User talk:Misarxist

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Collaboration of the Week

The current community collaboration is collecting works related to
the Eminent Women Series.

Last collaboration: Slavery in the United States (1837)

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The current Proofread of the Month is

Shinto: the Way of the Gods  (1905)
by William George Aston.

Last month completed: Manhattan Transfer
The next scheduled collaboration will begin in August.

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Index:Aboriginal welfare 1937.djvu[edit]

Hi Misarxist, I replaced the text layer and removed the delete it tag. The new text layer is far to be good, but a lot better than the ancient, I think it's doable now. If you want to get a look to the quality of text layer get a look at page number >= 4, I already corrected partially the first three before adding the text layer. Phe (talk) 10:44, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

For the copyright I think the claim of the National Library is sufficient but I'm pretty lame on copyright issue. For the djvu I used tesseract to do the OCR but it is tedious to do, I needed to treat each image to strengthen the character drawing. I've no easy how todo it, rather it involded using djvulibre tools to extract image, ImageMagick tools to treat each image, tesseract to do the OCR and an additional pass through a sort of check speller to clean it up a bit, and even with that the text layer is full of error. Phe (talk) 12:42, 15 August 2010 (UTC)

Congrats Index:An Australian Parsonage.djvu[edit]

Congratulations on the completion of the work. I saw that you had started the construction of the ToC for the work. You may wish to consider that we transclude pages ix – xvi and some of the early pages to the work rather than construct a separate ToC. We can do the wikilinks to make work fine. — billinghurst sDrewth 14:05, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Australia : An appeal to the world on behalf of the younger branch of the family of Shem[edit]

Proofread and transcluded, though we are missing some Greek characters, though that is not my skill set.<shrug> — billinghurst sDrewth 08:26, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Cool. I'll add the greek sometime when I haven't been staring at a screen for too long.Misarxist (talk) 14:00, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

The Aborigines of Australia[edit]

I'm not sure what you were trying to do there, but you left a trail of broken redirects behind, and you broke The Aborigines of Australia/Chapter 3. Don't mean to obstruct you; just couldn't see a more appropriate way to clean up than to put things back the way they were. Hesperian 00:34, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

One page needs validating - Melbourne and Mars[edit]

Could you please validate this page - Page:Melbourne and Mars.djvu/106 - then the Index can be validated. --kathleen wright5 (talk) 00:27, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

{{nop}} and its placement[edit]

When using {{nop}} in the Page: ns to terminate a page, it is only really functional when it is stuck on a newline. The quirky application that is Mediawiki gobbles empty last lines, so the nop basically becomes a placeholder for the empty line, and then gives us a new paragraph when the two pages transclude. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:33, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

An alternative that I used for cited text[edit]

You did the work The Last of the Tasmanians and you accordingly get to lead the 'formatting rights' for the work. When validating I see there are reproduced letters and cited text which you have typeset them with a smaller font, eg. Chapter 4. In other works, I had done that, though stopped and changed to utilise <blockquote> for those sections (an example), as I found that the slabs of reduced text size to me was just less legible on some screens, and some browsers. As whitespace, and page numbers is our worry, like the book publishers of the time, for such works, I just made that change. Anyway, no issue to me, there is absolutely nothing wrong with what you have done, I just thought that I would show an alternative that I had used. Thanks for listening. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:12, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

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Hello Misarxist. I moved and made a start at Index:The Catalpa Expedition (1897).djvu. I hope you didn’t mind. Moondyne (talk) 14:57, 1 June 2014 (UTC)