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Gujarati Wikisource 10000+


Kindly update statastics of Gujarati wisi source. [1] --Sushant savla (talk) 02:39, 11 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Done. Great news! Ankry (talk) 11:29, 11 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

Bengali wikisource 10,640


Please update statastics of Bengali wikisource. --Aftabuzzaman (talk) 20:43, 22 June 2016 (UTC)Reply

How to make bookmarks in my account


is there any way to bookmark pages into my account so that i can read them latter or on different devices in which my account in longed in if thee is please tell me or if not then pleas inform me so that i can think of a way to make it happen beaus it would be a nice feature to have in all the sister projects of Wikisource

Updating Tamil Wikisource count


Tamil Wikisource has reached 409,974 pages per Please update the main page to reflect that. Thanks. -- Sundar (talk) 14:36, 19 March 2017 (UTC)Reply

The Hebrew spelling is wrong, should be ספרייה (not ספריה).


The word סִפְרִיָּה has a Hiriq at the end, so the word should be spelled with an extra י in Ktiv hasar niqqud. Please change this, thanks! --Itsused (talk) 11:29, 10 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Done. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 13:56, 10 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Greek wikisource


Greek wikisource has now more than 10000 pages. --Ntetos (talk) 19:59, 25 August 2017 (UTC)Reply

@Ntetos: According to these stats not yet. And it seems there is no concensus which stats should be used on the maim page. @Zyephyrus, Yann, Ooswesthoesbes, -jkb-: or maybe I missed something? Ankry (talk) 07:46, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
That's remarkable indeed. Also the meta stats clearly indicate it has crossed the line. It often occurs that the local Special:Stats aren't up to date, but mostly in negative way (counting too few pages), so I don't really see what's wrong here. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 09:49, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
In the revert by Zyephyrus that I pointed above, he reverted a change that was based exactly on the meta stats, suggesting that there is no consensus to use them. Similarily, Thurs opposed here to use the meta stats. Also note, that (regardless which stats are used), (outside the circle) has much more pages than (in the circle) - and a fix of that was in the reverted change. I realize that the meta stats (basing on local wiki counters) use variuos calculation methods for various wikisources, so the numbers are not really comparable. But we should decide to use one set of numbers here, if any.
There are other inconsistencies here, eg. Serbian are far over 10000 regardless which stats are used.
However, the above revert, suggests that any change here requires a consensus. And I strongly oppose basing here on inconsistent stats (the source of the values - if any - as well as for the thresholds should be clearly defined to avoid ping-pong and futher inconsistencies and to allow regular updates). Ankry (talk) 10:31, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
MetaWiki uses the usual count, which basically means at least one internal link and that's it. Therefore, it is a bad representation of Wikisource, as some Wikisources are filled with stub-sized pages with links, while others have many large pages that lack links. Using Proofread as a measurement will also be difficult, as it's not available to all Wikisources. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 15:00, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
@Ooswesthoesbes: Not exactly. At least 3 ws (,, have $wgArticleCountMethod = 'any', so the counter is really based on content namespace definition and total number of pages there regardless whether they contain links or not; add links to all pages using a footer (so the whole Page namespace is effectively counted there, unlike eg. or Likely only pages with links are counted for all others; but content namespace definitions may vary across Wikisources. Phe's stats concerning main ns. seem to me to be more reliable. However, eg. in most pages are doubled because of two orthography variants used; in Translation ns is not counted; Author ns is not counted for Wikisources having it, while author pages are counted for others as they are in main ns. there; create a separate page in main ns for each book page (while most other ws do it in Page ns.) also because of labs database drift some pages are lost from phe's stats. Ankry (talk) 16:11, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
Mmm.. I think it will be very difficult to get a cross-wiki definition, especially because there is no simple way to automate counts like "Articles minus Pages" or "Articles minus Authors". --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 18:14, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
You will find the vote (2009) about main page presentation here. --Zyephyrus (talk) 16:26, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
Yes. The discussion above is mainly about the 100,000 +, 10,000 + etc listings :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 18:14, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
I made two changes in the circle that I hope to be non-controversial:
  • removed outdated numbers (maybe until some consensus concerning them is reached)
  • replaced by; regardles of used metrics pt seems to be out-of-top-ten now, and zh seems to be in.
Ankry (talk) 20:32, 31 August 2017 (UTC)Reply
Well done. The internal stats have always been broken, so far as I can remember. The only reliable ones are those on phetools. Anyway, since this is not a competition, I think we shouldn't show any number at all, and we should not classify wikis in ranges based on the number of pages. An alphabetical list would be much more fair. Candalua (talk) 09:13, 1 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

Could an admin please change the proofread statistics link to Thanks. Jon Harald Søby (talk) 13:42, 13 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Done. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 08:06, 14 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Styling with TemplateStyles?


