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Meant to say thanks for updating that subpage - I've got the dates for the {{Burmese elections}} and will hopefully finish them off today. Number 57 09:24, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Also managed to complete {{Jordanian elections}} and got the years for {{Indonesian elections}} - I have a source for the rough results for the latter too (see p68). Number 57 16:49, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
OK, can you please add the sources and a message that the template is believed to be complete on their talk page?--Antemister (talk) 18:10, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
On the talk page of the template, or on User:Number 57/Elections and referendums? Number 57 21:59, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
One the talk page of the templates, where the normal reader will post questions about the data.--Antemister (talk) 22:05, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Coat of arms of the Central African Republic - Empire[edit]

I think you need to explain why the normal conventions concerning "arms of sovereignty" or "arms of dominion" would not apply (especially since Bokassa was so closely imitating all things connected with traditional European royalty) -- though "arms of sovereignty" actually appear outside Europe (e.g. Japan). AnonMoos (talk) 22:22, 26 February 2012 (UTC)

Liechtenstein elections[edit]

Just a quick question - you noted there were elections every 3 years after 1862 - if this is the case, there was an election in 1916, and then the first one we have an article for was only two years later in 1918? Just want to be sure before I add the dates to the template. Cheers, Number 57 20:29, 27 February 2012 (UTC)

Actually in the Nohlen book I have it says that in 1878 the Landtag's term was reduced to four years. However, if elections were every three years after 1862, there was no election that year (there may have been one in 1877). If there was an early election that year, then elections every four years, that fits to the 1918 elections. Hmmm. Number 57 21:57, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
(edit conflict)This seems to be at least logical to me, as there were major changes in the governmental system from 1918 on, see your own article Liechtenstein referendum, 1919. As Liechtenstein is a minor country, it should also be no problem to write an email to the Landtag to ask if the date is correct.--Antemister (talk) 22:00, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
A good chance to practice my German, unless you have already done so? Number 57 22:31, 27 February 2012 (UTC)
No, no, I did not, was just a suggestion...--Antemister (talk) 22:39, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

File:Countries with multiple capitals map.PNG[edit]

Hallo Antemister. This map[3] needs some changes: The countries whit more than one capital at present (in red), need to add Swaziland. In the countries whit more than one capital in the past (in light red) need to add China, Germany and Libya, and would have to change Philippines and the former Serbia and Montenegro. Thanks and regards. MauriManya (talk) 13:51, 29 February 2012 (UTC)

Hm, I have nothing to do with that map. In theory i would be able to do that in low quality, but that's a job for the illustartion workshop.--Antemister (talk) 22:39, 29 February 2012 (UTC)
Then; where would that lead me to enable to update it? MauriManya (talk) 14:05, 1 March 2012 (UTC)
Wikipedia:Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop--Antemister (talk) 21:05, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Inchi ya Katanga[edit]

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Statesman's Yearbook[edit]


I've uploaded the files that you requested here. Please let me know when you've downloaded successfully and I'll remove the link. GabrielF (talk) 15:38, 5 May 2012 (UTC)


It seems that I have access the problem is its not one document but many tabs that describe history,economic and etc. so what exactly do you want?--Shrike (talk) 11:42, 6 May 2012 (UTC)


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Elections work[edit]

Sorry I haven't been around much lately - have some personal issues to deal with at the moment, so not really able to give this my full attention. I've seen that you've been doing a lot of work though - very impressive. I hope I'll be able to start again properly in a couple of weeks' time - apologies for the delay. Is there somewhere where I can access all the historic SYBs? Number 57 13:41, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

You find the SYBs here. User:GabrielF has access.--Antemister (talk) 14:17, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
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Number57 told me about you in creating past elections. I was wondering if you would like to work together on any of theseLihaas (talk) 22:19, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

My key interest is at the moment to complete the templates. The rules of the German WP on such templates is rather strict, those are only allowed if they are "complete", there must not be any gaps in them. By the way, there was no "Bayerische Sowjetische Republik", as "Soviet" is a russian word. It was called the "Bayerische Räterepublik", as "Rat" is the german word for "soviet".--Antemister (talk) 19:57, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

statesman's yearbook batch 2[edit]

