Oh.

What about the PDF of the Autobiography of Mahatma Gandhiji?  The
original scans?

On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 12:22 PM, Shiju Alex <sh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> What is the bug number?
>> Has the PDF been uploaded to Commons?
>
>
>
> John, this is related to the PDF export option in Wiki. The current solution
>  won't support Indic scripts.  There are several bugs related to this. One
> is this. https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=28206
>
>
> An alternate solution (not a good solution) is using LibreOffice by copying
> text and format the text outside wiki. But I hope a solution will come as we
> move forward. I know Santhosh was working on this earlier. Do not know its
> status now.
>
>
>
> Shiju
>
>
> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 7:01 AM, John Vandenberg <jay...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Dhaval,
>>
>> What is the bug number?
>>
>> Has the PDF been uploaded to Commons?
>>
>> On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 4:02 AM, Dhaval S. Vyas <dsv...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Thanks once again Ashwin,
>> >
>> > I have been considering to release the books officially, but
>> > unfortunately,
>> > PDF conversion is not working with Gujarati. The bug is filed a while
>> > ago,
>> > and I have been told that it may get quite a long time to fix the issue.
>> > Without having capability of exporting the page as PDF or preparing a
>> > book,
>> > I won't really feel to rush for the book release.
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> > Dhaval
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Ashwin Baindur
>> > <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Hi Dhaval,
>> >>
>> >> That is really very good to hear. We must maintain the highest
>> >> standards in all things WikiSource. Unlike Wikipedia, errors cannot be
>> >> allowed to co-exist. Well done to all Gujarati Wiki-Source-ians. Keep
>> >> yup your great work.
>> >>
>> >> I request that this book may be please be got "officially" released to
>> >> gain publicity and attention to Gujarati WikiSource & the community.
>> >>
>> >> Ashwin
>> >>
>> >> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 9:56 PM, Dhaval S. Vyas <dsv...@gmail.com>
>> >> wrote:
>> >> > Thanks Ashwin,
>> >> >
>> >> > Not only this book, but the other one that is completed and the one
>> >> > underway, are all proof read against original. These are all manually
>> >> > typed
>> >> > and not OCR'd. Thanks to the lack of available OCR Tool/software for
>> >> > indic
>> >> > scripts.
>> >> >
>> >> > If you or anybody else here is aware of good and reliable tool for
>> >> > Indic,
>> >> > especially Gujarati, script please share. That will help us upload
>> >> > book
>> >> > in
>> >> > remarkably less time than it has taken.
>> >> >
>> >> > Best,
>> >> > Dhaval
>> >> >
>> >> > On 2 May 2012 17:01, "Ashwin Baindur" <ashwin.bain...@gmail.com>
>> >> > wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Hi Dhaval,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> No doubt a great achievement and my very sincere congratulations. I
>> >> >> just wanted a clarification. This is very important! Have you
>> >> >> checked
>> >> >> each word for correctness against the original text? Or is it OCR'd
>> >> >> text?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Sincerely
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Ashwin
>> >> >>
>> >> >> On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM, Dhaval S. Vyas <dsv...@gmail.com>
>> >> >> wrote:
>> >> >> > Dear Shiju,
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Thanks a million for sharing this with the wider community.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > An update:
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > The next collaborative work is already started and in just a
>> >> >> > week's
>> >> >> > time, it
>> >> >> > is almost 25% completed as well.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > Kind Regards,
>> >> >> > Dhaval
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > On 2 May 2012 16:11, "Shiju Alex" <sh...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Dear All,
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> On behalf the Gujarati community, I wanted to share a nice
>> >> >> >> update.
>> >> >> >>  On
>> >> >> >> 22nd April, Gujarati Wikisource reached a major milestone with
>> >> >> >> the
>> >> >> >> completion of " સત્યના પ્રયોગો અથવા આત્મકથા" (Saty Naa Prayogo
>> >> >> >> Athavaa
>> >> >> >> Aatmakathaa)  It is the Autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi (The
>> >> >> >> story
>> >> >> >> of
>> >> >> >> my
>> >> >> >> experiments with truth).  This book has 454 pages in 169 chapters
>> >> >> >> in
>> >> >> >> 5
>> >> >> >> sections.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> The work to digitize this book was started less than 1 month
>> >> >> >> before.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> The following Gujarati wiki librarians contributed to this
>> >> >> >> project.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> સુશાંત સાવલા (Sushant Savla)
>> >> >> >> ધવલ વ્યાસ (Dhaval Vyas)
>> >> >> >> vyom25 (Vyom)
>> >> >> >> સતિષ પટેલ (Satish Chandra)
>> >> >> >> જેઠાભાઇ ઓડેદરા (Jethabhai Odedara)
>> >> >> >> અશોક મોઢવાડીયા (Ashok Modhavadia - Captain)
>> >> >> >> jaishree
>> >> >> >> Roopal Mehta
>> >> >> >> સંજય બાલોતિયા (Sanjay Balotia)
>> >> >> >> જીતેન્દ્રસિંહ (Jinedrasinh)
>> >> >> >> નિલેશ બંધીયા (Nilesha Bandhia)
>> >> >> >> Findjigar
>> >> >> >> દેવેન્દ્રસિંહ ગોહિલ (Devendrasinh Gohil)
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> To me, this is actually the biggest part of this story!  13
>> >> >> >> wikilibrarians
>> >> >> >> from all over the world collaborated on this! That is amazing for
>> >> >> >> a relatively new community.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Ashok Modhavadia
>> >> >> >> from
>> >> >> >> Junagadh for managing the project, and for Sushant Savla and
>> >> >> >> Dhaval
>> >> >> >> Vyas for
>> >> >> >> being inspirations behind it.  Incidentally, Ashok managed the
>> >> >> >> scanning
>> >> >> >> of
>> >> >> >> all the pages, the allotment of chapters, and all other aspects
>> >> >> >> of
>> >> >> >> project
>> >> >> >> management.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> For anyone interested in how to manage a Wikisource initiative,
>> >> >> >> do
>> >> >> >> look
>> >> >> >> at
>> >> >> >> the discussions on this page
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> [http://gu.wikisource.org/wiki/%E0%AA%9A%E0%AA%B0%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%9A%E0%AA%BE:%E0%AA%B8%E0%AA%A4%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%AF%E0%AA%A8%E0%AA%BE_%E0%AA%AA%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%B0%E0%AA%AF%E0%AB%8B%E0%AA%97%E0%AB%8B_%E0%AA%85%E0%AA%A5%E0%AA%B5%E0%AA%BE_%E0%AA%86%E0%AA%A4%E0%AB%8D%E0%AA%AE%E0%AA%95%E0%AA%A5%E0%AA%BE]
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Digitization of the next book will be managed by Vyom.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> There is an lovely quote I will close this mail with:  આજ આનંદ
>> >> >> >> મારા
>> >> >> >> આંગણે
>> >> >> >> રે લોલ! (Aaj aanand maara aangane re lol!) which means "Today is
>> >> >> >> a
>> >> >> >> joyous
>> >> >> >> day for us!"
>> >> >> >> Congratulations to the Gujarati community.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Wishing Gujarati wiki community all the best.
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Warmest Regards,
>> >> >> >>
>> >> >> >> Shiju Alex
>> >> >> >>
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>> >> >>
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Warm regards,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Ashwin Baindur
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