Happy New Year 2017. We've just published the January 2017 Indic Wikisource
Here is the few stats ans their top three rank...
As per Number of article
1. Sanskrit Wikisource ( 16027 pages) - supported by 0.04% scan pages.
(with 170 Index Pages)
2. Telugu Wikisource ( 11752 pages) - supported by 24.56% scan pages. (with
267 Index Pages)
3. Kannada Wikisource ( 9027 pages) - supported by 0.86% scan pages. (with
116 Index Pages)
As per Number of page Validation
1. Telugu Wikisource ( 19160 pages) with 267 Index Pages
2. Tamil Wikisource (5180 pages) with 2168 Index Pages
3. Gujarati Wikisource ( 4298 pages) with 43 Index Pages
As per Number of page Proofread
1. Telugu Wikisource ( 23583 pages)
2. Malayalam Wikisource ( 8067 pages)
3. Tamil Wikisource ( 7965 pages)
As per percentage supported by scan pages.
1. Bengali Wikisource (29.77%)
2. Telugu Wikisource ( 24.56%)
3. Gujarati Wikisource (18.06%)
I want to specially mention that there are no visible improvement on
proofreading works and page content supported by scan at Marathi,Assamese,
Sanskrit, Odia, and Kannada Wikisource.
Full Indic Wikisource stats here
Indic Wikisource Community
It was suggested that I should go to GLAMwiki Coordinators meeting  next
month as « the official representative of the Wikisource Group. »
(apparently, Andrea gave my name, probably because I won't go to Berlin :P).
I'll probably go as it's a great opportunity to remind the GLAM what
wonderful things can be done and offer on Wikisource.
I'm pretty familliar with the global Wikisource dynamics and position but
If you have specific points you want to focus or examples of partnership
with GLAM (past, current or planned ; good or bad), don't hesitate to share
them with me. Any comments or advices are welcome too.
Cdlt, Nicolas Vigneron
I added this issue to IA-upload tool on github:
Unfortunately, the new PDF > DJVU conversion is useless, as it loses too
Can we find a solution?
The IA-Upload tool is a great asset for the whole international community,
and it's very simple to teach librarians to upload stuff on IA and then use
it to port it on Commons and Wikisource.
But when they upload new stuff on IA, we don't have the IA djvu anymore.
So the tool converts the original PDF to a new DJVU, and this is the part
of the process that is failing.
I can think of 2 solutions:
* integrate this script from Alex brollo into the tool:
the script creates a good quality djvu
* have a toggle/top-down menu which allow the user to use directly the PDF.
and happy holidays :-)
As a User Group, we are eligible to send one member to the Wikimedia
Conference in Berlin .
I participated last year, and if I'm not mistaken Micru did in 2015.
The conference is a place where the WMF, chapters and other affiliates
gather to discuss many topics, and it's a great occasion for advocacy.
I remember that last year I had the chance to sit with Danny Horn (from
Community Tech team) for a whole hour to show him Wikisource stuff and
issues. He told me they needed a new member of the team. Few months later,
our own Sam Wilson was picked. Of course, that is all to Sam's credit (he's
really good), but there is much more awareness in the WMF about Wikisource,
and we are the ones who have to *build* that awareness. That conversation I
had with Danny )among many others) helped, and so we gotta keep talking to
people and explaining what Wikisource is.
And our work is not finished.
Things are slowly improving, but we want them to improve more and faster.
And we gotta check that there are improving constantly.
So this is why I think these gatherings are important.
We have the chance to send one of us to Berlin: and we should have some
Not sure how we should do it (maybe a "formal" election?) but the first
thing is see how many of us are willing to go, so please reply to this mail
and candidate yourself if you will.
I'm available, and I'd like to go, but I also went last year, so we shall
decide all together.
I've attempted to start a phab ticket about what the import wizard
should look like:
There are plenty of unanswered questions I'm sure, and lots missing
still. Please edit the task or add comments about anything.
This is 2016 Wishlist #73, so I'm not sure it'll get much 'official'
comm-tech time (yet; there *is* a plan to address further-down wishes,
but they may take some time), but I'm keen to work on it in my own time
One thing I'd love to have in a Wikisource upload wizard is a thing that
I can show to Glam people that makes it easier for them to see the value
(and ease) in getting their stuff online and ready for crowd-sourced