When I open, I saw the page layout looks different between desktop and mobile, using Responsive web design to adapt different screen sizes. Since Wikisource introduced TemplateStyles, I think it's possible to do the same implementation on this page, making the Main Page have a nice look on mobile, so who can do it? --Great Brightstar (talk) 09:25, 1 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

@Great Brightstar: You are welcome to suggest appropriate changes here or just made them yourself if they are not controversioal and do not require rights to edit protected pages. I think, nobody currently maintains the main page here regularily. Ankry (talk) 10:29, 1 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Ankry: Yeah, I created {{TopTenCircle/sandbox}}, it could be working for this, and everyone can contribute.--Great Brightstar (talk) 14:19, 2 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
This template is ready for merge now, I hope my changes would be merged, and I'm welcome to receive any enhancements. --Great Brightstar (talk) 17:04, 2 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Great Brightstar: merged; thanks for your work. Ankry (talk) 13:25, 4 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Ooswesthoesbes:, WDYT? --Great Brightstar (talk) 17:46, 3 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
I don't see a difference on desktop, so if it's an improvement on mobile, that'd be good. I can't check this myself though as I'm not a mobile user :) --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 11:26, 4 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
@Ooswesthoesbes: On desktop, in Firefox, you can switch to the mobile view resizing the window to be very narrow. It converts the circle (with overlapping text) to a 2-column list in a similar way that it is done on OK, IMO. Ankry (talk) 13:16, 4 January 2019 (UTC)Reply
Yes, but I enabled Responsive Design Mode while I debugging, it's a very nice way to switch the mobile view and test. --Great Brightstar (talk) 17:03, 4 January 2019 (UTC)Reply



WE WANT KA.WIKISOURCE.ORG WE HAVE MORE THAN 2000 PAGES!--ჯეო (talk) 11:58, 2 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

@ჯეო: Such a decission is up to Language committee and, AFAIK, it depends mainly on active community existence in a longer period. The community members declared here do not seem to be active in Wikisource. Ankry (talk) 08:58, 17 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

broken language list


Something is broken with the language list at the bottom, please repair. 12:00, 28 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Everything seems to be OK after I purged the page. @Koavf: Just FYI: some pages using imported templates might need manual purging after import. Automation im MediaWiki fails sometimes. Ankry (talk) 15:38, 28 April 2019 (UTC)Reply
Hm. Template:AllLanguages seemed fine to me immediately after I edited it--I guess it's worth purging hi-visibility pages. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM 15:47, 28 April 2019 (UTC)Reply
Sometimes view for anonymous and logged in users may be cached separately. I think this was the case. Ankry (talk) 16:20, 28 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Georgian Wikisource (2000+!)


@BRUTE: @Ankry: @Candalua: @DeirdreAnne: @-jkb-: @Jon Harald Søby: @Jusjih: @Koavf: @LadyInGrey: @Mahagaja: @Ooswesthoesbes: @Satdeep Gill: @Tpt: @VIGNERON: @Yann: @Zyephyrus: Open Georgian Wikisource! It is ready for this!--ჯეო (talk) 18:15, 19 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Usually, one active user is not sufficient activity though, as its contents cannot truely be considered reliable if only one user is involved. --Ooswesthoesbes (talk) 18:22, 19 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
Indeed, the message you left last year to Giakosh (talkcontribs) is still very true: «  Language Committee requires there to be a community in order to approve a project. » If I look at the statistics Giakosh is pretty much alone. So @ჯეო: if you truly want the project to be ready and opened, you should find other people first (and maybe start by actively participating yourself, it will already double the size of the current community). Plus, on a side note, I'm a bit worried to see that there is apparently no fac-simile and proofread books (the only one I could find is Page:ქართული საბჭოთა ენციკლოპედია, ტ. 1.djvu/11 and it seems to be broken), it is far easier to have an active, healthy and wealthy community when you use the proofread extension system, you should really start to using it. Cheers, VIGNERON (talk) 18:43, 19 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
@ჯეო: It is not in our competence. It is Language Committee domain. AFAIK, they need at least 3 active users for at least three months to proceed. Ankry (talk) 18:23, 19 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
@ჯეო: great, congratulations!
That said, there is absolutely nothing that we (the people you pinged) can do. You must contact the Language committee (for instance through @StevenJ81:) so they can approve m:Requests for new languages/Wikisource Georgian.
And don't hope too much too early, having 2000+ pages is good but not enough in itself for opening a Wikimedia project.
Cheers, VIGNERON (talk) 18:24, 19 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
It's really great that you have created that much content. Keep up the good work!
Still, as Ooswesthoesbes said, we need at least three, regular, active (registered) contributors. Until that happens, I cannot take your project to LangCom for discussion. StevenJ81 (talk) 19:07, 19 July 2019 (UTC)Reply
+1, yep; the times when domains have been operating by one user only are over (2006 I opened the czech wikisource and I was the only one user there for the first about six months, but it was a hard hard hard job... - never more!). Ask the Language Committee. However, congratulations to your very good job!!! Greetings, -jkb- (talk) 22:58, 19 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

Language listed twice


The Romanian language is listed twice in the 10.000 category, but I do not see an edit button on the main page to make the correction.

