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Page מ is missing 147.161.15.134 18:40, 6 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

From what? —CalendulaAsteraceae (talkcontribs) 06:02, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Two notes with a hard-to-read word[edit]

I can't read the signature line cursive in these notes. My brain wants to read the French one as "llave" and the English one as "llair" but those can't be right. These are from File:Merry-Go-Round (1923).webm, at 04:28. @Beeswaxcandle: ? PseudoSkull (talk) 01:26, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Don't know if this helps, but here's the American film details for 1923 film Merry-Go-Round . **(https://catalog.afi.com/Film/10734-MERRY-GO-ROUND?sid=74c76eb8-2da1-4245-8575-59ae372373dd&sr=15.796814&cp=1&pos=0)
There are 6 different tabs of various information data. Maile66 (talk) 04:44, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Just finished the entire transcription of the film, which is now available at Merry-Go-Round (film). I found nothing else in the film that seems to resemble what's written at the bottom of these notes, or that would give me a hint as to what it says. I consider the film proofread because this isn't an important element of the storyline, but any input on what it might say is much appreciated. PseudoSkull (talk) 22:27, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Maybe "Claire"? (I suspect it's the name of one of Franz's many lovers from earlier in the film that's never mentioned by name, since he is kind of a womanizer like Don Juan.) PseudoSkull (talk) 22:28, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@PseudoSkull: To me it seems like "Cllaire" with double LL, though I do not know such a variant of the name. --Jan Kameníček (talk) 23:28, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The first two letter is a capital I. So, with the second being an l, the most likely name is Ilona (Hungarian origin), but could be Ilana (Hebrew origin) or Ilena (British origin). Beeswaxcandle (talk) 04:50, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I think a Hungarian name is most likely, because this film is set in Vienna, Austria. Thanks. PseudoSkull (talk) 13:23, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
As I see it, the first (or second?) letter is far from being capital I, the shape is visibly Come scrivere in corsivo italiano- l in minuscolo.svg Compare also the capital I in the first line of the English note "I love you". --Jan Kameníček (talk) 13:36, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Most definitely not a miniscule letter, as that would be out of style for the period. The only viable alternative is a capital M and something in the order of Mame for the word. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 05:38, 10 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes. I was thinking M or possibly W. 8582e (talk) 10:12, 10 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ENTRY ICON[edit]

Can I Put an entry Icon on my desktop for wikisource? 93.107.151.14 15:27, 18 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

If you mean like a shortcut that opens straight into Wikisource when you click, then yes, there's nothing anyone can do to stop you from having a shortcut anyway. Reboot01 (talk) 18:36, 18 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Enough: Index:Sanskrit Grammar by Whitney p1.djvu[edit]

Please decide on ONE format for how certain words are formated, They seem to be variously bold, monospace, or bold monospace d3epending on page.

ONE documented method please, so I can fix the pages up conistently. Thanks. ShakespeareFan00 (talk) 18:56, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Colored backgrounds[edit]

I've been working on Index:America's Highways 1776–1976.djvu, and now all of the text has been transcribed. In the underlying book, there are several sections where they inserted a biography of some individual pertinent to a chapter. Most of the time, these interrupt the flow of the chapter. They have colored backgrounds on the pages, like the green on Page:America's Highways 1776–1976.djvu/191. Should I be adding a colored background to match the original? If so, what is the best way to accomplish this because the biography inserts are two-page affairs? Imzadi 1979  21:26, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I wouldn't do the colour background, but I would separate the inserts by transcluding in sections with a {{page break}} template in between. Kind of what I've done with The Prince and the Pauper. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 23:58, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Full-page photos that interrupt paragraphs[edit]

Related to the above question on #Colored backgrounds, Index:America's Highways 1776–1976.djvu has various locations where a paragraph continues across a page break, but the next page has a full page photo (or a page full of smaller photos) that interrupts the flow. Page:America's Highways 1776–1976.djvu/442 ends with a hyphenated word that picks up on Page:America's Highways 1776–1976.djvu/445, and Page:America's Highways 1776–1976.djvu/443 and Page:America's Highways 1776–1976.djvu/444 contain photos. (Most of the inserted biographies referenced in the other section do the same.)

Is there anything that can or should be done about this in our resulting output, or is this just something we have to live with? Imzadi 1979  21:37, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Leave the pages transcluded in the sequence as published, but for the split word you'll need to use templates to put it back together again. The {{hws}} and {{hwe}} pair will work fine and the word will appear in full as the first word on the second page. If there's a link that goes across a page-break, then use {{lps}} and {{lpe}} instead. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 00:01, 26 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Page:Canadian poems of the great war.djvu/15[edit]

Something's wrong with "Smythe, Albert E. S." and I don't know enough about {{TOCstyle}} to fix it. —CalendulaAsteraceae (talkcontribs) 03:16, 28 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]