On September 16, ten days ago, I got a relapse and started to
contribute to Wikisource again. I found some nice PDF files
and uploaded them to Commons, a total of 81 issues of the
official gazette of Finland from the winter 1878. I have
since then been proofreading several pages from the first
week of March (when the peace at San Stefano was signed), e.g.
But previews (thumbnails) have been generated for none of these
81 PDF files. I am able to proofread the text (embedded in the PDF)
only because I keep local copies of the PDFs that I can view.
On September 17, I asked about this problem on the Help desk,
and a kind person registered the problem in Phabricator,
but then nothing has happened in more than a week.
So there is not only a problem in generating thumbnails, but
also in responding to a reported problem.
I don't even know if there is a technical problem with the
PDF files I uploaded or if this is a temporary technical
problem on Commons. (But since I can view the local files,
I assume the files are okay.)
Lars Aronsson (lars(a)aronsson.se)
A new feature should be deployed on Wikisource Wednesday. it allows to
easily add categories to Index: pages.
A new field is added at the end of the Index: pages editing interface
that allows to input the categories the Index: page should be in.
The change is already live on the beta environment:
The categories Foo, Bar and Bat are added using the new feature.
The categories inserted inside of other Index: pages fields still work
For bots/gadgets people: these categories are serialized in Wikitext
just like in regular wikitext pages, at the end of the Index: pages
wikitext serialization. Most bots/tools should that are used to deal
with categories should work without changing anything. You might
however need to loosen the content model filter from "wikitext" to
"wikitext" or "proofread-index".
For interface editors: the "category" field is a "magic" field
directly managed by ProofreadPage. You do not need to (and you could
not) add it using the usual ProofreadPage system messages.