I just wanted to make sure there will be some wikisourcerers at this
event. Is that so?
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Thanks to those of you who have already registered for the Wikimedia
Conference 2018 – we are already very excited to host the conference
from April 20 to April 22, 2018 in Berlin!
== Registration information ==
You have not registered for the conference yet? Your affiliation is
eligible  to attend the conference and you have been selected to
represent your affiliation in Berlin? Then please be kindly reminded
to register until Monday, January 15, 2018. To register for the
conference, please find the link to the registration form below. 
== Holiday break of the organizing team ==
In view of the upcoming holidays, we would like to inform you that the
WMCON18 organizing team will be out of the office from December 22,
2017 until January 3, 2018.
If you need assistance or have any questions, we recommend you to
contact us before December 22. Otherwise, we will respond to your
emails as soon as possible upon our return.
== Visa information ==
We strongly advise all those of you who need a visa to register until
Monday, December 18, 2017.
We will do our best to send the documents (letter of invitation,
foreign travel health insurance, copy of registration of association
of WMDE) by December 22, 2017, which are needed for the visa
application process, to everyone, who registers until Monday, December
18, 2017. Should you register after this date, we will prepare and
send the documents to you beginning of January.
Further information on the visa process and assistance can be found on Meta. 
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Daniela & Michelle on behalf of the organizing team
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A person in a local Wikisource workshop asked me if we could download
all material of a specific work to proofread it offline. So download
both the pictures and the OCRed text. Additionaly I think it would be
good to provide tool to at least have side by side plain text and pictures.
So, are you aware of anything close to such a tool? :)
On behalf of West Bengal Wikimedians User Group, I am happy to announce
that Dr. Tapodhir Bhattacharjee, Ex-Vice chancellor of Assam University,
has kindly released copyright of 5 of his books under CC-BY-SA 4.0 license.
The books are uploaded to Commons and are now in the hands of Bengali and
English Wikisourcers for further work. Kudos to Dr. Tanmay Bir and Jayanta
Nath for their effort to release, scan and upload the content.
For last few weeks, Google OCR using Drive API has stopped working for few
Indic scripts like Bengali and Devanagari affecting Bengali, Sanskrit and
Assamese Wikisource. It's still working for other Indic scripts, I guess.
If anyone have any contact with Google, we need to know if this temporary
or any plan for major change is underway.
This is extremely important as this will drastically sooner or later affect
every Indic Wikisource projects and we have to plan accordingly.