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I tried to check out ur website, but found out that I can't read French! :p --Samuel 13:00, 29 Nov 2003 (UTC)

Bon je ne sais pas si j'aurais beaucoup de temps pour soigner le Wikisource francophone. A l'appel d'un visiteur étranger, j'ai bâclé vite fait un embryon d'espéranto. Je ne promets rien mais je tâcherai d'y revenir à l'occasion. ArnoLagrange 16:08, 2 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Mahadev Desai

I've had a second look at the Desai material, and there may still be copyright problems. What I did not realize is that the book was a posthumous one. The basic rule for posthumous works for India is 60 years from the date of publication.

The only English edition that I have been able to track down was first published beginning in 1968 in Varanasi, and that opens up the question of the translator's rights and the editor's rights which may affect all or part of the work. Hmm! I've taken another look at the Indian law, and it makes no provision for derivative copyrights in a translation. Translations are by licence, and those licenses would expire with the original copyright. The editor, however, may still have rights in connection with material of his own that he has added. Whether any of Gandhi's rights are involved because this material includes transcriptions of Gandhi's correspondence could be another issue.

There was also a Gujarati language edition begun in 1948, and a romanized Gujarati edition at an unspecified date and place. If you know anything about that romanized edition it would be helpful. You may be in a better position to know how people in India have been treating this kind of material. Personally, I have no problem in pushing the copyright envelope for material that has been unavailable to the public for a long time. Eclecticology 22:35, 25 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Thanks for the comments. There's nothing surprising about them.:-) It's generally the whole idea of copyrights that's screwed up. That plus we have quite a lot of people in the Wikis whose rigid misinterpretations put the letter of the law above common sense. Jimbo could probably show more courage in dealing with copyrights. When put beside the body of published work, those whose copyrights are diligently protected are actually very few. I would be a lot more open to "infringing" copyrights, as long as we do it while being fully conscious of the circumstances, and with those circumstances fully revealed at the head of our publication. I believe in a more "use-it-or-lose-it" approach to copyright. Eclecticology 13:22, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC)


Bonjour. Il n'y a aucun problème pour ajouter ces textes. J'avoue que je ne les avais pas remarqués. Il faut dire que Wikisource n'est pas encore parfaitement bien organisé. Même si tu n'as pas le temps, tu peux toujours faire quelques remarques sur la bibliothèque philosophique dont la présentation est provisoire et devrait être remaniée. Mais je n'ai pas d'idée pour le moment. Caton 14:03, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Sciences sociales

Merci pour cette information. Il serait en effet très intéressant de pouvoir collaborer avec des sites de ce genre. Caton 16:45, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)

J'ai commencé à refaire l'organisation des textes de philosophie. Mais je n'en ai fait qu'une partie, afin d'avoir un avis avant de poursuivre, et être sûr que cela ne pose pas de problème. Penses-tu que la présentation est améliorée de cette manière (que j'ai copiée sur Wikipédia) ? Merci. Caton 18:12, 1 Nov 2004 (UTC)


Discussion déplacée dans Wikisource:Scriptorium#Poésie. Yann 18:52, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Something is wrong with the <pre class="verse">. Yesterday I used it in some articles but today the format is different. --LadyInGrey June 26, 2005 18:34 (UTC)

Las manos: I am seeing a grey background, verses near the border and - - - - - around it. Yesterday when I saved this article the background was white, the verses weren't near the border and the - - - - - didn't be there. (I hope you can understand me)
Yes, I thought the same, thank you. :)

Copyright issues

I notice you have written a question on Damasts talk page. Since she doesn't write english well, I'll answer for you.

