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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

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Request for vectorization - the Coat of Arms of Moravia[edit]

The moravian eagle, oldest preserved color representation of the coat of arms of the Moravian margrave

Article(s): Moravia, Coat of arms of Moravia.

I'm looking for a person willing to vectorize an image file with the Moravian coat of arms, which is used by many sites: Znak Moravy.jpg. The bitmap format is an obstacle to its wider use on the grounds that the SVG format is better (technically). The existing Moravia.svg file used by other articles as SVG is not suitable from the aesthetic point of view (the shape of the Moravian eagle's tail is not adapted to the shield). It is possible that more people would be willing and able to do it, but in the end at least one willing person could answer the call and do the vectorization.--Pavel Fric (talk) 18:18, 1 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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@Pavel Fric: do you have an "official" link to the correct version? Looking at this web page, it appears that the existing SVG is more correct. -- (talk) 13:30, 16 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@: See National symbols of the Czech Republic. 1) The linked picture above represents the combination of the Moravian eagle as depicted in the file (picture) with the state (Czech republic) coat of arms. It is copied from it (cut and pasted into an inappropriate shield shape without being adapted). 2) This is based on the annex to the Law on State Symbols, where the coat of arms is described as "Quarterly, first and fourth gules a lion rampant double-queued argent crowned, armed and langued or (for Bohemia), second quarter azure an eagle displayed chequy gules and argent crowned, armed and langued or (for Moravia), third quarter or, an eagle displayed sable crowned of the first, armed and langued gules, on its breast a crescent trefoiled and a crosslet argent (for Silesia)." It is noticeable that in the appendix (picture) to the law the shape of the tail is adapted to the shape of the 2. field (approximately rectangle) in the shield (French shield), whereas in the picture on the linked page the tail of the eagle is not adapted to the shape of the shield (gothic shield). In the English translation, the "red" colour of the dice is listed before the silver, but in the original of the law (Czech language) the silver comes first in the description, followed by the red: the check (chessboard) is silver-red, in this order. Never mind that the appendix to the law shows the check(ering) red-silver. Finally, this can also be seen in other depictions of the Moravian eagle's form or its descriptions (however, the oldest colour depiction from the 13th century is silver-red). But the point is to have depictions that match the text of the law, because images further shape people's ideas of what something should look like.--Pavel Fric (talk) 12:27, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Any other questions?--Pavel Fric (talk) 13:20, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, real-life stuff is keeping me busy. I encourage other graphists in this workshop to take a look at this. (talk) 13:10, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, I encourage them too. It will be very useful. At the end of November 2022, the user Tschechische Länder took the image (file Znak Moravy.jpg), ran it through an graphic editor, enlarged it several times, renamed it to Coat of arms of Moravia.png, and replaced the original file in the Czech version of the article (Moravská orlice; English version: Coat of arms of Moravia) with the file with a strangely blurred top edge of the shield, saved in PNG format. I would really like to see an SVG file in that place.--Pavel Fric (talk) 13:43, 10 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Pavel Fric: Do you have a link to the officially used coat of arms somewhere in the web? – Doc TaxonTalk 23:48, 17. Jan 2023 (UTC)
@Doc Taxon: Here the SVG file used on Wikipedia with silver-red check(ering): Moravia.svg The color palette used is different from that of the bitmap JPG image. However, the aesthetic shape of the eagle's tail is crucial. The source for the image is Coat of arms of the Czech Republic.svg. See Annex to Act No. 3 of 1993 of the Collection of Acts and Regulations of the Czech National Council on the State Symbols of the Czech Republic here. Artist: Jiří Louda.--Pavel Fric (talk) 14:35, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Pavel Fric: Is the tail of the eagle in the picture above correct? If so, where is a source showing the tail of this rounded shape? – Doc TaxonTalk 00:39, 30. Jan 2023 (UTC)

Ukrainian general staff brigade insignia[edit]