Here's the second batch of SYB files: [4]. See Italy for 1925 Libya. I didn't see any maps listed for 1935 and I got a server error when I tried to load the 1927 Arabia map. GabrielF (talk) 04:04, 8 May 2012 (UTC)

south arabia map[edit]

Unfortunately the maps for the 1965/1966 edition of the Statesman's Yearbook don't show up in the index to the online archive. I've emailed Palgrave to ask how I can access the map. GabrielF (talk) 23:22, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

Liechtenstein constitutional referendum, 2012[edit]

Is there any chance you could provide a translation of the changes proposed to articles 66 and 112 of the constitution (text here)? My German isn't quite up to it, and an editor keeps plastering a "vague" tag on the article in reference to the changes to those articles. Thanks! Number 57 20:18, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

It is hard for me to translate parts of a constitution, but the üurpose of that referendum is rather easy: The prince had (and has, of course) an absolute veto power against new laws. The draft wanted to remove the veto power for laws approved by a referendum.--Antemister (talk) 18:33, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

RE: Indian satates[edit]

im willing to create them (over time ofcourse), but would you be willing to help along the way?Lihaas (talk) 10:58, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Natal Legislature[edit]

Dear Antemister, unfortunately I will not be of much help on the subject of the old Natal Legislature.

I wish I knew more of this but my areas of historical knowledge are only the figures and institutions of the old Cape liberal tradition. I am sure that there are histories and maybe even the full texts archived online on the Natal parliament, but I would not be confident enough of my knowledge to write on the topic. Abu Shawka (talk) 07:23, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

User:Number 57/Elections and referendums[edit]

I've sectioned it out - maybe this will be easier to read and tick things off! I haven't ticked all the complete ones yet though, so please add where you think we're done. Cheers, Number 57 15:25, 24 August 2012 (UTC)

Election Project[edit]

Hi. What is the project about? What help do you need exactly? --E4024 (talk) 19:34, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Well, we want to complete some 250 Category:Election and referendum year templates, meaning that we want to find out the dates (and, if ever possible some results) 1) What kind of help we especcially need at the moment? A person having access to a British academic library, who can find out elections dates of minor/former British dependencies, and someone speaking spanish who can find out the elections dates in the 19th century Latin America, using [5]. If you do not fulfill that requirements? Anyway, read through User:Number 57/Elections and referendums, tell us about sources, possible gaps or mistakes in the templates.--Antemister (talk) 20:13, 29 August 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, not very interested really. It is an ambitious project and wish you success. Whenever you have a text, in the scope of social sciences, in Spanish or Turkish and need help to understand/translate please ask me. (I also added a few words to the Election Project, Turkey page.) All the best and hasta la vista. --E4024 (talk) 20:28, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

By the way, I found this website today, and it's got quite a few useful bits in it (so far I've found the missing months of the 1870 elections in Belgium). Number 57 15:38, 30 August 2012 (UTC)

South Arabia map[edit]

Hi Antemister,

I've emailed you a link to the South Arabia map. I'm happy to report that Palgrave did upload it although they never replied to my email about the issue. I'll try to get the rest of the SYB stuff to you this week.

Best, GabrielF (talk) 04:47, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

I've sent you an email with links to the requested maps. GabrielF (talk) 05:34, 16 October 2012 (UTC)

!بوتون دونيا ئولكەلريڭ يوقسوللارى بيرلەشڭز The Arabic script you requested[edit]

!بوتون دونيا ئولكەلريڭ يوقسوللارى بيرلەشڭز
Бүтүн дүня өлкәләрин ёхсуллары бирләшиниз!
Bütün dünya ölkələrin yoxsulları birläşiniz!
aller    Welt   Regionen Proletarier, vereinigt euch!
all       world   regions' proletarians unite! (←literal word-by-word translation)
Hope this helps. :) Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 03:09, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

Nota bene: I looked up the 1920s version of the Soviet Union emblem, and that language is not Tatar, it's Azerbaijani. Anyhow, my transcription of the Arabic script from the emblem is accurate. Johanna-Hypatia (talk) 16:38, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

Tangnu Tuva-yin arad-un qubisγal-tu nam[edit]

See [6]. --Stacey Doljack Borsody (talk) 03:13, 28 October 2012 (UTC)

re: Yugoslav copyright law[edit]


