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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)

Help asked: SVG scaling / rendering, font problemsEdit

Uiteenvallen Oostenrijk-Hongarije (1918)

Hi, I have created a SVG map using Inkscape, but after uploading the text doesn't show as it's supposed to, but completely in the wrong scale, even causing text falling off the image. The font I used is Fira Sans. I tried cleaning up, tried optimized svg, regular svg, nothing seems to solve the problem. Can anyone help out? --oSeveno (User talk) 14:00, 25 March 2019 (UTC)

@OSeveno: Please read meta:SVG_fonts (more precise) and Help:SVG#fallback (easier). You use a font that is not available on Wikimedia, therfore you should use a different font. Maybe a more common one such as DejaVu Sans or Liberation Sans. You can see all available Sans-fonts at: File:MediaWiki_SVG_font_list_sans.svg.
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 20:10, 25 March 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for your reply. Pitty there are not that many options. I had purposely replaced DejaVu Sans by Fira Sans, since DejaVu Sans doesn't score high at readability when generated as thumbnail on Wikipedia. I am surprised even Linux Biolinum isn't on the list. On the list are mostly very old fonts. Does Wikimedia never add any new fonts? --oSeveno (User talk) 18:43, 26 March 2019 (UTC)
@OSeveno:I'm not so much into fonts, but which fonts would you like to add? I will write a phab:-Ticket and suggest it.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 16:25, 17 April 2019 (UTC)
@JoKalliauer: Thanks for asking! Especially condensed or narrow fonts are only minimally available. Condensed or narrow fonts are useful for allowing maximum amounts of text on small spaces, while maintaining readability. I'm missing the following: DejaVu Sans Condensed, DejaVu Serif Condensed, Fira Sans Normal, Fira Sans Condensed, Fira Sans Compressed (Github: Fira Sans), Linux Biolinum (including Linux Biolinum Capitals), Linux Libertine (including Linux Libertine Capitals), Open Sans (including Open Sans Condensed), Noto Sans Condensed, Semi-condensed, Extra condensed @ Noto Sans). All Open Font license. Regards, --oSeveno (User talk) 11:59, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
@OSeveno: I created phab:T221453. Please edit if you like  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 14:58, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
@JoKalliauer: Thanks for that! --oSeveno (User talk) 17:16, 19 April 2019 (UTC)

Apple live pictures?Edit

Is there a tool for converting Apple live pictures to a format acceptable by Commons?—agr (talk) 09:22, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

@ArnoldReinhold: What format do they use?   — Jeff G. please ping or talk to me 12:21, 18 April 2019 (UTC)
Apparently Live Photos include a jpeg and H.264 with some additional data. Here is a description I found at Stackoverflow [1]. Of course one can just export the jpeg, but the motion effect can be quite nice. For example I recently uploaded some jpgs I took at the Boston Marathon. In live photo they show a couple of seconds of the runners running.--agr (talk) 15:27, 18 April 2019 (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)