|J'Accuse...! was the featured text for April 2009 (discussion). It was considered among the most complete works available on Wikisource.|
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|Contributor(s):||Initially translated by Yann|
- Yes, please do. Yann (talk) 11:36, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
I had some questions and comments on this page, I didn't get around to posting them before it was promoted. Move them to a better place if there is one, I don't have any major objections to this welcome translation.
- Is there an accompanying page to the cover image?
- Should we have these external links in the text?
- The name of the President in the header's note, perhaps other links could be.
- I can see why people might be linked, but I would shorten or note the piped link "the solemn triumph of our World Fair".
- The line in the translation "First, the truth about the lawsuit ..." then links Trial and conviction of Alfred Dreyfus, an unreferenced article.
- Is the article J'accuse linked from this page?
I generally only link wikisource documents and authors cited in the text, I think it risks duplication or editorialising to do otherwise. It can also be disorientating to the user to find links in a 'source', unless the document uses that reference. Cygnis insignis (talk) 17:02, 4 April 2009 (UTC)
two-page scan edit
An account made diff, which I reverted; it was adding the two-up image, at right. This is a good version, but the right half is unrelated content, and it is not the image that the translation was based on. It could be useful for any further typo hunting ;) Cheers, Jack Merridew 19:40, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
I've self-reverted after cygnis insignis's explanation on my talk: User talk:Jack Merridew#J'accuse. I hide now ;) (after visiting) user's talk, too). Cheers, Jack Merridew 21:55, 19 January 2011 (UTC)
- Sorry for the confusion, I should have written a clearer edit summary for that diff :-) Just to summarize here for others: the left half of the scan holds the first 3/4 of the letter and the right half has the last quarter (starting from "...in defeat of law and simple probity"), and then, also, unrelated content. The prior image was a Featured image in two wikipedias, but only had one half; while this one I added is a Valued image in Commons because it has both halves and better resolution (x10 pixels). Thanks for the quick reversion, Jack, and I apologise again. --Cmontero (talk) 03:25, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
"therefore" vs. asterism edit
The text currently makes use of the mathematical "therefore" symbol (∴) to represent the use the asterisms used as separators in the original. While superficially similar, it's not the same; so given that Unicode actually has an asterism character (⁂), I'd suggest that that be used instead.
Most complete? edit
Its not slander, its a libel, etc, etc, etc.