You are welcome to start a new translation in a different location, but the current text is linked from the source file by a different translator. Replacing the text we have (at that location) will mix two different translations. It would be better to start a new copy in a new location. --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:29, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Perhaps at Faust (Goethe, Kaufmann). --EncycloPetey (talk) 21:30, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Apologies for the error. New to wikisource. Saw that Faust was mostly empty, and thought I'd help. I'll move to a new page.


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Again, welcome! Outlier59 (talk) 17:14, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Index:Report on Manufactures (Hamilton).djvuEdit

Hi, Packer! I looked at a few pages you've recently proofread, and it looks like you're making nice progress! I validated Page:Report on Manufactures (Hamilton).djvu/11. You can check the edit history diff to see what I changed. The small-cap (sc) section heading can be hard to spot until you get used to watching for that. As far as removing unnecessary invisible blanks, if you have "Clean up OCR" in your edit tools (left sidebar), it will remove these automatically. Nice tool! If you haven't noticed the "Show Preview" and "Show Changes" buttons on the bottom of your edit screen, they're very useful. You can see how the text will look, and what you're changing, before you save it. Before you go further on this project, you might want to look at the page heading to see if it looks like all caps (normal size) or small-caps. I didn't change the page heading on Page 11, but it looks like small-caps to me. Billinghurst has validated some of your pages. Don't hesitate to ask questions! Another great way to learn how to do things here is to browse through the "Validated" category. Use search term "Category:Validated". They're not all perfect, but if you click the edit tab on a page, you can see how they're formatted (then back out of editing). Good luck and happy editing! Outlier59 (talk) 01:37, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

@Outlier59 Thank you! I'm new to this edit-specific wikisource stuff, and I'd always love to learn more. I'll look into the small caps stuff, but is there any place where formatting information like that can be found. I want to learn it, but it's hard to find. Thank you Packer1028 (talk) 02:11, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

ALL this "wikisource stuff" is incredibly confusing -- at least, in my experience. I came here to proofread. My technical knowledge is spotty at best. I started by working on a few books as well as I could. But the technical complexities and often incomprehensible discussions I read made me less interested in participating here. That said, I happen to like proofreading texts for the general public. :) So I'm still doing it, for now. I'm still a "newbie" here in Wikisource, learning a bit as I go along. So I'm a bit like an older sibling trying to help a you as a younger sibling understand how to write cursive script. Am I the "best" teacher? Probably not...
Try Billinghurst. --Outlier59 (talk) 00:44, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Apologies if it seems confusing, it is just the initial learning phase and we have no expectation that you know it, nor that you pick it up quickly. In short don't sweat the peculiarities/particularities, if you concentrate on correcting the text and updating page status, that is magic.

Some of our style is due to our need to outfox mediawiki, sometimes due to other matters that we have perfected over time. We patrol all new edits to align with style, so feel free continue as you are, and to note where we do some mods. All is well, enjoy your editing! :-) — billinghurst sDrewth 12:15, 21 June 2016 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: I finished the initial transcription proofread of the document, but Hamilton's Report on Manufactures doesn't end at page 60. What should I do? Packer1028 (talk) 02:27, 22 June 2016 (UTC)
Check out Index talk:Report on Manufactures (Hamilton).djvu. Apparently he's asking user:Spangineer for information about this. -- Outlier59 (talk) 00:54, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
The last two pages are there now – sorry for the trouble! Spangineer (háblame) 20:07, 24 June 2016 (UTC)


To your question, it means no operation and we use it as a placeholder at the end of a Page: ns page where the paragraph terminates at the end of the page. The wiki software will swallow a terminating carriage return, and this stops it from happening, and thus it allows the new paragraph on the new page to be a new paragraph, rather than run on. There is explanation at the template, and mentions at

Hope that helps. — billinghurst sDrewth 23:33, 19 June 2016 (UTC)