Fixed. Ankry (talk) 23:09, 6 February 2020 (UTC)Reply

Update for Vietnamese Wikisource


Vietnamese Wikisource have more than 10,000 article pages, so please update its section. Thank you! --minhhuy (talk)15:46, 21 June 2020 (UTC)Reply

Konkani language in home page list


The Konkani language (gom) has not been listed in the main page. I request the administrators to add it. These are the source documents in Konkani found in this site - Main Page/Konkani. AVSmalnad77 chat 05:30, 10 January 2021 (UTC)Reply

Delete page


HI there,

I request to delete this page. it violates copyright unsigned comment by Faismeen (talk) 12:48, 24 April 2021‎ (UTC).Reply

Done, but the next time use the page Wikisource:Proposed deletions, -jkb- (talk) 16:19, 24 April 2021 (UTC)Reply

Update top


Can you update the top 10? The Ukrainian section has been there for a long time.--Arxivist (talk) 19:31, 4 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

Update: Javanese Wikisource 1 000+


jv:Special:Statistics. Thanks. Bennylin (talk) 12:34, 28 September 2021 (UTC)Reply

Turkish wikisource 10,000+


Turkish Wikisource have more than 10,000 article pages, so please update its section. Thank you! --Satirdan kahraman (talk) 20:36, 8 January 2022 (UTC)Reply

Wikisource IUM CA 2


Definition of wiki sources

❖ According to wikipedia,24 January 2022 wiki source is an online digital library of free content textual sources on a wiki, operated by the Wikimedia foundation. ❖ This is a free library that anyone can improve by changing the content of existing wikisources. The project officially began on November 24, 2003 under the name project source Berg, a play on the famous project Gutenberg. ❖ The name wikisource was adopted later that year and it received its own domain name.

How could a teacher use wikisources in classroom.

✓ Incorporating wiki into the classroom provides a very different kind of online experience for your students. ✓ Have students use wiki to edit text with grammatical errors. ✓ Teachers can put students into groups or even individuals and those with the most edits wins. ✓ Individual edits can also be counted. Join the debate team using a written set of guidelines, teachers post topics that students can argue by using wiki online forums. ✓ The distinction between these two projects is relatively easy. 1.Wikisource focuses on material published elsewhere . ✓ Wikisource can be viewed as a library of resources either in the public domain or freely licensed that can be accessed by any one and can do changes. Egumbo2001 (talk) 05:57, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Ester2002 Natangwe Fellep44Reply

Ium Andrew Wikisource


How could a teacher use wikisources in classroom. ✓ Incorporating wiki into the classroom provides a very different kind of online experience for your students. ✓ Essentially you put them in the drive’s sea. ✓ Have students use wiki to edit text with grammatical errors. ✓ Teachers can put students into groups and those with the most edits wins. ✓ Individual edits can also be counted. Join the debate team using a written set of guidelines, teachers post topics that students can argue by using wiki online forums. ✓ The distinction between these two projects is relatively easy. 1.Wikisource focuses on material published elsewhere . ✓ Wikisource can be viewed as a library of works either in the public domain or freely licensed . Egumbo2001 (talk) 06:29, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Reply

Punjabi Wikisource 1000+


Please update punjabi wikisource stats [2] Kuldeepburjbhalaike (talk) 06:46, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

@Kuldeepburjbhalaike: Done Jon Harald Søby (talk) 15:01, 30 March 2023 (UTC)Reply

Change design


Change the design of the web portal to match all others and be the same. Be treated equally and have a new design. Show all the languages available in the new web portal. Do it right now. Also update it the same time as others. Add 10 languages in the top: note it is subject to change. Also in the top: it also says: Multilingual Wikisource, just the word and it has a link to Multilingual Wikisource page Timur2500 (talk) 19:02, 15 October 2023 (UTC)Reply

Mon Wikisource


We would like to initiate a Wikisource project for the Mon language (mnw), but we are unsure about the initial steps. Is it necessary to create an incubator page? Htawmonzel (talk) 16:37, 17 December 2023 (UTC)Reply

ทางเข้า unseen 888 สล็อต


ทางเข้า unseen 888 สล็อต ทำความรู้จักกับโลกที่น่าตื่นเต้นของสล็อตผ่านบทความที่ครอบคลุมและน่าสนใจนี้ PG SLOT เรียนรู้เกี่ยวกับสมบัติที่ซ่อนอยู่และประสบการณ์ที่น่าตื่นเต้นที่รออยู่ที่เรามาทำความรู้ Blemaple (talk) 06:43, 7 January 2024 (UTC)Reply


The mobile version of the multilingual Wikisource ( shows links to the relevant pages in the Page namespace on the left side, but these overlap with the main body of the text and make it harder to read. (See here for an example.) It seems like most (or all?) Wikisource projects do not show these links at all on their mobile sites. (Compare this page with this page, or this with this, or this with this)

Is there a way to also remove these links on the mobile version of this Wikisource? Spenĉjo (talk) 12:48, 27 February 2024 (UTC)Reply