I know nothing about the hymn in question, but usually when Damast blanks something she does it at the same time as she asks Christian S to delete the page for copyright reasons. Please note that although the English original might be free of copyright, this doesn't mean translations to foreign languages are. Damast goes this way, through Christian S, rather than the usual one because she doesn't feel she can write English well. All pages she asks Christian to delete, can be found listed on Category_talk:Psalmer. I'll ask her not to blank the pages, since this is the second time she gets asked about this and it apparently causes confusion. / Habj 01:50, 4 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Actually, we had the same discussion recently; you could check User_talk:ThomasV#Psalmer + Damast's talk page. Anyway we will soon bli split off to a separate domain, so Damast won't have to invent special ways of doing things in order to avoid English. Until then I think this version works fine. / Habj 19:24, 4 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Making sysops at language-specific Wikisource

Wikisource:Scriptorium once had info on making sysops at language-specific Wikisource, but it is gone. As I have supports for becoming a bureaucrat at Chinese Wikisource but the site is up now, shall I go to m:Requests_for_permissions#Admin_for_Wikisource?--Jusjih 06:38, 19 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I just requested permission there after creating a new account there. Please reply if I have not added anything important.--Jusjih 07:08, 20 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi, Yann,

The only templates I'm deleting are ones that are specific to English. Either they're templates found in English works or they're templates which would only make sense to be used to describe English works (such as Template:PD-USGov-nocat--this shouldn't appear here anymore, since this template would describe works by the US government which would always be in English). The rest I'm leaving alone.—Zhaladshar (Talk) 20:26, 24 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

About FDNY Manhattan Office Dispatch Radio Transcript, 9/11/2001, I say we keep it for a little while, (maybe another month), and if the original contributor does not work on it, we just delete it from here. This will be the first place he looks for it, and I see no reason why we should move it to the English WS (since I highly doubt anyone will work on it).—Zhaladshar (Talk) 17:26, 25 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Article on en.wikisource

I found this article at, I suppose that you wanted to copy on this wiki or another one, (sorry but I can't copy it), --LadyInGrey 03:05, 18 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Deleted. Thanks, Yann 10:12, 18 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Dear Yann,

I have seen the effort you have put to create the resources on the Sanskrit Page. It is really praiseworthy. I would try to make my contribution whenever I can.

Best Wishes Sarajitp

source text in hi:

Look atश्रीहरिगीता . Shree contributed to it. She used to be accessible. I dont know if she still responds or not. gotta get back to work --Spundun 23:25, 21 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Checkout Talk:मुखपृष्ठं:संस्कृत#ZWJ --Spundun 23:36, 21 December 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

p.s. - you might want to let me know when yu respond to my comments by leaving a note on gu:w:User Talk:Spundun

RFA Thanks

Thank you for supporting my RFA. —Theo (Talk) 21:52, 4 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

sysop nomination

I oppose the nomination of User:TheoClarke as sysop. Reasons:

  • He had about 50 edits at the time of nomination.
  • He was not supported by anyone except by you.
  • He proposed to delete a page after it was vandalized, without checking its history. I had to restore the page.

please revert this nomination if you can. ThomasV 10:02, 10 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ThomasV is absolutely right to identify my mistake in not checking the history of that article. I will go back to the other wikimedia sites where I have not blotted my copybook. I regret wasting your time. —Theo (Talk) 00:14, 12 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Elephant and the Blindmen

Good on you for deleting this. If it comes back again, please do not exhort the anon user to post it on en:wikisource. It is a copyvio because Albert Turner, the author, was still publishing in 1975 so must have lived at least that long. —Theo (Talk) 22:24, 13 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sysop status

It was just by luck that I happened to notice your message. I apologize for not being as active as I might be. These days I spend most of my time on Wiktionary where there is very much to do. I do intend to come back for some edits, particularly for creating links between the two projects. With the partial blocking scheme that Wikisource is now considering it looks as though being a sysop may be necessary to make that kind of edit. I note with pleasure that you have finally set up side-by-side boxes for comparing texts. Eclecticology 00:38, 18 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nombre d'articles


Excuse-moi, mais je ne vois pas 1700 pages en sanskrit, d'autant que ce site en comprend moins de 1600. Marc 12:24, 21 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


le robot ne trouve pas les pages en sanskrit. je suppose que c'est lié au jeu de caractères utilisé. le bug ne semble pas venir de mon code, mais plutôt de la librairie pywikipedia.

en effet, quand tu fais une requête, il trouve la page voulue, et il fait une liste des liens sur cette page. le problème arrive ensuite, pour trouver les pages qui correspondent à ces liens : il répond "non existing page" pour chacune d'entre elles.

