User talk:Evertype

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New Ireland Wikimedia email list[edit]

Hi Evertype:

I'm pleased to announce that we've started a new Ireland Wikimedian email list, that you can join, at mail:WikimediaIE. For Wikimedians in Ireland and Wikimedians interested in events in Ireland and efforts in Ireland. It's there to to discuss meetups, partnerships with Museums and National Archives, and anything else where Wikipedia and real life intersect :) --Bastique demandez

Merry Newtonmas[edit]

Your feedback is requested[edit]


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Hi Michael,

Do you happen any references about the popularity of the Burmese Zawgyi font and the problems with its encoding? See the talk page there.

Thanks! --Amir E. Aharoni (talk) 17:15, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Apex in Middle Vietnamese[edit]

A breve, acute, and apex all on the same word
A grave (falling tone) atop an apex
An apex on top, horns to the right

Hi, first of all, I want to thank you for getting "B with flourish" into the forthcoming Unicode release. The Vietnamese Wikisource community is working to digitize Alexandre de Rhodes' Dictionarium Annamiticum Lusitanum et Latinum, the first dictionary to make use of that letter, so your contribution in this area is much appreciated.

Recently an editor asked me about some diacritics I had taken for breves. They turned out to be apices by de Rhodes' description. I know no Latin, but this chapter describes the tone marks and accent marks used in de Rhodes' orthography, and the paragraph beginning "Tertium..." seems to emphasize that the apex is distinct from the acute.

At first glance, the paragraph appears to be describing the horn (which also only appears over O and U). Indeed, a 1991 Vietnamese translation calls it dấu lưỡi câu, "fishhook", and the horn is usually called dấu móc, also fishhook. But the rest of the dictionary shows plenty of examples of this apex that look completely different than horns. Instead, they look like lopsided breves, vaguely like U+1DC4 "◌᷄". Compare the headwords "thường" (horns) and "thu᷄ thúc" (apex+accute) and the word "dữ" (tilde; left column, third line from the bottom) on page 787–8 of the dictionary.

As far as I can tell, Unicode doesn't have a separate codepoint for the apex in Latin, because the combining acute is used instead. But the acute and apex apparently coexisted in de Rhodes' orthography. I suppose it's less clear-cut a case than B with flourish, but I was wondering if you might be interested in writing a proposal for it. I'd be happy to help track down more examples in Dictionarium Annamiticum and his other works.

 – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 10:39, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

Here are some examples that show the apex as a diacritic in its own right. For now, we're using U+1DC4 ◌᷄ combining macron-acute to represent the apex in Dictionarium Annamiticum, but of course a proper Unicode character for the apex would be very welcome. – Minh Nguyễn (talk, contribs) 06:50, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

This is not the best place to talk to me about this stuff. Real e-mail please. -- Evertype· 16:22, 22 February 2014 (UTC)

Ken George[edit]

Tha Morgowlez air a-rithist. --MacRùsgail (talk) 12:21, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

User templates for Blissymbols[edit]

I have taken the liberty of creating Category:User zbl and the associated templates Template:User zbl, Template:User zbl-1, Template:User zbl-2, Template:User zbl-3, and Template:User zbl-5. (I did not create any zbl-4 because a visual symbolic language can hardly be said to be spoken at "a near native level".) Since you seem to be WP's resident Bliss expert, maybe you can use them and (quite likely) help me correct my Bliss grammar. Fishal (talk) 13:12, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Clara-in-blunderland-cover-2010.png[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Clara-in-blunderland-cover-2010.png. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:22, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

File:Clara-in-blunderland-cover-2010.png listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Clara-in-blunderland-cover-2010.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you.  — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:57, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Your user name[edit]

Per the user name policy, your user name should not be the name of a/your company. Although you've had this user name for several years, and it doesn't appear to have been an issue yet, I recommend that you consider asking for a rename. I wouldn't require it, personally, but someone may have a considerably stricter interpretation of policy down the road. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:53, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

This issue has been settled, see this discussion, and also note that per Grandfather Rule the user name policy which is relevant is the one of the time the account was created. LiliCharlie (talk) 13:06, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Happy ...[edit]

WikiBirthday! LiliCharlie (talk) 13:00, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

Awwww, thanks. -- Evertype· 11:33, 9 April 2014 (UTC)
Happy 10 years indeed, Michael :) Well done! - Alison 18:04, 9 April 2014 (UTC)

Book covers[edit]

Just a request: if you upload any further free book covers of Evertype books, could you add the OTRS ticket template {{OTRS permission|2014041010004167}} like at File:Clara-in-blunderland-cover-2010.png? This will let future editors know beyond a doubt that you have the right to release said images under a free license; no more MfDs. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:20, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Doesn’t your “request” apply to book covers that have already been uploaded too? LiliCharlie (talk) 09:46, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes, assuming Evertype marks them as free. Why the scare quotes around "request"? I am unaware of any policy requiring Evertype to be the one to add the OTRS ticket; others can do it as well. My request was simply to avoid unnecessary MFDs and the accompanying stress. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:15, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
I'm ok with having them marked as free à la Clara. -- Evertype· 16:34, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
  • So all CC-BY-SA 3.0? I can do it if you want. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:30, 20 April 2014 (UTC)
OK. -- Evertype· 21:45, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

Bewnans Ke[edit]

Thought I'd bring it up in case you haven't seen it, but you've been mentioned at Talk:Bewnans Ke in the context of Ken George.--Cúchullain t/c 20:28, 8 May 2014 (UTC)


Hi, i would like to have your opinion about a discussion which i started here, thank.Kingroyos (talk) 23:08, 27 May 2014 (UTC)