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Your DMM changes[edit]

Would you please have the grace to discuss these changes with me either on the DMM project page or on my talk page before making changes to the way I have carefully structured the work? There are also good reasons for the enWP links in a few articles. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 17:36, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

EB1911 errata lists[edit]

Where are the errata lists for EB1911? The list of contributors found at the end vol. 29 has (according to my count) 1501 contributors. Several entries are wrong. DAVIS, REV. JAMES, M.A. should be DAVIES, REV. JAMES, M.A. Also, WENTWORTH-SHIELDS, FRANCIS EDWARD should be either WENTWORTH-SHIELDS, FRANCIS ERNEST or WENTWORTH-SHEILDS, FRANCIS ERNEST. Suslindisambiguator (talk) 12:58, 4 February 2016‎ (UTC)

EB1911 title field[edit]

yeah, Wikid77 is confused. nobody can be bothered to do the backlog, and why remind everybody with red text. could have had this done a year ago, but hey, i’ve got others tasks to do, now that beetstra is reverting wstitle for title. it’s the same old rename the warning template, rather than fix the problem. sorry i can’t be more sympathetic. Slowking4₮₳₤₭ 23:14, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

EB1911 formatting[edit]

There's little point in making edits like this one. All the content should be transcluded from the source files anyway, so the text currently in the articles is temporary, and will go away. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:23, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

meh, mostly harmless, and don’t need to go to history to see who edited. adding a pages transclusion is about as hard with VE though. there are many roads to the destination. Slowking4RAN's revenge 19:16, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

You can use the already-proofed text from Gutenberg[edit]

Hi PBS - firstly, nice work in proofing EB1911 (and in Wikipedia, reducing the number of links to the now-dead www.1911encyclopedia.org site)

To help proofing work in EB1911 (at least in articles from "A" up to "Mecklenberg" ) you can use already-proofed text from Gutenberg, I've converted the text from there into Wiki-format available here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dssahqtjtqleml9/AACOO55819IOefkYIXafYyZva?dl=0 e.g. I edited a page you worked on recently https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page:EB1911_-_Volume_17.djvu/473 using the converted text - it's faster and more accurate than I can proof! DivermanAU (talk) 13:04, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

edit - I hope you don't mind, I added the article Malacostraca, - the Wikipedia page had a link to the Wikisource article but it didn't previously exist. DivermanAU (talk) 21:16, 1 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks for the information. DivermanAU perphapse you can write it up and add it to the Wikisource:WikiProject 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica in a separate section directly after the section "Using transclusion". -- PBS (talk) 11:06, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Hi again - I replied back on my talk page, where I mentioned I copied up the slice including "Irrigation". As for the issue with using the script I wrote, maybe try using Notepad++ to save the HTML file (that's what I use, and I save in UTF8 format); then try the script again. I'm happy to upload any slices you're after if they're not in the Dropbox. I also run a macro in Notepad++ on the converted text to convert the HTML codes for Greek into literal Greek characters, and to add in article links (they are missing in most cases in the Gutenberg version). DivermanAU (talk) 08:01, 12 September 2018 (UTC)
Just to clarify the steps I use to convert the Gutenberg - start with the Page Source of a Gutenberg slice e.g. the Irrigation article is in this slice: "view-source:http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39775/39775-h/39775-h.htm" (copy that whole string, or right-click on the slice you're viewing and select "View Page Source") then select all the text (Ctrl-A) and copy and paste it into Notepad++, saving it in UTF-8 format (e.g. Ireland-Isabey.txt). In the example above the file size was 1179 KB. Then run the script, I usually run the script with no parameters and paste the original filename into the dialog box, then wait about 20 secs or so for the "Wiki-Ireland-Isabey.txt" to finish.
I usually also edit the original to remove excess carriage returns - replace \r\n\r\n\r\n with \r\n\r\n (a few times) in Notepad++ with the Extended mode option in Replace. DivermanAU (talk) 20:49, 12 September 2018 (UTC)