User talk:Sp1nd01

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{{helpme}} Hello,

I've been working on proofreading Index:Lancashire Legends, Traditions, Pageants, Sports, Etc., with an Appendix Containing a Rare Tract.djvu and have found that it requires some repairs, but I do not know how to go about fixing them.

The issues I have noticed are: There are four damaged pages, xiii, 90, 91, and 92. The index is also missing two pages, 282 and 283.

I have located an alternate copy of the book on The Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/cu31924028040057) and it contains good copies of the damaged pages as well as the two missing pages.

Is it possible someone can replace the damaged pages and add the two missing pages from the alternate source? (Sp1nd01 (talk) 20:15, 6 March 2017 (UTC))

Looking at the work, it seems that the alternate IA version that you linked looks to be a superior quality work, especially the illustrations. Gut feel on the way to progress is that it may be better to upload the new version, then get a bot (with admin rights) to transfer the pages transcribed from one to the other. It will take a little longer, though probably a better quality product, and probably less fiddly than trying to insert and move pages. @Mpaa: what do you think? — billinghurst sDrewth 22:14, 6 March 2017 (UTC)
I had a quick look and it seems there is a constant +1 page shift in the linked file. Pls double-check and, if it is confirmed, all we need to to is shift pages by one. Too bad the new file is pdf and not djvu, so I do not think we can reuse the same file/index page.— Mpaa (talk) 20:17, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

{{helpme}} I have noticed by checking some of my diff pages that occasionally there are minor updates being made to some of my proofread pages, almost as if I had left a double space or some other hidden character in the page.

I always do a page preview before saving a page and occasionally I do see lines broken, which I correct by deleting whatever the hidden character is until the page preview looks fine.

An example of this can be seen on the following page I have recently proofed: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Page%3APopular_Science_Monthly_Volume_72.djvu/408

Where in the block quote at the bottom of the page all appears fine to me, but when I look at the whole article using page:

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Popular_Science_Monthly/Volume_72/May_1908/Some_New_View_Points_in_Nutrition

I see the line is broken in between the words "and such" in the following line:

"there are so many and such conflicting opinions, that it is not wonderful that the spirits, whose nature is thus left so wholly"

I'd be interested to know if there is anything I can configure to clear this problem or make it easier to spot? I edit using Firefox 54.0.1 (64 Bit) I previously used the 32 bit version where I first noticed the problem, but recently updated to the 64 bit to see if that would help. I've also tried clearing the page cache but it doesn't help. Do any other editors experience this type of problem? (Sp1nd01 (talk) 09:34, 11 July 2017 (UTC))

Page:Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.djvu/259[edit]

Recheck, patched the illegibles using an identical edition. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:12, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Oh and thanks for validating, Just be careful to check for every lower case 'j' ... ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:12, 18 March 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the check and repair of that page.

A bit of a mute question now as the page has already been validated by another person, but for my future reference, would I be expected to check the page again, or is it preferred that another reader does the recheck so that we get another set of eyes viewing the page? Sp1nd01 (talk) 20:30, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Feel free to re-read as many times as you find something that got missed. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 23:40, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

Validation[edit]

Thanks.

BTW Once you've validated once, I would suggest giving a page a second read-through after a few weeks away, to be absolutely certain. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 19:52, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

You might also want to look at the typoscan script someone mentioned in a Scriptourm thread recently. I've also got a list of Typo words I've found in reviewing some of my proof-reading efforts. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 19:52, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

span and div templates[edit]

To note that if using {{block center}} that it is a <div> template, so when you are pairing with a <span> template like {{smaller}} that the DIV (block) templates need to be outside of the SPAN templates (html hierarchy!) Thanks. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:02, 13 April 2017 (UTC)

Thanks for the information, I must admit that am not very familiar with html at all, and the terms DIV and SPAN are new to me, but I think I see what I have been doing wrong. Please let me know if there are other issues I am not handling correctly. Sp1nd01 (talk) 09:42, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Yeah, I know, not my favourite. The hierarchy is SPAN (span) << PARAGRAPH (p) << DIVISION (div). So equate it with a split of sentence / paragraph / page and then think. So you cannot centre a sentence within a paragraph, so you when we centre it is with a paragraph or a division; whereas if we make something italics, it could be any of the three. So we need to nest (open and close a span) within element types. I hope that is somewhat explanatory. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:53, 15 April 2017 (UTC)