Commons:Bots/Requests/Highway Route Marker Bot

Highway Route Marker Bot (talk · contribs)

Operator: Svgalbertian (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought: This bot can edit text in SVG images, to output a sequence of similar images. It then converts the fonts used in the SVG to a path, thereby removing any necessary font support issues. Finally the bot uploads the image to Commons along with a custom description. This bot is very useful for creating highway route markers, which would otherwise be a tedious task.

  • Seek permission to generate road sign markers and other sequential SVG images.

Automatic or manually assisted: Manually assisted

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run): Intermittent

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): 6 per minute

Bot flag requested: (Y/N): Y

Programming language(s): Perl (using MediaWiki API module)

Svgalbertian (talk) 20:57, 14 September 2010 (UTC)


  • Bot uploads look OK for me. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:48, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Me too. --Schlurcher (talk) 18:49, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
    • The date format should be YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM (UTC). Otherwise it looks ok.  Docu  at 18:07, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
      • No problem, the time and date I am using comes from Wikimedia, not the script. I will switch from using ~~~~~ to {{subst:VI-time}} --Svgalbertian (talk) 17:52, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

If there are no objections, we should grant bot status. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:48, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Sure, please do.  Docu  at 16:54, 7 October 2010 (UTC)