ThomasV 10:02, 23 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

ca y est c'est réparé. c'était bien un bug de la librairie, pas de mon programme. :-) ThomasV 11:53, 23 January 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Je demande Votre médiation Yann. Il m'est arrivez la même chose comme avec Vous avec ThomasV, Zaladshar, etc. Il n'ont pas aperçus ma ma,nière à travailler les articles de la traduction de la Bible. Je travaille sur de centaines articles à la fois et il est inutile de coller l'avertissement sur chaque article pour quelques heureus. J'ai mis l'avertissement sur le livre et je crois que cela soufit. Salutation distingué.--Tomislav Dretar 14:47, 1 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yann bonjour,

Mes pages vides resseblent à cela

File:Corner cro.gif File:Corner cro r.gif

File:Corner cro ld.gif File:Corner cro rd.gif

Elles sont composée de 4 photos et 8 background-color et 2 categories. Cela déjà suffit pour être une page. Le texte est déjà pret dans le texte principale. C'est une page sous une construction, c'est vrais, mais c'est une page. Et c'est n'est pas le cas comme chez roumain où chaque poème d'un auteur est suivi par deux mêmes articles(la biographie et j'oublié quoi encore) c'est à dire un article est injustement triplé. Regardez de près. En plus, je crois que la méthodologie à apliquer sur un livre aux miliers articles enterlacés ne peut pas être la même comme pour les articles de l'éncylopedie générale où un article n'a rien en commun avec les autres. Salutation distingué.--Tomislav Dretar 15:33, 2 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ben, c'est justement des pages vides. C'est ça le problème. Yann 15:37, 2 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Je ne suis pa d'accord. Le vide et "non pas achevé" ne sont pas la même cathégorie de la logique. Mais Vous étés le Maître.Salut!--Tomislav Dretar 15:42, 2 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

rights for me

I have just saw it. Thank you a lot. We shall meet here on in the future just like in the past, too. -jkb- 19:50, 30 March 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

hu. subdomain

Hi. There has been a request to create a .hu subdomain for wikisource. here I don't know if you are the right person to ask to do it, but I would like to ask you to help if you can. --Arjuna 09:56, 10 April 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

सत्य के प्रयोग

hi, I have posted 2 parts of सत्य के प्रयोग - Autobiography by M K Gandhi. Hope you will like it.

--User:संजय 15 August 2005.

M K Gandhi's archives are available at . Hindi pdfs are of 25 - 48 MBs each (Yes , in MBs). Hence I typed it again. In unicode, zip files size if of 100KB only, are available at

--User:संजय 26 August 2005 21:49 IST


See here; btw, did you see my question on your meta page? so long, -jkb- 09:44, 22 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Giving Details about own website in User Page

Is there an official policy which prevents some one from giving details about his webpage in the User Page. If so, I am sorry. If not, I am afraid that I mentioned only pages I created and it was not for "spamming". Please understand Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas 19:07, 14 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tamil Wiki Source

Hello Yann:

You can note that there is extensive support for creating a wikisource tamil domain. Currently we are collecting articles from notable writers which we would like to upload at wikisource. What more need to be done before someone can create a domain for Tamil Wikisource. Please let us know. Thanks. --Natkeeran 20:56, 9 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

dear yann, cud you plz let me know how to start a domain for tamil wikisourse. --கோபி 19:48, 10 April 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Yann!

