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Add a feature to allow searching and importing/copying content from sister projects
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Noé describes it well here.
The TL;DR is, make something ("Insert Quote/Attestation") similar to the Insert Media dialog, which looks for a certain word/sentence on sister projects like Wikisource, Wikiquote etc., allows to select the snippet where the word/sentence was found, and to have it added to the article as an quote/attestation of use with a link to the whole source document.

Was also suggested during Community Wishlist Survey 2017 and ends up with 32 supports vote.

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Elitre created this task.Jul 1 2016, 10:27 AM
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Adding Dan and Erik who may have some thoughts!

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Yes, this would be great, doing a manual search on Wikisource + copy/paste is very awkward.

For inspiration, there's already a gadget called Quiet Quentin which uses Google Books as citation source. But Wikisource/Wikiquote (maybe with bidirectional linking) would make a lot more sense – the content is directly linkable and the full text is always available.

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I'm not sure what the Discovery search team can help with at this point, removing search backlog tag.

Deskana triaged this task as Lowest priority.Oct 16 2017, 12:59 PM
Noe renamed this task from Add something to allow searching and importing content from sister projects to Add a feature to allow searching and copying content from sister projects.Dec 15 2017, 11:27 PM
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@Noe You have just changed the context of the request and I believe that it no longer reflects the initial desire. One would hope that the best solution is directly link and the text as it is at the wiki, ie. a translcusion, or transclusion-like.

If this is a new community desire, then it would be worthwhile linking to that change, as it seems to be your wish rather than the community's.

Billinghurst renamed this task from Add a feature to allow searching and copying content from sister projects to Add a feature to allow searching and importing/copying content from sister projects.Dec 17 2017, 1:42 PM
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@Noe You have just changed the context of the request and I believe that it no longer reflects the initial desire. One would hope that the best solution is directly link and the text as it is at the wiki, ie. a translcusion, or transclusion-like.

If this is a new community desire, then it would be worthwhile linking to that change, as it seems to be your wish rather than the community's.

I have tried to add the original context as this was more than a Wiktionary item. There seems to be a couple of ideas on whether it is a copy/paste or a reference/tranclusion approach. Maybe leave that open for further discussion as both certainly have benefits and downsides.

Noe added a comment.Dec 17 2017, 8:16 PM

I didn't realized I changed the direction of this idea. It was already clear when it was proposed to the Community Wishlist Survey in 2016: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2016_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Categories/Wiktionary#CW2016-R097

In my opinion, there is no need for a transclusion, because texts in Wikisource are stables, but, I agree to let this point open for further discussion.