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It should be possible select (and copy) text in Image Description field, in Add Image Caption and Image Preview screens
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Description

Description

As a mobile Wikipedia app user
I want to be able to select and copy image description field (value) to Android clipboard
So that I can use its copied content when translating it to other languages, adding tags etc.

Steps to reproduce

  1. Open official Wikipedia mobile app for Android
  2. Open any article having title image that doesn't have image caption in your current language
  3. Tap + Add Image Caption link
  4. Long-press Image description field (top part of the screen)

Expected results

User is able to select part or whole of the Image description's text.

Actual results

User is not able to select Image description's text. Image details section (bottom part of screen) is unfolded instead.

Screenshots

imgdesc1.png (1×720 px, 99 KB)

imgdesc2.png (1×720 px, 258 KB)

Product Notes
As to not deal with issues off copyright, we will enable copying image descriptions when a user is adding a caption for descriptions of 50 characters or less (about 10 words).

Notes to Tester
@ABorbaWMF please verify that you can copy descriptions 50 characters or less and that long descriptions are not able to be copied

Event Timeline

trejder renamed this task from Image description able to be selected and copied to It should be possible select (and copy) text in Image Description field, in Add Image Caption and Image Preview screens.Apr 30 2023, 4:30 PM
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@JTannerWMF The question probably as stupid as it can be, but... do we have any copyrighted content in Wikipedia at all? Doesn't this violate the very core of the "the free encyclopedia" idea?

I would be surprised a little bit, if we would have copyrighted images itself in Wiki. But... a copyrighted image description?

Can you even copyright a description in the outside world, outside Wikipedia? How do you then (as a user) tell the difference between copyrighted and not copyrighted image description? How do you (as a copyright owner) denote that a particular image description is copyrighted?

What am I missing here?