User talk:Rho9998

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Re Deor[edit]

If you can do a translation, then we would poke that at Translation:Deor. Otherwise if there is a public domain translation, then we are going to need to put that into the main namespace and do some page moves as we start a {{versions}} page and do some moving. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:10, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Billinghurst: There is already a translation, it seems, on the Wikipedia page, though it is uncited. Perhaps it could be moved across and then deleted from the Wikipedia page, as it's not really the best place for it? Also, as there is another Old English version in The Exeter Book (Jebson), though yet-to-be created, so eventually, a versions page will be necessary. Rho9998 (talk) 08:46, 23 August 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Old English texts[edit]

The Portal for Old English texts that you link to from your user page is interesting to me. It's good that we already have a partial Old English translation of the book of Genesis here at en.wikisource. Do you know of any other Old English texts which could be included in scan-backed form? For instance, is there any version of the Old English Hexateuch that could be included?Tylopous (talk) 12:20, 12 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear Tylopous, I'm halfway through proofreading the Pastoral Care as well as the Dialogi. As for the Hexateuch there wasn't an edition until 1974, it seems, so if you wanted to add that to Wikisource you'd need to work from the manuscript British Library Cotton MS Claudius B.iv, which is available online (here). I'm not sure the prose translation of Genesis here is genuine, by the way; I will have to check. If you're interested in Bible translations, the versions of the Gospels are unfortunately not proofread to Wikisource's standards (e.g. no source), so a page-by-page proofreading is needed. Here's the Gospel of Saint Mark on the Internet Archive for example. There's also the 'Leechbook,' a medical text, uploaded and awaiting proofreading - so plenty to get your teeth into. In fact perhaps we can start a project page? Rho9998 (talk) 20:20, 15 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for your detailed reply. I hope to contribute to the proofreading/validation of Euangelium Secundum Mattheum in the next monthly challenge, and perhaps I will also have a look at the Leechbook.
I have compared parts of our current version of the translation of Genesis with the start of the Hexateuch manuscript, and it seems to be a faithful transcription of that text (with some scribal abbreviations spelled out as full words, like cwaed, and so on.) Tylopous (talk) 06:07, 31 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Our standard Portal naming would use Portal:Old English literature instead of Portal:Old English. See for example Portal:French literature; Portal:Italian literature; and Portal:Arabic literature. The "language and literature" name would be appropriate if the Portal will also include works about the Old English language, as used for the Portals Portal:Greek language and literature and Portal:Bengali language and literature. In general, our top-level portal names try to match the subject listings of the Library of Congress. --EncycloPetey (talk) 22:32, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Right. Would you know how to change the page name over? Rho9998 (talk) 23:10, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I can do that. But I would need to know whether Portal:Old English language and literature or just Portal:Old English literature is the more appropriate option. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:19, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think just 'literature' at this stage. Rho9998 (talk) 22:17, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I've moved the portal and added appropriate documentation and links pointing to the Portal. --EncycloPetey (talk) 23:34, 20 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


You've marked this category for discussion, but have not started the discussion on the Deletions page. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:09, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the notification. I have now started a discussion on the deletions page. Rho9998 (talk) 21:11, 19 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

size templates[edit]

Hi. In the work Index:Gospel of Saint Matthew in West-Saxon.djvu you have been using the tag <small>. We would typically not use that deprecated code as we prefer our size templates as display at Help:Templates, so typically {{smaller}} or {{smaller block}}. Two reasons for that, we have these set to a slightly different percentage of increase/decrease, and we have the div and span templates set up. Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 20:13, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OK noted. I'll use {{{1}}} from now on. Is there a way for me to replace them all easily in one go? Rho9998 (talk) 20:50, 22 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
FYI: If {{smaller}} makes the text too small, we also have {{fine}}, which is a 92% size, --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:37, 23 December 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Evangelium Secundum Mattheum: the Gospel of Saint Matthew in West-Saxon[edit]

Was this page created accidentally, or for testing? Things should not be added to the mainspace unless they are complete. We do have Wikisource:Sandbox and Index:Sandbox.djvu for testing. You can also do this in your personal userspace. PseudoSkull (talk) 16:08, 9 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes for testing. Sandbox noted, thanks for letting me know. Rho9998 (talk) 18:02, 9 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]