User talk:Prosody

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Why aren't the pages you did in Index:JPS-1917-Universal.djvu marked as proofread? They look proofread. Outlier59 (talk) 01:39, 7 June 2016 (UTC)

Most of the text is sourced from Open Siddur Project's transcription of the same work with some limited manual and automated editing. I had the impression that for ProofreadPage we want the proofreading levels to represent proofreading passes by the Wikisource editor, not any third parties, so I left them marked not proofread in the cases where I didn't do a proper proofread myself. Prosody (talk) 21:43, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
Sigh. We import a proofed text from a reliable source and label it the equivalent of raw OCR? Groan.
Anyhow, the reason I'm asking is I need a reliable Hebrew Bible to check against for verse number placement in this formatting nightmare. Those writers decided to "omit" verse numbers when they changed to paragraph format, yet stuck the verse numbers beside the line where the verse begins. I don't see any way to make this a useful Biblical text version other than to move those verse numbers to where the verses actually begin. If I do that, the page view won't match the scan. The test layout page is here.
Can you help me solve this dilemma? Outlier59 (talk) 23:36, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
It looks like {{verse}} has a parameter align=float for this situation. The only issue I can think of is that if you have multiple verse numbers on a single line it'll smush them up. Maybe someone with a better knowledge of CSS could figure out a way to fix that. It's also still a pretty cumbersome layout as you say. Maybe it would be appropriate to make a {{ERV verse}} which turns into {{verse}} with align=float in the page namespace and without in the main namespace. Prosody (talk) 01:56, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
It looks like align=float in {{verse}} puts the numbers in the margin, overlapping them with the sidenotes in this case. But that was a good idea -- the verse numbers list to the left of the lines.
I'm going to think about this for awhile. I want to keep the formatting as simple as possible in the circumstances, so that it's not too difficult to proofread and maintain. Meanwhile, if I visit a page in Index:JPS-1917-Universal.djvu and it looks fine to me, is it OK to mark it proofread? Any special proofing guidelines? Outlier59 (talk) 11:31, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
You're more than welcome to. I can't think of any gotchas. Prosody (talk) 03:20, 9 June 2016 (UTC)

David Swan[edit]

I don't doubt that your correction at [1] has merit, but the problem is that the text has no source scan to verify your correction. I'm not eager to slap an unsourced tag on that whole work. Can you find a source scan at Internet Archives and upload it to Commons and Wikisource? Outlier59 (talk) 02:27, 14 June 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done commons:File:Twice-Told Tales.djvu. Prosody (talk) 22:14, 14 June 2016 (UTC)
Wikisource index file? Outlier59 (talk) 01:08, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Here. I have to caution you that while I'm happy to do this for individual cases, it's a prohibitive amount of time and effort for routine reversions of misguided 'correction' edits. If I had to do this in every such instance, I would not be able to justify spending time preforming recent changes patrolling. Prosody (talk) 02:10, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! Recent change patrolling should get a lot easier when more texts have supporting page scans. Everyone seems to want to 'correct' the spelling and grammar. :( I know you're busy, but if you notice certain unsourced books are creating a lot of patrol work, maybe you could make a list and ask for scans to be added ASAP. I'm finishing up a couple of projects within a week or two, then I intend to work on "Bible", because I heard it's one of the most popular requests. If there's something else that's causing serious maintenance headaches, let me know and I'll see what I can do. I'm not a very fast proofreader, but I'll do what I can. Outlier59 (talk) 13:10, 15 June 2016 (UTC)

Colas breugnon[edit]

Re line breaks. I just this morning realized my error on these. Limited experience at this Wikisource work, and am feeling my way through. However, I'm going back through what I did yesterday, page by page, and taking care of the line breaks. Maile66 (talk) 13:43, 28 June 2016 (UTC)

Page:An attempt towards an international language.pdf/32[edit]

Hi Prosody. Could you tweak the table here to make it work? I've been trying a few things but nothing worked just right. Thanks in advance. NMaia (talk) 16:07, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

@NMaia: taken care of. Prosody (talk) 17:05, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Hail[edit]


Could you explain this sentence?: "Leopold von Buch states that it never hails in regions where cretins are found..."

It looks like a joke to me. Or maybe the word cretin has a meaning I don't know of :-)

Stankot (talk)

It's from the beginning of Leopold von Buch's Ueber den Hagel, published in 1814. He begins by supposing some kind of relationship between various diseases of the thyroid (here Cretinism, shortly after goiters) and the prevalence of hail. I expect that theory hasn't survived the test of time. Prosody (talk) 22:27, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for the answer! I guess in today's language it would go: it never hails in regions where congenital hypothyroidism occurs. Stankot (talk) 07:49, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

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