Could you check and complete the information on Indian languages at this page? Thanks. Dovi 17:11, 21 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Yann! It was nice to receive your message. How did you learn Hindi? Regards,Rachana dayal 00:26, 2 February 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi. Thanks to the great help of some nice users we are going on to clean the category uncategorized pages (see also Wikisource:Scriptorium#1100 uncategorized pages). But please could you have a look to the category - now the most pages could be hindi texts, but I do not want to make any decisions and to categorize them.
And secondly, it seems there are two categories for hindi texts - Category:Hindi and Category:हिन्दी - what is the reason? Wouldn't it be better to get a bot and to make one categoriy only? - Thx, have a good day, -jkb- 10:51, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
P.S. Yesterday there has been somebody who created a lot of new pages without giving them a category... -jkb- 10:53, 4 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ramayana - Balakanda

Please check and update these following sarga's in Ramayana

You are requested to refer talk pages of the above topics and to update. Anveshi

Thanks for your reply. I found

बालकाण्डे षट्सप्ततितमः सर्गः ॥१-७६॥

बालकाण्डे सप्तषष्ठितमः सर्गः ॥१-६७॥

बालकाण्डे पञ्चषष्ठितमः सर्गः ॥१-६५॥

बालकाण्डे सप्तत्रिंशः सर्गः ॥१-३७॥

in सर्गः and updated. Please Check.


Please redirect both categories.I don,t know how to do it. Shivashree 07:40, 21 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Simple English Wikisource

Thank you for your opinion. I have a different one, which happens to be supported by Wikisource:Translations (which see; feel free to comment on its talk page where I have mentioned this disagreement). English Wikisource has plenty of books that were not originally written in English, such as Don Quixote (the translation featured there, while a good one, is the only one for which the translator is known, thereby annulling the "but he's a well-known translator and your just a Wiki editor" argument). There are even translations being done directly on some Wikisources, like Basic_Law_of_the_Federal_Republic_of_Germany_(Wikisource) and s:es:Lo_malo_atrae,_pero_lo_bueno_perdura. There is even a project for it on ES Wikisource at s:es:Wikisource:Proyecto:Traducciones.

While the term "simple English" does not refer to any official variation of the language (though it is loosely based on Basic English at the moment), there are texts which are written using simplified English (such as Dr. Seuss, among others) and/or are translated into simpler English (I have heard of a book of Shakespeare like that). Both of these can be considered source text materials, not to mention the many translations we can make to help our target audience.

Simple English projects are created for those who do not know English well, whether they are non-native speakers, children, people with learning disabilities, or whatever. Those targeted who are non-native speakers do not wish to read in their own language, but do not yet have the capability (or find it very difficult) to read the English projects. For this reason, the Simple English projects have been devised. If you check up on Simple English Wikipedia, you'll find that it is a small but thriving community with a specific purpose. Other Simple English projects have not yet reached its level of success and activity, but they are working toward it. I would appreciate it if you would a) reconsider, b) see if others agree with you, and/or c) give us a chance, since this is the appropriate place for small/test Wikisources. If there can be Wikisource in Esperanto, certainly we can have one in simple English. Just because more people use Esperanto doesn't make it more valuable or viable. There are far more potential editors of the Wikisource in SE than in Esperanto. After all, you're not going to tell me that the Universala Deklaracio de Homaj Rajtoj (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) was originally written in Esperanto, are you?

Two of the SE projects have survived a closure nomination and a third is still undetermined, so it is not the concept (nor its separation from "real" English) that is the problem. Please do not try to lump them together as so many others try to do. Cheers! --Cromwellt|talk|contribs 02:49, 27 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I do not "lump them together" as you said. Translating or rewriting texts in simple English is an interesting idea, but it does not need a separate subdomain for that. I do not know any objection to host these texts to the actual English subdomain. Yann 14:21, 27 July 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for not lumping them together. If Simple English Wikipedia requires a separate subdomain, why do you think that Simple English Wikisource wouldn't? The reason it needs a separate subdomain (which would only happen after it got large enough to require it, anyway) is because of a basic difference in purpose and audience. The people who look for SE texts (people who don't know English well) are not looking for English texts. The people who look for English texts are not looking for SE texts. People who use the other SE projects are not going to want to look under the English Wikisource to find SE texts. It is counterintuitive. The fact that there are other SE projects (and successful ones) should be enough to prove that this project at least deserves a chance. Besides all that, this is the equivalent of the incubator for wikisources. Give us a chance to show our usefulness before discarding the idea. Incubator has lots of ideas that never make it, but they are still given a chance. Have you asked other people what they think of the idea? --Cromwellt|talk|contribs 04:27, 19 August 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

