User:Highway Route Marker Bot

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Bot This user account is a bot operated by Svgalbertian (talk). It is flagged as a bot.

It is not a sock puppet, but rather an automated or semi-automated account for making repetitive edits that would be extremely tedious to do manually.
Administrators: if this bot is malfunctioning or causing harm, please block it.


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Function[edit]

This bot can edit text in SVG images, to output a sequence of similar images. It then converts the fonts used in the SVG to a path, thereby removing any necessary font support issues. Finally the bot uploads the image to Commons along with a custom description.

This bot is very useful for creating highway route markers, which would otherwise be a tedious task. This bot fully supports the Roadgeek series of highway sign fonts.

Requests[edit]

Please click here to make a new request. Please make sure the requirements are met before submitting, if you have any questions please message Svgalbertian.

Submitted requests can be viewed at User:Highway Route Marker Bot/Requests.

Requirements[edit]

  • An SVG template
  • Must use free / open source fonts, e.g. Roadgeek
  • Must provide text that has not been converted to outline

Additional details are provided at the top of the request page.

Bot Info[edit]

  • Approved? Yes
  • Automatic or Manually assisted: Manually assisted
  • Programming language(s): Perl (using MediaWiki API module)
  • Source code available: User:Highway Route_Marker Bot/Script
  • Edit period(s): Intermittent
  • Estimated number of pages affected: Bursts of uploads between 10-100 per run
  • Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute): Configurable (default 6 per minute)