Commons:Bots/Requests/Marnanel bot

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The sort of file that this bot would be uploading. There are about 128 of them to do.

Operator: Marnanel (talk)

Bot's tasks for which permission is being sought:

This bot will be used to upload images, specifically for glyphs of spelling-reform alphabets.

Automatic or manually assisted:

It is automatic, but runs supervised.

Edit type (e.g. Continuous, daily, one time run):

One time run.

Maximum edit rate (eg edits per minute):

One per minute.

Bot flag requested: (Y/N):


Programming language(s):


Marnanel (talk) 01:59, 28 December 2010 (UTC)


From the batch uploading page

An existing bitmap of the Shavian letter "Air"

This is a request to upload a set of 128 SVGs of letters from two constructed scripts used for English spelling reform, so that they can be used in character tables on the pages about these two scripts. The scripts are Shavian and Deseret; they exist in both Unicode and ISO 15924. The Shavian letters already exist on Commons as low-resolution bitmaps, one of which is shown to the right: these will be superseded by the SVGs. The zipfile contains all 128 SVGs, and also 128 corresponding text files which contain the descriptions of each image, including their Unicode codepoints. If it's not easy to set the descriptions, it would be perfectly good just to upload the SVGs, and I'll set the descriptions myself. The name of each file is the name I would expect it to have on Commons.

The file is .

It contains 48 Shavian letters (Shavian is a caseless script), 40 lowercase Deseret letters, and 40 uppercase Deseret letters, for a total of 128 letters.

You can see the individual letters in this directory:

Please let me know if I can be of any other assistance. Thank you for your help. Marnanel (talk) 01:35, 28 December 2010 (UTC) End of copy and paste. Multichill (talk) 07:49, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Could you add {{Information}} to your uploads? In the other_versions field you could link to the old version if that's not too difficult. Multichill (talk) 07:50, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Certainly: I'll add that. Marnanel (talk) 13:43, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Please make a test run. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:07, 28 December 2010 (UTC)
Done: File:Shavian_Kick.svg was uploaded by the bot. Is that good, or should I do some more? Marnanel (talk) 01:00, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
It's definitely has problem with missing description and license. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:37, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Indeed so. Is File:Shavian_Gag.svg better? Marnanel (talk) 16:21, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
I'd like to repeat request to use {{Information}} and {{en}} for description text. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:51, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Is File:Shavian_Age.svg an improvement? Marnanel (talk) 19:32, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Yeah, it is. Please add some newlines like this edit. That's \n in python. Multichill (talk) 21:01, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
How's this? File:Shavian_Oak.svg Marnanel (talk) 21:23, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

Two more thoughts:

  1. I am going through and cleaning up the images which the bot uploaded in test runs by hand, in case anyone is still following those links.
  2. I wish to add to my request. I would also like to use this bot, when the images are uploaded, to go through all the old bitmap images and add {{Vector version available}} to each. Would that be acceptable? Marnanel (talk) 15:03, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
Test run for such use: [1]. Marnanel (talk) 15:45, 31 December 2010 (UTC)
Does anyone have further thoughts on this? Marnanel (talk) 11:28, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Looks to me like the concerns have been addressed and this is ready for approval. No objections here. ++Lar: t/c 18:16, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you. Does anyone have any other thoughts? Marnanel (talk) 20:00, 12 January 2011 (UTC)
✓  Done There being no further objections, the bot flag has been set and this will be archived as approved soon. ++Lar: t/c 02:06, 16 January 2011 (UTC)