unwanted category

Please delete the category Category:সুরা ফাতিহা. This is a test page of new user.--Bellayet 17:35, 13 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

again delete Category:আল বাকারা and Article pages for same reason.--Bellayet 04:00, 14 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Russian Wikisource

Russian Wikisource now have more than 10000 articles. So correct the information in the Main Page. Move Russian Wikisource from 5000+ to 10000+. --Givi 08:02, 23 September 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Yann, while looking around here I found the contributions of Djapipol (talkcontribs), such as Image:SHERLOCK HOLMES.JPG and Image:SH BACHELOR 4.JPG. Those images may be PD, I am not sure, but the source "" is no longer a good website. This site says free, but it is hard for me to see if it was gratis or libre.

The user has not been active on fr.wp for a year, and email is disabled there.

How to we deal with these? John Vandenberg 07:16, 14 November 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Do you need any more admins for this site or do you know somone who picks admins?

Italian? Naaaah...

Hi, the two texts that I've uploaded (L'oselin de la comare and E mi e ti e Toni) are popular songs of unknown author, so I assume there's no copyright. I don't know how to state this in the pages, maybe you can help me. The italian wikisource is definitely not the right place, because they're written in Venetian, not in Italian... :-) You can find the sources on the talk pages

Ok, thanks for the info. Yann 23:20, 12 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, some years ago I have created a proposal of logo for Wikisource. The logo has been deleted. It's possible to recover it to upload it in Commons? The link probably is [1]. --Ilario 13:11, 25 March 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This request has been solved on 25th march, see Wikisource:Scriptorium#Recover logo and others, -jkb- 16:44, 7 April 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hindi Wikisource

Hi Yann, Thank you for your encouraging words. I have made a request here [2]. I am new at it, can you please check if everything is done correctly. Waiting for your support--Rachana dayal 20:27, 8 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you Yann.--Rachana dayal 14:07, 9 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello Yann, An incubator project page is here to start Hindi wikisource. I am a bit confused. Should I copy the entire Hindi wikisource there? What should I do now? How do they judge the project? Please help. Sorry for asking so many times. Regards, --Rachana dayal 20:37, 31 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't know why there is a incubator for Hindi Wikisource. There is no need for that, since this wiki is the incubator for all Wikisource. Yann 20:48, 31 May 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for your reply. That means it ok if I keep working on the same place where hindi wikipedia is there rightnow? Have you ever visited automated statistics? It is not showing any activity. I found some other pages i.e.this one This is showing active. Do wiki-people grant domain on the basis of this activity? Sorry for disturbing you. Regards,--Rachana dayal 10:23, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Source texts should be here in the multilingual WS before moving to a separate subdomain. There are already quite some Hindi pages here. I don't know what criterias are used for creating a subdomain. Don't forget to add a Category:Hindi to all Hindi pages, so that a dev can move all pages at once. Yann 13:10, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ok, thanks for your help. I will take care to add Category:Hindi to all pages.--Rachana dayal 18:44, 2 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Splitting Pages

I had asked:

3. Wiki should give some option in which if click something like "split" on a page, it is automatically broken into individual pages of a tolerable size as per wiki norm, and an Index/ Menu is automatically created giving links of each page thus created.