Are you sure this is what you're looking for? The catalog description[7] says it contains "Yugoslav law on amendments and supplements to the 1978 law on copyright (4/90)" rather than the 1978 law itself. GabrielF (talk) 22:59, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Tuvan Emblem[edit]

See User_talk:Sborsody#Tuvan_Emblem --Stacey Doljack Borsody (talk) 19:32, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

Re: Oceana Law[edit]

I'm out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday but I will check on Monday. GabrielF (talk) 03:54, 23 November 2012 (UTC)


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Logo of Central African Airways[edit]

Hi Antemister, I think there are two problems with the CAA logo User:MDragunov uploaded on your request. First, there is no proper source given. Where exactly did you copy this image from? The link you gave is not sufficient to solve that question, so please add the correct one. Then, here you will find a discussion about which color the official CAA logo had. In my opinion, there is no reference that it was dark blue (if you have a deeper insight, please comment on that matter), so that it might look like a good idea to keep the neutral black one. Best regards --FoxyOrange (talk) 11:04, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

I think the issue is solved, isn't it?--Antemister (talk) 22:05, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

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Sindh flag[edit]

You requested some graphic work here and asked to be contacted on email. I'm pretty new to this so I couldn't find any email to you. Please explain for me how to find it and in some way send me the file and I will look at it before I tell you if I can do it, thanks. Goran tek-en (talk) 19:14, 29 November 2013 (UTC)

In the menu on the right, click on "Tools" and then on "Email this user". But for this request, I already emailed the image to another user, and one should avoid double work. But are interested in improving the Flag of Sikkim, were I also have a high-quality version?--Antemister (talk) 22:10, 29 November 2013 (UTC)
OK and thanks for info. I have looked at Flag of Sikkim but all flags there are svg. Which one do you want improved? --Goran tek-en (talk) 23:30, 7 December 2013 (UTC)
I know any of these flags are SVG, but they were drawn using an inappropriate source. That means that the depiction of the ornaments at the fringes is very inaccurate. I do have a source from an vexilogical journal which has a high resolution image. It ist about these to flags:
Reconstruction of the Sikkimese flag from c. 1914 to 1962 
Reconstruction of the Sikkimese flag 1962 to 1967 

Besides that, WP lacks a depiction of the royal flag. The only difference between the national flags is the fact the the fringe covers also the left sife.--Antemister (talk) 12:06, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Let us start with these two flags
Reconstruction of the Sikkimese flag from c. 1914 to 1962 
Reconstruction of the Sikkimese flag 1962 to 1967 
and then you have to send me the high resolution you have and I will look at it. --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:19, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Sent you an eMail.--Antemister (talk) 12:37, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

You would have to tell me what to use in that pdf. I do graphic work but I need you to give me the exact needed info. I can't search thru pages and several illustrations and hopefully find the right ones. So please tell me which ones you say is correct, hope you understand. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:31, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
OK, I explain. If you do not have background knowledge and do not understand any romance languages, it might be a problem to use the pdf. The main source is the colored last page, of course. The large image on the top is the royal flag, in use from 1877 to 1975, which we not not have here on Commons. The flag below on the right the 1914-1962 one - source for File:Flag of Sikkim (1914-1962).svg (proportion 7/9). The flag on the left is the 1877-1914 one - source for File:Flag of Sikkim (1877-1914; 1962-1967).svg (proportion 7/11), because the 1877 one was restored in 1962. There are some contradictorily information on the question if the 1962 version is really exactly the same as the 1877 one, but as there was no mass manufacturing of one official depiction, we can use the same flags for 1877-1914 and 1962-1967. Page 3 of the PDF maybe helpful for drawing the ornament. If you have other question, please ask, as the topic is really difficult.--Antemister (talk) 15:45, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
I have started now but I would like you to have a look at this so far test sikkim and tell me if this is about what you want.
It's hard to know as it not a subject I have any knowledge about. You could of course do even more on the different symbols within the flag but it takes quite some time, all of this. So let me know what you think before I can continue with the work. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:00, 12 December 2013 (UTC)
You really do not need to redraw any of the difficult structures there. It most cases, a smoothening to those rather angualar ribbons hard will suffice. There was no exact specification of the flag, so an trying to redraw any tiny structure will not create a more accurate image. Anyway, the most important issue is the fringe - and that looks great now!
Now there is the two flags for you to look at;
You gave me the ratios before and the 1962-1967 flag was 0,8 instead of 0,64 so I changed it to what this Flag_of_Sikkim_(1962-1967).png was and it became 0,67.
Look at the to flags and give me feedback. Also think about if they should be upploaded as versions or new files, names and categories for them. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:17, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Really excellent drawing of the fringe! Concerning the structures inside: The 1877 and the royal flag have partly different ones than the 1914 one, but here, both ones show the 1914 variants. This is some thing that should be corrected, too.--Antemister (talk) 22:59, 16 December 2013 (UTC)

