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Download option of the Index pages of a book as Odt format
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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

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Restricted Application added subscribers: Zppix, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptJun 12 2016, 3:55 PM

Could you elaborate why this is specifically requesting to support the ODT format, compared to e.g. other formats like RTF or TXT?

Tpt added a subscriber: Tpt.Jun 12 2016, 6:11 PM

The Wsexport tool [1] may do the work as it supports the RTF format. But it's done to work with the main namespace.

[1] http://tools.wmflabs.org/wsexport/tool/book.php?format=rtf

To do proofread well, original image is needed as in the Wikisource proof read pages. In outreach, We are also insisting the usage of FREEDOM softwares.

To do proofread well, original image is needed as in the Wikisource proof read pages. In outreach, We are also insisting the usage of FREEDOM softwares.

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. :)

Kindly suggest any other format other than ODT which includes image in one side, text in another side as a proofread page. I think TXT, RTF are not suitable for this task. Because, we need both the source image and its text.

Tpt added a comment.Jun 13 2016, 4:17 PM

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.

Exactly as your summary. Thanks indeed. Is it possible?

Tpt added a comment.EditedJun 13 2016, 5:23 PM

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.

the user should be able to download the current state of the proofreading of a book in a file Is it possible to implement this option alone in ta.wikisource.