You had replied:

The software can't know where to split the pages, but there is a "gadget" which might help. See the English Wikisource for examples. Yann 11:26, 17 December 2008 (UTC)

What and where I am supposed to look in english wiki?

thanks. Rawat 13:53, 21 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for replying and for guiding. I have saved "Preloading gadget" given by you. Let me use it and understand its method. If anything requires further guidance, I would trouble you again. Some queries for the time being:

  1. Where can I see other gadgets that are available for my use?
    There is only one gadget enabled here for now. I can enable others if you think there are useful. Tell me which ones. Yann 23:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Scriptorium page doesn't seem to be much accessed, and it seems that only users access it. Is there any place where I can communicate with wiki admin personnel (not user sysops) to give them feedback on errors, or to suggest improvements?
    Scriptorium is still the best place for that. This wiki has much less readers and contributors because a subdomain is usually created when a language gets many contributors. But several admins monitor and read the Scriptorium, and answer when appropriate. Yann 23:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. My unified account is working on 19 wiki parts. That is too much. I can't practically visit each of them often to find the errors reported on their special pages and to attend to them. Is there any method of unifying all that so that I can find special pages of all those accounts at a single place to attend?
    Currently, there is no way to change that. On some wikis (meta, commons, etc.), you can choose to receive an email when your talk page is edited. Yann 23:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks. -Rawat 16:48, 21 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Sorry, I don't get the joke. "Inserting nonsense/gibberish into pages"? I am working on Low Saxon texts on this wiki for two years. And you block me infinite (!!!; no discussion page editing, IP autoblock) for doing maintenance work on some pages? This is the most undue block I can think of. If I had a fixed IP address I would have been blocked for longer even after your unblock due to the IP autoblock. --::Slomox:: >< 19:34, 25 February 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Congratulations to confirmation, -jkb- 18:22, 6 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, see pls श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता हिन्दीभाषाऽऽनुवादसहिता 15, I reverted today some edits as deleting of parts of pages, but pls control it, thx, -jkb- 07:42, 27 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]


There are some Hindi pages in the category:Urdu. Please move/delete. --Urdutext 01:39, 30 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

देवनागरी प्रदर्शन

नमस्ते। स्वागत के लिए धन्यवाद।

पीडीएफ़ प्रारूप में जनित सामग्री में देवनागरी संयुक्ताक्षर ठीक नहीं हैं, क्या इस समस्या का समाधान है?

I also know English so please let me know if you would prefer that I communicate in English.

धन्यवाद, आलोक 11:18, 19 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

नमस्ते। Thanks for the welcome. Devanagari conjuncts do not display properly in the generated book PDFs. Is there a solution for that?
धन्यवाद, आलोक 11:23, 19 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Raised a bug at Pediapress code: ticket 687. Interested persons may add themselves to the cc. आलोक 12:17, 19 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Creating a link to on

How would one create a link to on []? Using s: on the Hindi wikipedia creates a link to but we need a link to instead. आलोक 06:10, 21 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

sorry to edit on Yann's page, but you can use :oldwikisource:Article, regards -jkb- 11:27, 21 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Tag to add a footnote

Which tag can be used to add a footnote? आलोक 11:48, 21 September 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

is it OK?

See pls Mūlamadhyamakakārikā: first chapter in romanized Sanskrit with diacritics - also no category, and in the second line there are the years 1978 and 1985. Regards, -jkb- 15:53, 31 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, good catch. If the text was modified recently, it is not public domain. Yann 16:27, 31 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I found a notice about the contribution here. -jkb- 16:35, 31 October 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

and today: एक ऑंच की कसर and क़ातिल, no categories; and I wonder where it is copied from - see the first line "आत्म-संगीत From Wikisource Jump to: navigation, search 1" in the first article. Regards -jkb- 23:25, 4 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hindi, no mention of an author or a date, but it doesn't seem recent. Yann 11:10, 5 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]ūlamadhyamakakārikā:_first_chapter_in_romanized_Sanskrit_with_diacritics
No the Sanskrit cannot be copyrighted whether in Devanagari or roman transcription with diacritics or otherwise, it would never stand in any court. I just included the critical edition notes for probity. If a person or organization were to copyright an edition of any traditional cultural artifact (bar a rendering or gloss in another language which takes considerable effort and endeavour) it wouldn't be worth the (c) symbol and it could be contested in court as unlawful, acculturating and misappropriating a traditional cultural artifact. The same precedent as folkmusic would come into effect, which cannot be copyrighted either the musical themes or motifs as well cannot be sealed by (c). If such musical themes and motif are copyrighted, upon contest it would be found indefensible. A critical edition needs to be accredited but stating that it then becomes the domain of (c) legislation is ludicrous. Let the publishers take it to court. There hasn't been a test case that I could source documented on the Internet.
B9 hummingbird hovering 08:34, 2 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