Then the svg flags we started out with must be wrong. I assumed they had the right interior work as you just talked about the the fringes. I will look at it and also start on the royal flag, so tell me if there is something special about that. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:35, 17 December 2013 (UTC)
Check out this new one 1962-1967 and let me know. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:24, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Well done! The main problem of the flags were the fringes, but also the interior was very accurate, as the uploader did not have a proper source. Now it looks much better. At the moment, I see only two slight differences between the source and your version: 1) the tructure inside the wheel, and the color of the green border inside the fringe, which should have the same color shade as the green structures.--Antemister (talk) 23:00, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

I corrected what you mentioned.
Have a look at the royal
- I need you to tell me if you want me to upload as versions or new images for the to first ones and in what names?
- For the royal I need a name and if there should be some other categories as well? --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:11, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Upload them as new versions to the old ones, and the appropriate name is Royal flag of Sikkim.svg--Antemister (talk) 22:58, 18 December 2013 (UTC)
Now they are uploaded of Sikkim (1877-1914; 1962-1967).svg
I have made changed to the interior of 1914-1962 also as it didn't look like the material you sent me.
I do need you to send me the link from where the pdf came so I can add that to the images. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:54, 19 December 2013 (UTC) Well done, now there are really accurate vector files of these images! No, I cannot send you a link. I received that article from Mr. Fabretto after a direct request. Add as source:

  • Mario Fabretto: La simbologia buddista nelle bandiere del Sikkim. In: Vexilla Italica. Band 61 Nr. 2, 2006.

Then please replace the CC-license template by {{PD-India}}, as the files are more than 60 years. Two minor issues remain: 1) In case it is possible, use black instead of grey for the wheel and the structure, as in the source. 2) For the Royal and the 1877 flag, one spoke ist missing in the wheel.--Antemister (talk) 22:14, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry for that, my mistake. I have changed some colors but I don't agree that it should be plain black, but I have made some darker. Black is all to hard and it's not possible to bu sure from that pdf. I hope I got it right now but just tell me if something is wrong. When you work with details like that and for a period of time you sometimes loose the overall view, so it's good that one is not alone. Thanks for your help, --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:51, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

OK, black is the standard color for contours. Black seems to be to dark for the little structures, but appriote for the wheel. In the early versions, its substructure was rather invisible for if you did not zoom in (now the situation is at least improved). But I am not an expert for that issue. In any case, you should use the same color as in File:Flag of Sikkim monarchy.svg, looks better in a gallery.--Antemister (talk) 13:14, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Where is black a standard for contours?
If you wanted me to follow another image color scheme you should have informed me on that from the beginning, it would have saved me A LOT of time. It's very important for people who make a request to provide all the information one needs to complete the task. It's impossible for us to have knowledge of all the different subjects, we have to help each other. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:01, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

No, it's not about "another color scheme". Using grey for the contours of the structures is a good idea, do not change that. But I assume that if using black as contours of the wheel, the visibility of its structure will be improved (assume that, as I have not seen it). But if you want to keep grey here, you should also change the countours in File:Flag of Sikkim monarchy.svg to grey. In case of such an complicated image, it is hard to know any details in advance. One has to see draft versions, and then suggest changes to them. In fact, you do not need to change any color sheme, but only the color of contours.--Antemister (talk) 18:19, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

I will show you a draft but first for this image File:Flag of Sikkim monarchy.svg. Is the spokes supposed to be the same shape as the other ones I did? I can also see some other things which could be improved. Do you have any source for that? --Goran tek-en (talk) 21:36, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

The Vexilla Italica does have also an image of this flag, which shows a different wheel.--Antemister (talk) 13:40, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

‎ Antemister (talk | contribs)‎ . .

