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Follow-up on Fill pages with OCR from PDF[edit]

Hi Mpaa, maybe you remember the mentioned discussion. As a follow-up question i want you to ask if or how it is possible to create pages with providing only the pure text; header and footer should be automatically generated as it is done when a user manually creates a page, e. g. [1]. Btw, how does wikisource.py generate headers and footers? Thank you, --Aschroet (talk) 08:42, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

If you set header and footer via Index page, preload should load them.— Mpaa (talk) 18:24, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi Mpaa, I know that your script wikisourcetext.py does load this header and footer. But when i generate the OCR by an external tools i usually use pagefromfile.py to create the pages. However, for this script i need to add header and footer on my own, preload is not supported there. Do you have any idea how i could combine the text preloading and the retrieval of the text from a file? Thank you, --Aschroet (talk) 17:49, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
The djvutext.py script adds the headers/footers as per the fields on the Index:. So if you cannot steal the code from there, you could just run a bot through with that script to create the pages, then run your bot through that applies the OCR text. (maybe?)
pagefromfile.py will overwrite the whole page. I think the best way would be modify pagefromfile,py to fetch the page from wiki first and replace only the body taken from pagefromfile.py. Very hard to have this accepted as a global patch. If you want I can make a custom version from you that will work only in the Page namespace. Or, if you describe how you 'generate the OCR by an external tools' maybe there is a better way.— Mpaa (talk) 19:00, 21 October 2016 (UTC)

question about "p.m." and "p. m."[edit]

Thank you for Mpaabot. I do not understand this edit: [2]. The source says "8 p.m." and "10 p.m." and uses small caps. Is "8 p. m." better, or more standard? It takes up more space and varies from the source. Stakes are small here and I don't really care, but if the extra space is considered better then perhaps this task and the reasoning should be listed at User:MpaaBot. Yours in perfectionist precision, -- econterms (talk) 21:16, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

I can't remember. Best guess I can do right now is that there were several 'flavours' across different volumes and I picked one.— Mpaa (talk) 21:25, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
E.g. here [3].— Mpaa (talk) 21:31, 11 October 2016 (UTC)
@Econterms, @Mpaa: My apologies for butting in, but in earlier volumes, the originals a. m. and p. m. always included the space, and was always in small caps. From the very beginning, my intent was to be consistent, regardless of the style change made by various type setters. Unfortunately I haven't recorded it in the PSM Guide.
Am also aware that I place the comma consistently within the template enclosure. I did this because in editing mode, it seemed to me to be floating between the words. However, it makes no difference when in read mode. — Ineuw talk 16:35, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

Font Size[edit]

As responding to what you said, I have a question. I am already half way through the text, should I mimic the formatting for the rest of the way, or should I delete the previous examples from the pages before? Thanks! -Khu'hamgaba Kitap

You can leave it as is. They can be quickly fixed later, once the whole work is done.— Mpaa (talk) 13:09, 30 October 2016 (UTC)

SQL statement for sale - very cheap.[edit]

Greetings. I've written this SQL statement which extracts names of the proofreaders/validators of the Book of the Month/ Project of the Month, from the Page namespace. One has to replace the monthly project name common to all pages (no page number which would extract only a single page) and terminate it with the % sign which is the MariaDB/MySQL wildcard character. Beeswaxcandle mentioned that you are working on something like this. Interestingly, now, the results are also offered formatted as a wikitable.

This example is the list of contributors of "Tom Swift and His Airship.djvu" — Ineuw talk 09:02, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

rev_user_text
Akme
AnotherAnonymous
BD2412
Beeswaxcandle
Beleg Tál
Chris55
Clpo13
HelicopterLlama
Ineuw
Kathleen.wright5
Megganitis
Mudbringer
Samwilson
Slowking4
Tar-ba-gan
Vivrax
Wikisource-bot
William Maury Morris II
Zoeannl
Hi. I made a one-time query and gave it to BWC for his convenience. I am not active on this right now.— Mpaa (talk) 18:33, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, I don't know if he used it, but will leave a message to read this page. — Ineuw talk 19:05, 7 November 2016 (UTC)

Spacing around dashes in Aaron's Rod[edit]

Please don't do this. I have reverted those such edits you just made. I deliberately left those spaces in to reflect how the text was printed: note that most dashes are unspaced, but those ones are. BethNaught (talk) 23:23, 7 December 2016 (UTC)

Sorry.— Mpaa (talk) 18:34, 8 December 2016 (UTC)

Removing the old pages from a deleted index file[edit]

Could you delete the old pages displayed on this Index:Life in Mexico vol 1.djvu? The original source file was deleted from the commons, but the pages showing on the index are still from the old book. If you look at the publisher at the bottom of Page:Life in Mexico vol 1.djvu/5 (Chapman and Hall) and compare it to the cover on the Index itself (Charles Little and James Brown, Boston) you can see that they are different. All pages, are from the old copy and they can be all be deleted. The contents of the proofread pages were saved. — Ineuw talk 08:04, 15 December 2016 (UTC)

Done.— Mpaa (talk) 19:33, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
Much thanks. Could I have removed the pages using SQL? — Ineuw talk 22:13, 15 December 2016 (UTC)
Do not know but I am inclined to think not possible.— Mpaa (talk) 18:27, 16 December 2016 (UTC)