complete text change

Please see the changes and my revert in અખિલ બ્રહ્માંડમાં એક તું શ્રી હરિ - from Gujarati to probably Hindi (google translator does not say too much ...). Thx -jkb- 07:34, 21 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yes, right. The title is Gujarati, so the text should be Gujarati. Yann 13:09, 21 November 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Talk:वन्दे मातरम्

see there, regards -jkb- 15:26, 16 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

a new edit Talk:वन्दे मातरम्#Fix request, and see also [3] and [4], -jkb- 16:09, 21 December 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sanskrit Wikisource

I have initiated a discussion about Sanskrit at Wikisource:Scriptorium#Sanskrit. I think it would be possible to start a new project for Sanskrit languages; i.e. possibly including Vedic Sanskrit as well. John Vandenberg 04:49, 16 January 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Puranas & other Sanskrit texts

I am only on a little netbook and moving large files around is problematic. I would very much appreciate if someone could populate our Wikisource Purana page with the Puranas found HERE. There are many other important files as well but it would be appreciated if the Puranas could be focused upon sooner rather than later.
B9 hummingbird hovering 11:43, 10 March 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi, I just got back after a long offline session. I will try to do something. Yann 18:55, 3 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Marathi Wikisource

Dear Friend, May be you are already aware , beginning of February 2012 month the Language Committee and WMF approved new wikisource projects which is independent project for Marathi Language.This has been possible with your active contribution , support and best wishes towards Marathi language Wikisource project and we are very much thankful to you for the same.

The new Marathi Wikisource community invites you and requests for same support to in times to come.

नमस्कार, आपणास कदाचित कल्पना असेल कि फेब्रुवारी २०१२ च्या सुरवातीस लँग्वेज कमिटी आणि विकिमिडिया फाऊंडेशननने मराठी भाषेकरिता स्वतंत्र विकिप्रकल्पास मान्यता दिली आहे. हे केवळ आपल्या शुभेच्छा, सक्रीय योगदान आणि पाठींब्याने शक्य झाले आहे; आणि आपल्या योगदाना बद्दल समस्त मराठी बांधवांतर्फे धन्यवाद.

आपण आपले सक्रीय सहभाग, कार्य, पाठबळ या प्रक्ल्पास देऊन मराठी भाषिकांचे हे मुक्त ग्रंथालय सर्व अंगाने समृद्ध करत रहावे म्हणून हे सादर निमंत्रण आणि नम्र विनंती.

आपण कॉमन विकिस्रोत प्रकल्पात,मराठी विकिबुक्स अथवा मराठी विकिपीडीया प्रकल्पात प्रताधिकारमुक्त साहित्याचे केलेले लेखन नवीन मराठी विकिस्रोत प्रकल्पात व्यवस्थीत स्थानांतरीत झाले आहे का हे तपासण्यात कृपया सहाय्य करावे.