Look at a draft here. You wrote "Vexilla Italica" but there were no link so I didn't understand that. When you show a thumb image like that in an article it's impossible to see all the details even if the contours are in black. In that case you have to show a larger png version to achieve that.
When I work on an illustration like that I try to think of how it could have looked in original and what looks probable regarding that. That is really difficult because you have no idea of what was possible to make back then and what was acceptable. So I try to make it look good, and to me black as contour is way to hard compared with the other colors. Give me feedback. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:35, 22 December 2013 (UTC)≠

Vexilla Italica is the journal were the article I sent you was published. Once again you've drawn a very good rendition of the image, upload it. The problem is here the fact that you cannot draw a perfect image, as the article also does have only reconstructions. But you have made what was possible from that circumstances. From my point of view, the task is completed - hope I can come once again to you if I have such a request.--Antemister (talk) 21:26, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

You are welcome any time. --Goran tek-en (talk) 22:02, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

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Re: rare Vietnam flags book translation[edit]

Hi Antemister! I'll be free in a few days from now so i'll try to see if i can translate the book's sections for you, however i cannot guarantee that i can because i have several new articles, some of which i created, which are lining up for me to complete :P But if i can't translate for you, i'll show you some other Vietnamese English wiki editors that can translate for you. Sorry for the late reply, i have to complete work-related things which prevent me from spending time on Wiki. I'll reply to you soon. Nguyễn Quốc Việt (talk) 07:04, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Hi again. Can you please send me the files? I've also contacted several other Vietnamese editors to help, in case if my work schedule limits my ability to contribute much on Wikipedia. Good thing you don't live in North America, weather was horrible the past 3 weeks and we had to put up with breaking ice bone-deep extreme cold temperatures :P Nguyễn Quốc Việt (talk) 11:15, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
Just received your message, hmm we're both thinking the same thing at the same time Nguyễn Quốc Việt (talk) 11:18, 6 January 2014 (UTC)
User:Nguyễn Quốc Việt, sorry for me translating this is just too time consuming, sorry. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:29, 13 January 2014 (UTC)
Its not about a translation of the book (I do have one) but only about filling Template:Citation correctly...--Antemister (talk) 22:19, 13 January 2014 (UTC)

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Governadorat de Qena [edit]

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Age of Empires flags on request[edit]

Hi, I've tried my best and added the svgs into the page: de:Age of Empires III#Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs Please give feedback on my talk page. Sn1pe! (talk)(edits) 22:46, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Well done! But why did you upload them again to the german WP, as an user of the english one? What you still can do is a removing of the grey shade that covers all the colors, and not only the white areas, where you already removed it. As I am not a graphist, I don't know if this is easily possible...--Antemister (talk) 21:56, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
I uploaded to because I wasn't 100% sure if they were eligible for wikimedia commons. I will try my best to lighten up the colors Sn1pe! (talk)(edits) 03:07, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry about the late response, but I finally got around to lightening up the colors. Could you check them out to see if they're ok? Thanks. Sn1pe! (talk)(edits) 23:37, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Italian economics article[edit]


I tried to get a scan of the article from the depository but they said they couldn't find the article as cited. Sorry. GabrielF (talk) 17:31, 14 May 2014 (UTC)

@GabrielF, OK, was not improbable, anyway, thanks for your work.--Antemister (talk) 15:05, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

Global replace[edit]

Please don't use global replace without checking. It is replacing the image on archives and talkpages etc. Regards, CMD (talk) 14:56, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

A bug of that tool, not solved at the moment...--Antemister (talk) 15:02, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Ah. Is that a necessary result of using the tool then? No way around it? I've never done it myself. CMD (talk) 15:03, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
That it might be a bug of the tool is not an excuse for poor Wiki etiquette and editing against our principles and guidelines. It's generally considered unacceptable to change archived discussions. Nor should you edit the posts of others and yet you have done both. Ultimately, you are responsible for any edits you make using tools, whether it's the fault of the tool or not. When using any tool you should make sure that you have not made inappropriate edits. If the tool has, then you should fix the errors. It also pays to check pages before editing them. Several of the pages that you changed were recently and inappropriately changed by another editor, whose edits also had to be reverted and the pages should not have been changed again. --AussieLegend () 15:19, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Earlier versions of it did have that option, but it did not work properly. That issue waits for being solved...--Antemister (talk) 15:23, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Best not to use it until that's fixed then. CMD (talk) 15:27, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. --AussieLegend () 15:33, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