Article(s): 101st Brigade for the Protection of the General Staff

Please make a new SVG file for the insignia of the Ukrainian 101st Brigade for the Protection of the General Staff based on the design of the sleeve insignia and the modern cap badge.
The present file leaves much to be desired and is not representative of what the insignia actually looks like, in contrast to most of our comparable files for other brigades. Images of the present-day sleeve insignia in use can be seen here in full colour and low-visibility variants. (Close-up of the patch here; of the real cap-badge here.) A simplified greyscale design appears on their Facebook here. The existing coat of arms image also lacks the brickwork background. GPinkerton (talk) 18:01, 2 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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@GPinkerton: here you go. (talk) 08:11, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@GPinkerton: Actually, when I look at this flag image, the correct insignia should not include any brick pattern? -- (talk) 17:43, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@: Hi, that looks great! I think a flag from 2014 shouldn't override what we see in the sleeve patches themselves, especially as Ukrainian military heraldry has been revolutionized over the course of the Russo-Ukrainian War. What I was hoping to see was a more simplistic design which would be basically two-dimensional like the sleeve patch shield. Something like File:81 ОАеМБр к.svg or File:1 ОТБр.svg by Inkscape'r. The helmet looks much better now, but I'd like to see a simple shield with flatter rendering of the poleaxes and gauntlet which you have done a great job in vectorizing. GPinkerton (talk) 05:50, 21 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry, real-life stuff is keeping me busy. I encourage other graphists in this workshop to take a look at this. (talk) 13:11, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Perhaps @VileGecko: can be of help? GPinkerton (talk) 16:15, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Alright, I take this patch - it's been on my to-do list for some time. I think I'll be able to complete this sometime within the next week. VileGecko (talk) 16:41, 14 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
✓ Done Here are the full-color and the subdued versions of the patch. VileGecko (talk) 22:46, 17 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Royal Standards of the consorts of the Stuart monarchs[edit]

Article(s): Royal Standard of the United Kingdom and List of United Kingdom flags.

Alright, I know this is a rather tall order, but could someone please create SVG files of all the Royal Standards used by the individual consorts of the various monarchs of the House of Stuart, based on their arms provided above. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 17:29, 25 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 09:33, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Make line art based on this GIF[edit]

Article(s): None

Is it possible to redraw this GIF file as a line art without colour? I am planning to use it for Wikipedia events. Do tell me if such request is possible here. Thank you. --Tofeiku (talk) 12:24, 28 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Do you mean something like this? It's unsuitable for scaling for now, but I want to know if I got the idea. - Gabuxae (talk) 06:13, 8 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

House flag of British Tanker Company[edit]

Article(s): en:British Tanker Company w:BP Shipping

Please add the flags of British Tanker Company. [1]
  1. House flag of British Tanker Company (1915-1927)
  2. House flag of British Tanker Company (1927-1955)
  3. House flag of British Tanker Company (1955-1968 and 1984-1989)
  4. House flag of BP Tanker Company (1968-1984) stay consistent with the logo, ie the dark green color
  5. House flag of BP Tanker Company (1989-2000) stay consistent with the logo, i.e. italics

