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Add support for Internet Archive BookReader
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This new feature proposes to add support for display (via the OPAC) of scanned (.PDFs, JPEG / JPEG2000 / TIFF et al.) using the IA BookReader [1] JavaScript library.

There are available PDF/DJVU viewer as
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:PdfHandler

But for book reading experience at Internet Archive is better.

1)https://openlibrary.org/dev/docs/bookreader

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Hi @jayantanth, thanks for taking the time to report this!
Integrate into what exactly? Which exact problem would you like to solve?
This task describes a potential solution but not a problem... Also see https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_to_report_a_bug
Thanks!

This is my new requested proposal to view PDF/DJVU file in Commons. So where would I request? direct at https://commons.wikimedia.org/ ??

This is my new requested proposal to view PDF/DJVU file in Commons.

As far as I know, Wikimedia Commons supports viewing PDF and DJVU files.
Hence I don't understand yet what is requested in this task and which actual problem you would like to see solved. :(

jayantanth renamed this task from IA book viewer integrated to Commons to PDF/DJVU to Add support for Internet Archive BookReader.Dec 10 2015, 6:19 PM
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Jdlrobson triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 14 2015, 6:14 PM
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As far as I know, Wikimedia Commons supports viewing PDF and DJVU files.
Hence I don't understand yet what is requested in this task and which actual problem you would like to see solved. :(

@Aklapper, I think, its more about viewing individual pages of pdf/djvu files. In IA, we can flip and check the pages easily, like a real book. Whereas in Commons, we have a scroll option where we click on respective numbers to get into a page and then click on another number to get into another page, never feels like reading a book.

MarkTraceur moved this task from Untriaged to Triaged on the Multimedia board.Dec 6 2016, 4:11 PM

This ticket is similar to T154100, hence can be merged.