SVG global replacements[edit]

Did you notice you actually replaced an SVG with a PNG with these edits? SiBr4 (talk) 15:45, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

:-(Will require some more edits...--Antemister (talk) 19:53, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Flag of Northamptonshire Request[edit]

Hi! If you are happy with the result of your request at the Illustration Workshop, could you please mark it as resolved? Thanks. MjolnirPants Tell me all about it. 14:18, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Flag of Khmer Rouge[edit]

Hi Antemister. Thank you for your correction in the Russian Wikipedia (the Khmer Rouge flag image), but in fact the insertion of a new image with the previous caption retained created a mismatch between the image and the caption, so I had to correct it once I noticed. The black-red flag with a white cross that you removed was known to be used once and only once, and namely on the footage of Khmer Rouge troups entering Phnom Penh in April 1975, while there are no other known examples of its use - this is exactly what the caption in Russian said. I saw comments that the flag actually belonged not to Khmer Rouge but to a different faction that was shortly eliminated by them ( --Dmitri Lytov (talk) 17:40, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

I know the background. The flag you described belonged to the MONATIO, but is often attributed to the Khmer Rouge by contemporary journalists, an information that was not corrected later.--Antemister (talk) 20:06, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Election years[edit]

Hello Antemister. I have finally got round to registering as a reader at the British Library, and visited for the first time today (I recently started a job near the Library, so I can go after work quite easily). I have updated the Bahamas section of our previous work (now at Wikipedia:WikiProject Elections and Referendums/Elections and referendums), and will try and go through the list and get the books you highlighted as potential sources. If you have any others you want me to look at, add the to the page. Cheers, Number 57 20:29, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Really, I did not forget that project. During the summer 2013 I had few oppurtunities to contribute here (but I continued to collect some data occasionally) because of working in a rural area without far away from university libraries, and since then I did not have the motivation to restart (mostly because of a chronic lack of time). But I hope to do so during the next weeks, just a few days ago I borrowed once again a book (on Ecuador).--Antemister (talk) 20:33, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
Especially Bermuda: I do have a nearly complete set of data for that Island!--Antemister (talk) 20:55, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
And practically the whole british Caribbean. Please avoid dauble work.--Antemister (talk) 20:57, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
OK, I will hold off on doing any more work on that part of the world for the meantime! Number 57 21:09, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

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DPRK military flag characters[edit]

Hi, thanks for the opportunity to work on the DPRK military flags. When pulling up a high-resolution source it appears we have the incorrect characters for the bottom of the flag, as sourced from Flags of the World. It currently reads:

인민의 자유와 해방을 위하여

I see the first two characters in the third grouping are not the same, and should instead be:

인민의 자유와 행복을 위하여

Google Translate tells me the first version reads "for the freedom and liberation of the people", whereas the proposed version changes that to "for the freedom and happiness of the people." Unfortunately, the flags are hung in such a way to obscure the first half of the phrase, and I am unable to confirm the rest. I will update the images accordingly.

Also, FotW states the naval ensign should have a fouled anchor (anchor with entwined rope) atop the emblem, but the picture does not indicate this clearly. An alternate source (possibly from the same media event?) indicates there is indeed a fouled anchor. The text at the top of the flag also appears to be blue-colored in this picture, so I'll update the naval ensign image.

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Anthem of East Turkestan[edit]

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Hi. the graphs you did on this revision look incomplete? the color codes are missing. i would fill them in but i'm not sure of the info. thanks --Jennica / talk 00:43, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

What kind of color codes are missing? They are included? Or you you meand the fact that no color codes can be found in the graphic files itself. That of courses correct, you're invited to add them (I have virtually no abilities in graphics, I just took a screenshot). Gapminder still lacks an export function, although the new version uploaded some days ago (after I created the images) at least has a still not working button for it.--Antemister (talk) 13:56, 21 January 2017 (UTC)