as possible. So, yeah, I can see the reason for taking the opposite approach: maximum simplicity rather than trying to look like print typography.
As for {{uc}}, though, the documentation says it is helpful to screen readers to have the titles be "title case" and only displayed uppercase—is that not true? And is {{" '}} frowned on? it really does help readability to have that little gap between the two sets of quotes.
Also, if the original text prints "æ," should I use "æ," "{{ae}}" or "ae"?
Suggestion: You could put a prominent note in the documentation of any template that is no longer desirable to use. --Levana Taylor (talk) 15:37, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
The {{uc}} template was intended primarily for situations such as in tables of contents, where the ToC displays in capitals, but the link is to a standard title-case.
No {{" '}} is not frowned upon; it is useful and even encouraged, the issue is with using {{fqm}} when the quotes are not set past the margin.
Ligatures such as æ and œ are used, as these can mean different letters under certain historical situations and are recognized by internet searches. But ligatures of "ff", "fl", "fi", "ct" are merely typographical, and should not be reproduced as single characters.
As we are s smaller wiki, keeping track of all the obsolete templates is often difficult. The person who last edited the {{ff}} template seems not to have updated the documentation. --EncycloPetey (talk) 16:40, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Should I use æ or {{ae}} then?

I will go through all my pages and simplify them. Levana Taylor (talk) 17:22, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

We prefer entering æ directly if that is at all practical. The {{ae}} template is kept around primarily for ease of text entry, for editors with keyboard limitations, and should be subst'ed with the actual character. --EncycloPetey (talk) 19:54, 4 February 2019 (UTC)