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Unassigned requests[edit]

Index:Anatomy_of_the_Human_Body(Lewis-1918).djvu merge request.[edit]

Index:Anatomy_of_the_Human_Body_(Part_1).djvu pages 1to682 if present to the appropriate postions in Index:Anatomy_of_the_Human_Body(Lewis-1918).djvu, I managed to get the whole volume uploaded at Commons.

Depending on preference you may also wish to insert placeholders for pp. 29-32 not seemingly present in scans (and assumed blank.) ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 10:56, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

I've put in placeholders for the missing pages in the single volume version. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 22:25, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
Completed manually. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 20:01, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Template:Header to Template:Translation header[edit]

We have a situation that I am parking here for broader consideration, especially as it is not one that I have the best familisarisation. We have moved numbers of main ns works to the Translation namespace due to their being Wikisource-sourced translations. Numbers have been moved and not converted to use {{translation header}}. They take a little bit of manipulation based on knowledge of the works, though that should be evident from the language of the work. We need to review and automate those that can be automated, and either manual update the remainder, or look to populate with information that allows for automation. — billinghurst sDrewth 01:35, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Masss subst: request[edit]

Mass subst of {{Statute table/titles/footer}} to enable templates removal. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 14:16, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

This only works if a new line is left in the footer: "\n|-\n|}", I wonder if it is a robust solution, as a the first new line might be stripped for some reason, see [1]. Can this be made more robust?— Mpaa (talk) 22:56, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Rename Category:Book Publishers[edit]

As per discussion on the Scriptorium, would it be possible to change Category:Book Publishers to Category:Publishing companies? Thanks! — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 23:19, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneMpaa (talk) 19:42, 10 February 2016 (UTC)
Thank you! :) — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 00:29, 11 February 2016 (UTC)

A Naval Biographical Dictionary - search and replace[edit]

Is it possible please to have a search for " and co." at the end of a paragraph to be replaced with " and Co." in Index:A Naval Biographical Dictionary.djvu There are about 137 remaining changes required in 1400 pages. GreyHead (talk) 21:56, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done , found 110 pages changed.— Mpaa (talk) 22:51, 30 April 2016 (UTC)
Thank you :-) GreyHead (talk) 12:38, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

A Naval Biographical Dictionary - add Categories[edit]

Please check all the pages on Special:WhatLinksHere/Index:A_Naval_Biographical_Dictionary.djvu (sorry, I'm not sure how else to describe them) and, if there is no "[[Category:" present add [[Category:A Naval Biographical Dictionary]] [[Category:Royal Navy officers]]. I have added the Categories manually to a couple of hundred of the 5000 or so pages. GreyHead (talk) 08:18, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

If it is required to categorise in that way, maybe we should consider whether we should have a specific header template variation {{NBD header}}that includes the categories the template in the header, or do we just directly apply the category. Having a specific header allows other magic to occur more easily for that set of work. Noting that we will need to ensure that there is something like {{DEFAULTSORT:{{SUBPAGENAME}}}} as well so they sort properly.

Noting that whatever we are doing should look to become the standard as we have plentiful biographical works and if categorisation based on the work is necessary, rather than relying on subpages, then let us have that conversation early. Though it may be better to have that overarching conversation in a more central place. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:08, 4 May 2016 (UTC)

A template (Template:NBD) could be helpful (including or not the category). We could try to use it do checks on the item of the person the entry is about. Jura1 (talk) 09:12, 5 May 2016 (UTC)

Assigned requests[edit]

Substituting out diacritic templates for the actual diacritic[edit]

I have started to substitute diacritic templates for the actual diacritic. Sample edits can be sen in my contribs. If there are no objections, I am going to continue the clean-up. Bye--Mpaa (talk) 14:43, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Some more done as User:MpaaBot--Mpaa (talk) 19:12, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Done.--Mpaa (talk) 09:43, 11 August 2014 (UTC)
Excuse me, but as a noob I don't understand. The templates like {{ae}} are not marked deprecated, and I know I read somewhere (sorry, I've read a lot of help files in the last week) that the templates should be used. Therefore I've been using them. Where is this policy explained? Sorry for posting this on this page. Laura1822 (talk) 19:05, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
In general, these might be replaced anytime: Category:Diacritic_templates, see top line. But you're probably right about {{ae}} and similar. As I have applied this list Category_talk:Templates_that_can_be_substituted, I think some instances might have been substituted. That list should be fixed if we do not want {{ae}} & co. to be replaced in future.
TBH, I do not know if this feature is still on: "support functionality for automatically turning on and off the display of ligatures". Comments welcome also from others.--Mpaa (talk) 20:48, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
So as a proofreader, should I use the template or insert the ligature directly? It's certainly easier to do the latter. Yes to some but not to others? What is the point of the template(s)? Laura1822 (talk) 13:18, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
I can't remember too well, but I think it was a compatibility issue. Some displays couldn't render the ligatures, so to avoid a person seeing a little box, the template would break it into the "ae" or "oe" letters instead.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 13:26, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Template purpose is to assist in the entering of diacritics, see Help:Templates#Character_formatting. IMO, both ways are OK.--Mpaa (talk) 13:35, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @Laura1822: for some they didn't know how to do the ligatures, so we just made templates available. You are welcome to use the templates or the actual characters. Every (not) so often, I run a bot through and do a replacement. It is neither here nor there on the frequency, and in many cases it is not overtly necessarily, though for a number of edge cases too many templates on a page is problematic. So in the end, it is just worthwhile running a bot through to do the work. Thanks for the question, it is worthwhile, and if you can think of some help pages where you see that it is of value to add the information, then we can look to do that. — billinghurst sDrewth 13:38, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! For what it's worth, on the Help page Mpaa linked above, I had completely missed the explanation that it was optional, since I was looking at the tables (probably looking for something else at the time). If the usage of the templates is somewhat obsolete, or intended only for use by proofreaders who can't see them for some reason, then I think that could be clarified. It would help for the templates themselves to have an explanation, or at least a statement that they are optional. Thanks! Laura1822 (talk) 13:56, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
I have improved template pages for Diacritics with doc page.--Mpaa (talk) 20:31, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
This point is still not clear to me: is this feature still used: "support functionality for automatically turning on and off the display of ligatures (see {{ae}})" or we can substitute {{ae}} as well?--Mpaa (talk) 18:18, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
Removed the closing statement. — billinghurst sDrewth 03:36, 11 February 2016 (UTC)