Well, it’s certainly entertaining adding photos. Now what exactly is the
batascarfa? A water dragon?  a butter sponge? I guess if I get it wrong, my
efforts will provide hours of laughter for the Irish reader. I think I might
skip adding categories – I think I could be truly dangerous with my
non-existent understanding of the language and the somewhat unhelpful






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[mailto:wikimediaau-l-boun...@lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Craig
Sent: Tuesday, 6 August 2013 11:50 AM
To: Wikimedia-au
Subject: [Wikimediaau-l] Looking for something a bit different? Try Fréamh
an Eolais on Irish Wikipedia


Hi All,


This is only tangentially related to Australia, so if you prefer your emails
to be strictly on topic then please move on.  


Since late July, Úsáideor:HusseyBot has been uploading recently free
articles from Fréamh an Eolais onto the Irish Wikipedia.  "Fréamh an
Eolais", which roughly translates as "root of knowledge" is an Irish
language scientific encyclopaedia composed by Matthew Hussey, a science
academic at the Institiúid Teicneolaíochta Bhaile Átha Cliath (Dublin
Institute of Technology).  The content in Fréamh an Eolais has recently been
licensed under as CC-BY-SA and also under the GFDL, thus making it eligible
for inclusion on Wikimedia projects.  It includes not just information on
scientific concepts themselves, but also biographies of notable people in
the world of science.




Unfortunately, a lot of these articles do not have images or categories yet,
and as Irish Wikipedia is still a small project it may take a long time
before these new articles are linked up with the wealth of other information
available in the Wikisphere.  However (and this is where you come in), it's
relatively easy by looking at the translations to determine what each
article is about, and from there to add images from Commons or categories
from other similar articles.


Even if you can only do a couple of articles, any help would be appreciated!



Craig Franklin

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