I think the idea is good,
but I would like to try that in my wikisource:
could you manage to take also the few italian books that PG has?
Thanks!

On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 8:23 AM, Anika Born <wikian...@wikipedia.de> wrote:

> corr1: [...] does not ha*ve*/show the scans, [...]
>
> Anika
>
> 2016-10-14 8:18 GMT+02:00 Anika Born <wikian...@wikipedia.de>:
>
>> Hy Sam,
>>
>> would be good, cause PG does not hat/show the scans,
>>
>> But
>>
>> as I remember there was/is a policy at de.ws to not use texts from other
>> projects (say: if there is text A in PG, there won't be a similar text A in
>> de.WS),
>>
>> cause at the time de.WS did use PG-texts... Google said WS is a mirror of
>> PG and all other (not PG)-texts were left out in Google-Search-Results as
>> well....  The (small) visibility of WS got lost completely... That is the
>> reason, why there are no new projects on de-WS about texts that are
>> available in a (nearly) similar project
>>
>> (besides the effort: why spending so much time on a text that already is
>> avilable? - you'd have to proofread ist at least two times)
>>
>>
>> But that is this special German-thing.....
>>
>>
>> What do the others think about it?
>> Anika
>>
>> 2016-10-14 3:20 GMT+02:00 Sam Wilson <s...@samwilson.id.au>:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I've been tinkering with an idea I've had for importing Project
>>> Gutenberg books into Wikisource: http://tools.wmflabs.org/pg2ws/
>>>
>>> The idea is that, if Wikidata makes a link between a PG ID number and a
>>> Wikisource Index page, then we can go through that Index page one page at a
>>> time, and copy the page's text from the PG book to the WS page.
>>>
>>> The interface so far isn't very brilliant, but I'm just trying to figure
>>> out if this is worthwhile or not. Basically, it's a matter of selecting the
>>> right chunk of text in the right-most text box (the full PG text) and
>>> hitting the button to move it left into the centre box. Then cleaning it up
>>> (manually and with the magic cleaning button) to make it match the image,
>>> and then uploading it to Wikisource.
>>>
>>> It's a bad tool though, because it doesn't handle the running header,
>>> and the copy-across button doesn't do nice things with {{hws}} etc. — not
>>> to mention all the other things it doesn't do.
>>>
>>> Anyway, just thought I'd mention it. :-) Anyone think this is an avenue
>>> worth exploring? Certainly I'd love to be able to say we've got everything
>>> PG has *and more*!
>>>
>>> —Sam
>>>
>>> PS changes made by this tool are all tagged as "OAuth CID: 638" —
>>>
>>> https://en.wikisource.org/w/index.php?title=Special:RecentCh
>>> anges&tagfilter=OAuth+CID%3A+638
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