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Additional parametersEdit

I am from ta.wikisource. We added additional parameters to Index namely with our community consensus

| Pages        =
| Size         =

How can i add those parameters? To get the data from these 2200 PDFs with CC0 licesne, one of our contributor wrote a ruby programme.And also we are going to upload nearly 10,000 PDFs with CC0 licesne.--Info-farmer (talk) 17:14, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

We add parameters after reaching community consensus as well. I think adding "size", or "dimensions" is a good idea and I would support it. However I am not sure about "pages". I assume it is for number of pages in the book. How other feel about those 2?--Jarekt (talk) 01:55, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
yes, 'pages' means 'number of pages in the book'--Info-farmer (talk) 08:04, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

@Bodhisattwa: Will you please furnish your's consensus ?--Info-farmer (talk) 15:40, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

Multi-language booksEdit

Any way correctly describe multi-language books? Many 19 century books from Russia using two languages — some European and official (like that has two parallel text in Russian and French). Also Vocabularies, Grammatics etc are existing.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by Artem.komisarenko (talk • contribs) 06:14, 03 October 2016 (UTC)

Better link to WikisourceEdit

{{edit request}} The "Transcribed at Wikisource" link is currently a logo and a link to Wikisource, with the logo being the actual link as provided by the user of this template. I'd like to suggest that both the logo and the 'Wikisource' text under it use the provided link. At the moment, the obvious link is not the one that we want people to click on. There's not that much point in going to the Wikisource mainpage in preference to the actual page that is is being linked to by the template, I think. — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 00:59, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

  1.   Support --Info-farmer (talk) 01:55, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

I Removed the link from the word Wikisource, which was added about a year ago, So now it is the way it was for years. Would that be OK fix? --Jarekt (talk) 03:10, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

@Jarekt: Yep! That's great. Thanks! — Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 03:48, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Use for book coversEdit

I used the template for a book cover but, for some parameters, hesitate whether they got right values. Can anybody review/fix the use and, preferably, amend the doc? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 11:36, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

  Done with some minor changes. It was fine otherwise. --Jarekt (talk) 15:43, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I forgot to search for Kănchev in «Creator:», it was silly. But my main question isn’t addressed at all: how to signify that the image is a cover? Incnis Mrsi (talk) 18:51, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
I do not think we were trying to capture this information so far. {{Book}} template is often used in 2 modes:
  1. Whole book description, like this with Book template info in the file, or
  2. Individual page description, where we create specialized Book template, like this and than transclude it in a lot of files, like in here
Those 2 Modes should cover most of the use of Book template and none of them requires marking that this or that page is a title page or a cover. I think all we do to add the page to Category:Title pages or Category:Book covers if we want to indicate that. --Jarekt (talk) 19:54, 2 January 2018 (UTC)

Illustrator argEdit

It appears that the template wants to use Template:Illustrator in the Illustrator field (for the person who is responsible for the illustrations) but the template it is trying to use has been redirected to Template:Created with Adobe Illustrator. Could that be changed to "Creator" which is what the artists are using? --RaboKarbakian (talk) 18:58, 8 April 2018 (UTC)

I am not sure what you mean "template wants to use Template:Illustrator in the Illustrator field". I think the template uses {{Occupation|illustrator}}. --Jarekt (talk) 03:00, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
Here is the chunk of template logic that I am referring to:
<!-- Illustrator --> {{#if:{{{Illustrator|{{{illustrator|}}} }}}{{{demo|<noinclude>1</noinclude>}}}| <tr valign="top"> <td id="fileinfotpl_book_illustrator" class="fileinfo-paramfield">{{int:wm-license-book-illustrator}}</td> <td> {{{Illustrator|{{{illustrator|}}} }}} </td> </tr> }} --RaboKarbakian (talk) 13:18, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

Switching to Lua based templateEdit

Lately I was working on rewriting {{Book}} to use Lua code Module:Artwork, already used by {{Artwork}} and {{Photograph}}. The new code will be able to utilize data from Wikidata if "wikidata" parameter is provided. I am not done testing it yet, but the new version can be accessed through {{Book/sandbox}} if anybody wants to try it. Also it would be great is people start adding "wikidata" parameters to their templates, as most wikisource entries are already connected. --Jarekt (talk) 20:10, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

This is great, gonna test it tommorow! I was looking how to replicate de artwork template (im not a programmer). @Joalpe: who was also interested. Cheers! Mauricio V. Genta (talk) 20:32, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
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