Swiãtopôłk (talk) 15:19, 2 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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  1. 1 Ok
  2. 2 Red and green are OK, but the lion would get from me #e1ed03, it would be best to recreate the original contours, but if it is impossible, this drawing can be left, only with the added tongue and tail closer to the body. Swiãtopôłk (talk) 22:31, 11 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For #2 at that time the company was anglo-iranian. So, I take elements and colors from Flag of England.svg and Safavid Flag.svg. Orange color is the one for lion on flag for Safavid and Pahlavi dynasties (green and orange colors was taken from the Safavid flag, the lion design was also adapted from this same flag). If you look at the logo Bp logo1961.png, given for (1968-1984), the color is orange... Moreover, your proposed color, #e1ed03, is a
greenish yellow
not really appropriate. To be continued...
#4: This flag seems not to exist. The only pictures I found are only the given logo (i.e. this logo on a white background).
#5: I don't know if this flag exists or not. I've only found this logo on a same green background (often a square design), but no real flag.
If not existing, deletion will be requested for these two last flags. Please, provide a source.
En rouge (talk) 19:19, 12 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@En rouge: I chose this non-standard color because it is present in all images (I think it's because the green underneath shows through) also the dressing of the lion seems to be cohesive [2] [3], This [4] is a link to the official PDF describing the history of the flag, it was one of my sources when I wrote the note, but I haven't opened it in a long time and since Sunday my internet is slower and the PDF won't load. There is #2 but clearly longer than in the photo of the physical flag and I think it's a graphic mistake. If you see any other differences in the PDF compared to what I've provided before, then suggest PDF, it's possible that I rushed the approvals #1. Swiãtopôłk (talk) 21:51, 13 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Swiãtopôłk: I'll talk here about yellow color, in #2 only (but other important info still to go, about #xx later...)
You wrote that your non-standard color is present in all images, but you only link to one image (image zoomed from another, the latter full flag image more appropriate as much in context):
From you link [5] (and [6] which is part of it), you can see that zoomed lion is not the same color as in the entire flag picture. In the full image, the lion is more orang-ish (and even in the zoomed image the green is out of reality, regarding full scope image).
Here are some links to flags I found:
  • [7] first flag on top: almost yellow/orang-ish lion, but others mostly orange or brown
  • [8] (brown)
  • [9] (brown)
  • and, on Commons, Flag of Persia (1964, with fringe).jpg, Qajar Naval Ensign.svg, War Flag of Fath Ali Shah.svg,
And ere are two flags, but fake flying flags I suppose, supposedly based on flags from Commons:
I still maintain, as an argument, that in Bp logo1961.png, color yellow in fact is... orange
(and in your sample pdf file, red seems to be inappropriate for #1; this can induce suspicion about color fidelity).
Yours, En rouge (talk) 02:32, 14 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
PS: why don't you provide all the material you have, for the graphists to have more information?
From one video I found in BP web site, for #2 I'll modify orange to a yellow one. To be continued.
@En rouge: Sorry I haven't written back in a month
#4: confirms the pdf
#5: It's a generic company flag, you can see it here. It is still necessary to add a white box and remove the black outline.
#2: The appearance of the lion is very similar on the two flags, I think it's better to recreate the original, rather than using a drawing from a modern interpretation of another flag. Greenish yellow may not have been the best idea, use a light shade whose HTML abbreviation doesn't end in 00.
Swiãtopôłk (talk) 15:30, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flag of Saint Augustine of Canterbury[edit]

Article(s): Saint Augustine of Canterbury, List of English flags and List of United Kingdom flags.

Could someone please create an SVG file of the flag attributed to Saint Augustine of Canterbury, as seen here (preferably in the 3:5 ratio). As the article says, it's based on the Saint's medieval coat of arms, as seen here and here, albeit without the flower in the upper-right quarter. And, if it's okay, I'd also ask that an SVG file of the COA be created as well (albeit shaped like this). Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 17:37, 10 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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BSicon RACK.svg[edit]

Article(s): BS diagram in Brünigbahn (for Pilatus railway)

Template:Railway line legend recommends using BSicon FUNI for both w:funiculars (the ones with a " funiculus" or cable as appearing on the left side of the icon) and simple w:rack railways (which are sometimes confused with funiculars, but don't use a cable).
For clarity, it could be helpful to have a separate icon "RACK" for the later, similar to the above, but without the cable. Also, I'd make it raise to the right side (as the aerial one), as it's generally placed on the right side of stations. --Enhancing999 (talk) 09:06, 11 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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✓ Done myself – when the request is done.

