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Again, welcome! — billinghurst sDrewth 11:44, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Quotation marks, greek characters and references![edit]


Hey billinghurst!

Thanks a lot for your welcome message. I have been proofreading and fixing a few pages and have run into some issues.

Quotation Marks The books usually seems to use smart quotes that look like this “” or ‘’ but at some places the changes I made to this affect got reverted. Why is that?

Greek characters I tried to type the correct special character from the book, that was "æ", but it got reverted to something else. Why is that?

References I was working on a page that has a reference. I know how to deal with references in most cases, but on this page the same reference continues to the next page. How am I suppose to format this? Copy over the whole reference to this page and ignore it on the next? Is there a better way?

Thanks again for your help!

1) Our Wikisource:Style guide says to utilise standard single/double quotes rather than trying for smart quotes. It is typographic thing, and as they are not standard keyboard characters, we went the KISS route. 2) The reversions in that form were less than ideal. We replicate text as per the work, so æ was right. 3) For references that continue, we utilise <ref name=...> then on the subsequent page(s) we utilise <ref follow=...> and keep in situ as described at Help:Footnotes and endnotes. I can dig some up if needed and prodded, though I know that I have done some in Church and State under the Tudors which is one of my current projects. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:59, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

oops I totally apologize for the inconvenience I may have caused with these mindless changes I made. There is no problem with your edits, I will be more careful next time, again sorry.--Rochefoucauld (talk) 00:19, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks billinghurst and Rochefoucauld for your response. I too will be more careful with my edits and read editing guidelines more thoroughly before editing. Prtksxna (talk) 23:27, 11 January 2015 (UTC)

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