आपला नम्र

Mahitgar 06:59, 14 February 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possible removal of your status

Hello Yann! I have just started a vote for removal of your administrator privileges because your last edit dates back to 9 March 2012. Please respond there if you want your status to be kept. Thanks! –BruTe 18:26, 26 January 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Help with harassment by cs.wikisource admins

Hi, I see you are admin of this wiki. On the local Village pump there's written: "This is the central location for discussing issues with Wikisource, and the place to ask for help." So I posted a plea for help there but noone replied. Would you please have a look? I'm being harassed by cs.wikisource admins, I was banned indef but I never did anything wrong on the wiki at all. Thanks in advance. --Auvajs (talk) 17:40, 20 January 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding new users to Canadian Wikilivres by invitation

More Chinese Wikisource users would like to add works with expired copyright in Greater China and Canada, but still copyright-restricted in the USA, so may I request adding new users to Canadian Wikilivres by invitation, please?--Jusjih (talk) 01:51, 8 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I guess we have to solve some more urgent problems over there soon :-( -jkb- (talk) 19:06, 8 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Site hosting / Rule of the Shorter Term

Hi. I'm looking for a place to put some stuff that is between 50-70 years after the death of the author. Wikilivres looks great, but CA law does not recognize this rule on NAFTA (US/MX) publications. I also see technical/hosting issues for the Wikilivres site, if I am not mistaken? There is a better option, which is hosting in Japan that both offers "rule of the shorter term" for all jurisdictions, and has some decent hosting facilities that are fast worldwide. I would be willing to provide hosting as well as technical support so that the wikilivres (or alternative named) site would become a well-known place to host life+50 works. My contact info is in my User page: --Jeffmcneill (talk) 16:36, 10 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

*comment- canadian law doesn't have rule of the shorter term for mx & usa, because of nafta, BUT that still means the 50-year rule applies. it just means that nothing gets released sooner (even if it is already pd in the usa, for example). Lx 121 (talk) 02:55, 24 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Jeffmcneill,
I am not able now to do anything, but it is great if you do it. Regards, Yann (talk) 20:27, 10 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Yann, ok I will set up a mediawiki. If you have any technical detail about Wikilivres configuration detail that can help. I've done Mediawikis before, just have to get back up to speed. Once things are ready, I'd like to get a mirror of the latest backup as an archive. Let me know what I need to do/whom to contact for that. Sincerely, --Jeffmcneill (talk) 04:50, 12 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Jeffmcneill: pls mind the page Wikisource talk:Wikilivres, cheers -jkb- (talk) 10:06, 12 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi Jeffmcneill, You need to set up a reverse proxy with Squid, otherwise you would be need a much bigger system. Regards, Yann (talk) 18:28, 12 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

but yes please do! set up a japan-based version. & post the links to it here?  :) Lx 121 (talk) 02:57, 24 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pourrais-tu lui répondre ?

Bonjour Yann,

Lien, si tu peux aider.

Merci tant de fois, une fois de plus ! --Zyephyrus (talk) 16:24, 29 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Le problème semble résolu, je ne sais pas si c'est ou non par ton action. Merci en tout cas. --Zyephyrus (talk) 09:54, 30 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Link stolen?

Was I wrong to remove the link on your user page? It opened a site uncontrolled. Do pardon me, dear Yann :) --Zyephyrus (talk) 17:42, 1 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How we will see unregistered users


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Thank you. /Johan (WMF)

18:19, 4 January 2022 (UTC)

Restoring Konkani Vishwakosh files

Hi Yann, since these files have been restored on Commons.[5], could you re-link them here? Joofjoof (talk) 00:41, 15 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Need your input on a policy impacting gadgets and UserJS

Dear interface administrator,

This is Samuel from the Security team and I hope my message finds you well.

There is an ongoing discussion on a proposed policy governing the use of external resources in gadgets and UserJS. The proposed Third-party resources policy aims at making the UserJS and Gadgets landscape a bit safer by encouraging best practices around external resources. After an initial non-public conversation with a small number of interface admins and staff, we've launched a much larger, public consultation to get a wider pool of feedback for improving the policy proposal. Based on the ideas received so far, the proposed policy now includes some of the risks related to user scripts and gadgets loading third-party resources, best practices for gadgets and UserJS developers, and exemptions requirements such as code transparency and inspectability.

As an interface administrator, your feedback and suggestions are warmly welcome until July 17, 2023 on the policy talk page.

Have a great day!

Samuel (WMF), on behalf of the Foundation's Security team 12:08, 10 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]