In India, we are facing Internet connectivity and electricity failures. Our Tamil community doing outreach programmes in colleges and schools for proof reading. If the Index pages data available in offline as Odt format, many contributors will come forward. In ta.wikisource, we have to proofread around 4lakes pages
That is why I was asking why specifically ODT is asked for (which is only one potential solution), instead of e.g. RTF (another potential solution?).
I'm wondering how to change the task summary to describe a problem to solve, instead of only one potential solution. :)
If I try to summary what you want, you are looking for a way to allow Wikisource contributors to proofread books offline. And you propose to use the ODT file format for that.
If I try to summary what you are looking for (if I have understood it well), you are looking for a pipeline with 3 main steps:
- the user should be able to download the current state of the proofreading of a book in a file.
- the user should be able to proofread the book offline using only this file.
- the user should be able to send back the file to Wikisource and the result of their work integrated with the current state of the book proofreading in Wikisource.
Is it possible?
Probably. But in order to get a good automated workflow would require quite a lot of work. So it probably won't happen anytime soon if no volunteer developper commits to work on it.