@Enhancing999: Hi, I think it can be more explicit to show the rack itself. Please see test files: [11] and [12] (here in svg test file history Test.svg)
En rouge (talk) 00:42, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@En rouge Nice! Thanks. I would update File:BSicon RACK.svg and File:BSicon RACK2.svg with that. Enhancing999 (talk) 13:41, 16 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
BSicon RACK.svg BSicon RACK2.svg BSicon FUNI.svg
As @En rouge hasn't returned since, I updated it, assuming they are ok with that. (I had to remove a line with a script tag).
Depending on the resolution (34px for icons, see above), the change may not be visible though. Maybe I should restore the earlier version. Enhancing999 (talk) 09:47, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Minorax: what do you think? You edited a lot of them recently. Enhancing999 (talk) 16:34, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Is there a way to shrink the file size down? And BSicons should ideally be a 500x500 file. --Minorax«¦talk¦» 10:39, 25 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
If I knew how, I'd probably not have made a request here.
So an additional argument for the original version is the file size. Enhancing999 (talk) 10:41, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Enhancing999: I uploaded a suggestion to File:BSicon_RACK2.svg. The size of the teeth can be controlled via the stroke-width and stroke-dasharray attributes of the slope. The file size is down to 795 bytes. TilmannR (talk) 11:22, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I see the image is getting displayed at 20x20 px in W:Brünig railway line. It's gonna be difficult to make the teeth legible at such a tiny size. TilmannR (talk) 11:37, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I got 34px from also visible there. Does the diagram use different sizes?
In any case, I like your suggestion, filesize is smaller than the original too. Enhancing999 (talk) 11:42, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Enhancing999: Module:Routemap selects a resolution of 20px in lines 37-39.
I changed the stroke-dasharray to 500/20 = 25. Now the teeth line up with the pixels at that resolution. TilmannR (talk) 12:19, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed flag of the Russian Republic[edit]

Article(s): List of Russian flags

I'd like to request an illustration of this proposed Russian flag from an "A. Bryanchaninov" and, if possible, the emblem itself since I don't know how to properly extract part of an SVG and make it a centered emblem (if that makes sense). I hope the reference images are fine because there's barely any documentation of this flag, as I can't find any information on any physical copies.

Thank you so much in advance to whoever takes this, it's one of my favorite flag designs ever, and I'd love to see it be given justice. --NorthTension (talk) 19:30, 18 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Burgees of Cornwall[edit]

Article(s): List of Cornish flags, List of United Kingdom flags and List of yacht clubs.

Alright, I know this may be a bit of a tall order, but could someone please create SVG files for the burgees used by the following Cornish yacht and sailing clubs (or even as many of them as possible):

1) Burgee of Cargreen Yacht Club, as seen here.

2) Burgee of Helford River Sailing Club, as seen here.

3) Burgee of Looe Sailing Club, as seen here.

4) Burgee of Mount's Bay Sailing Club, as seen here.

5) Burgee of Padstow Sailing Club, as seen here.

6) Burgee of Penzance Sailing Club, as seen here.

7) Burgee of Port Navas Yacht Club, as seen here.

8) Burgee of Quay Sailing Club, as seen here.

9) Burgee of Restronguet Sailing Club, as seen here (the middle one).

10) Burgee of Saltash Sailing Club, as seen here.

Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 23:57, 24 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Emblem of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Viet-Nam[edit]

  • File description and file caption:
    • English: Insignia of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Viet-Nam.
    • Tiếng Việt: Huy hiệu Tối cao Pháp viện Việt Nam Cộng hòa.

Same categories and sources. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 08:51, 25 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Vectorize the heraldic badge of the Football Association[edit]

Article(s): en:Coat of arms of the Football Association, etc.

Please vectorize the heraldic badge of the Football Association, blazoned:

A representation of the Football Association Cup encircled by a chaplet of olive leaves proper

The badge is visible beneath the coat of arms on plate № 3a of Phillips, David Llewelyn (Spring 2015). "Badges and 'Crests': The Twentieth-century Relationship Between Football and Heraldry". The Coat of Arms, the Journal of the Heraldry Society XI part 1 (229): 35–50. The trophy should of course closely resemble the actual FA cup as much as possible in outline shape. GPinkerton (talk) 18:04, 27 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Flags of Peterborough Cathedral and Southwark Cathedral[edit]

Article(s): Peterborough Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, List of English flags and List of United Kingdom flags.

