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Diagonally striped pattern on svg country mapEdit

Hello guys,

I'm trying to fill countries with a diagonally striped pattern on a svg world map in this kind of style, however, just filling countries instead of regions would be fine. Colors should be able to be determined with the ability to create transparent stripes. There are instructions on how to entirely fill and circle countries, but the above feature is missing. Anyone here who could extend the instructions or comment? Would like to use this map outside of Wikipedia in case there are different rendering requirements.
— Preceding unsigned comment added by MiMoHo (talk • contribs) 09:42, 11 April 2018 (UTC)

SVG updationEdit

Hello, can someone update File:Asia homosexuality laws.svg, India allows same-sex relationships, so "unregistered cohabitation" is the correct outcome now. There is extensive coverage at en:Homosexuality in India. --QEDK (talk) 15:21, 18 May 2019 (UTC)

@QEDK: please check the current upload: File:Asia homosexuality laws.svg  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 17:10, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
@JoKalliauer: Looks great, thanks a lot! --QEDK (talk) 17:36, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ron 1987, QEDK: Please agree on something  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 19:38, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Ron 1987 undid my edid with the argument "India does not recognize same-sex relationships". I do not know any source.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 19:44, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
Same-sex sexual activity was decriminalized by the Supreme Court, but that does not mean same-sex relationships are legally recognized, granted rights by the state. Ron 1987 (talk) 19:52, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
The legend is conflicting, the anti-gay sex Section 377 being struck down implies unregistered cohabitation is permitted but at the same time does not recognize legal unions. In fact, the law was struck down to accommodate same-sex relationships, but there is no provision of legal unions. Read the article linked above, and here's a HRW article, in addition to the fact that all unregistered cohabitation in India is allowed (May 6 2018 Supreme Court ruling, also sourced in "LGBT rights in India" article on enwiki), implicitly allowing same-sex unregistered cohabitation. I have thus reverted your edit. --QEDK (talk) 20:00, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
@Sander000: please read discussion above, I do not have any glue, Maybe move the discussion to File_talk:Asia_homosexuality_laws.svg  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 20:55, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
... or en:Talk:Homosexuality in India.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 21:08, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
None of the sources you cited support your claim. Same-sex relationships are not legally recognized. Ron 1987 (talk) 22:30, 19 May 2019 (UTC)
@Ron 1987: Are you alright? I never said same-sex relationships are legally recognized, but that, unregistered cohabitation is permitted among all consenting adults, including same-sex couples. They have the same constitutional rights, the only restriction is the lack of a legal union, hence I asked for the update to unregistered cohabitation and not any of the other ones. Read the articles and the ruling. Stop parroting the same point again and again. --QEDK (talk) 06:09, 20 May 2019 (UTC)


Having an edit war by Danhash (talk · contribs). I welcome a third-party opinion. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:03, 21 May 2019 (UTC)

I am agreeing more on Danhash opinion. The picture contains compression artifacts, but the main problem that the picture is blurry (low resolution).
@Incnis Mrsi: Maybe we can agree on {{Low quality}}, {{Blurry}} or {{Restoration}} ?  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 18:45, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
If the picture has compression artifacts, then use the annotation tool to show me them. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:51, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: I removed everything that is white: (now transparent)
@Incnis Mrsi: Are we talking about ?
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 19:03, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Are we agreeing that en:File:Intercultural_competence.jpg contains jpeg-artifacts?
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 19:13, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
The design (especially, black text) makes possible JPEG artifacts less noticeable than for, say, red letters on white. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:27, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
I was wrong about W3af-screenshot.png – there are mild traces of JPEG, especially prominent when high γ is applied. Not frequently see to which extent high-quality JPEG compression (such as 95%) distorts colored edges, hence was not expecting artifacts that subtle. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:27, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
I know jpeg can conain hardly any compression artefacts, which are almost not visible with the naked eye on normal screens.
This artefacts are minor, I do not like the strong text smoothing, but that's just my personal opinion, therefore I would use {{Blurry}}.
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 15:40, 22 May 2019 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 15:40, 22 May 2019 (UTC)

Mercury's graphicEdit

Hi, I left a message on the discussion page of File:Hg-TableImage.svg, which shows mercury's place on the periodic table. I don’t know if it was the right place to leave the message. The graphic is wrong. Mercury is in Period 6 (second last row), not Period 5 (third last row) like it is shown there. It is wrong on all the Wikipedias that use this image. Burgert (talk) 12:28, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

I don't think the Period 7 is the last row, see Extended periodic table, but anyway the Problem should be fixed now.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 14:38, 25 May 2019 (UTC)
Thank you! Burgert (talk) 14:43, 25 May 2019 (UTC)

animated svg with CSS codeEdit

I've just finished an animated svg] on for some medical articles. There's a small amount of CSS attached to it. I'm not sure how to export the data to load onto commons. I have the html code and css code. Or, if I export it I can get the index file and css style sheet. I've never used anything other than a pure html svg before, so I'm not exactly sure how to handle it. Thanks for any help. Ian Furst (talk) 00:28, 28 May 2019 (UTC)

Disregard. Wikipedia cannot handle a seperate CSS file, as far as I can tell, so I've embedded the CSS code in the <style> section of the html. See Symptoms man and read the code in a text editor. Note that with this method, the entire diagram is only 16kb and can be altered by anyone, for any symptoms. Ian Furst (talk) 00:05, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
If someone can help me load a .png version preview, and create the link so I can embed the animated picture in a page, I'd appreciate it.

New type of SVG animations?Edit

I just came across a few animations such as this one. Could someone point me toward documentation that explains how they work, and how I can create one? I looked at the source but could not find any information in it. datumizer  07:59, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Never mind. The author posted info on his user page. datumizer  08:03, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

Images to rescaleEdit


Due to a misunderstanding with the museum where the photographs were taken, I would need all images in category Category:Wik-nic at MAHG, 19 August 2018 to be resized to a maximum resolution of 1200×1200. Is there a bot susceptible of doing that?

Thank you very much in advance. Rama (talk) 14:27, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

I think that's a bad idea. Continue discussion at Commons:Village pump#Images to rescale please. - Alexis Jazz ping plz 17:50, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Should a poor JPEG be upscaled?Edit

Some user (unfamiliar to me) insists on keeping an upscaled JPEG file, bloated and ridden with artifacts. The alternative is of the same quality, but has the file size which its quality deserves. The user supplied no explanation of any kind. Revert? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 17:00, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

It looks like a still from a video, so it's always going have artifacting, but a higher resolution will only amplify that. We should use the version directly from the source: [1] (1280x720). clpo13(talk) 17:05, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
I just restored the correct format, not completly cropped. I don't really care, do as you want. --GrandCelinien (talk) 18:41, 5 June 2019 (UTC)


Hi. Is there anyone who can remove the microphone here? Sebastian James (talk) 09:55, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

@Sebastian James: Possibly, but your best bet is to post a request to Commons:Graphic Lab/Photography workshop.   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 10:06, 6 June 2019 (UTC)