Will someone please create SVG files for the flag of Peterborough Cathedral (as seen here, and based on the arms here) and the flag of Southwark Cathedral (as seen here and here, and based on the arms here). Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 17:07, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment @Snow Lion Fenian: I think these are not the flags of the cathedral as such, but banners of arms of the bishops themselves. Presumably, they fly to indicate the prelate is there. The cathedral (or its corporation or chapter or whatever) ought to fly the diocesan flag intended for all churches in that bishop's territory: the English cross with the episcopal arms inescutcheoned in the canton. Since copies of the diocesan flags exist already, it might be better to request a full complement of episcopal banners of arms, rather than focusing on individual cathedral churches. GPinkerton (talk) 19:53, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@GPinkerton: Well, I'm not sure these are supposed to be episcopal banners of arms, considering that neither of the arms/flags in the links match the look of the actual COAs of the Diocese of Peterborough and the Diocese of Southwark. Or am I interpreting your response wrongly? Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 22:20, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Snow Lion Fenian: I didn't make clear the difference between the arms of the diocese and the arms of the incumbent bishop (or of some significant predecessor). Could the arms in the flag belong to the bishop personally rather than to the see? How are we identifying the flags with the cathedrals as such? GPinkerton (talk) 22:46, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@GPinkerton: Well, regarding Southwark Cathedral, this post here (from the Cathedral's FB page) does confirm the arms in the previous link as those of Southwark Cathedral itself. Though I'll try and get back to you regarding Peterborough Cathedral at some point. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 02:36, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@GPinkerton: Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. So here's an article (from the Peterborough Cathedral website) that confirms the flag in question as that of Peterborough Cathedral itself. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 15:55, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Snow Lion Fenian: No problem. The Southwark Cathedral Facebook post is especially helpful. GPinkerton (talk) 17:23, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Flag of the Church of St Margaret, Westminster Abbey[edit]

Article(s): St Margaret's, Westminster, List of English flags and List of United Kingdom flags.

Can someone please create an SVG file of the flag of the Church of St Margaret, Westminster Abbey, as seen here and here. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 17:44, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Pictogram-voting question.svg Question this flag looks like an old banner of arms, but this article suggests the flag was designed by Graham Bartram (@GrahamPadruig: ). Is there any more information available? GPinkerton (talk) 21:11, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@GPinkerton: Well, from what I've gathered, the cross-impaling-the-dragon's-head is indeed part of the arms attributed to Saint Margaret of Antioch (if you go on this page here, and scroll down to the "Arms Associated With Saints" section, and then on to the part about "St Margaret of Antioch", you'll see what I mean), but not the crowned portcullis. Which leads me to believe that it was indeed Graham Bartram who designed the modern flag of the COSM, and that it was his decision to add the crowned portcullis onto what is otherwise (as you said) a banner of arms. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 02:19, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Snow Lion Fenian: That is very helpful. I suppose the first step would be a vectorization of the dragon's head arms of St Margaret, after which it will be easy to make up the flag and possibly the various Norfolk arms associated with it. GPinkerton (talk) 17:25, 5 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request for a map showing the Dublin quays and corresponding quay names[edit]

Article(s): en:Dublin quays


Hi all, happy 2023. I'm looking for someone's assistance in making a map/illustration of the quays of Dublin city, Ireland to show the location of each quay along the river Liffey. At present the article Dublin quays doesn't really give any pictorial explanation of which quay is where, even though this would be the best way to present the information. There are 25 separate "quays" (see list below taken from the page en:Dublin quays). N.B. two of the quays do not have the 'quay' designation at the end of their name ( "Bachelors Walk" and "Usher's Island") but they are quays.

  • The name designations of the north roadway are (from west to east): Wolfe Tone Quay, Sarsfield Quay, Ellis Quay, Arran Quay, Inns Quay, Upper Ormond Quay, Lower Ormond Quay, Bachelors Walk, Eden Quay, Custom House Quay and North Wall Quay.
  • The name designations of the south roadway are (from west to east): Victoria Quay, Usher's Island, Usher's Quay, Merchant's Quay, Wood Quay, Essex Quay, Wellington Quay, Crampton Quay, Aston Quay, Burgh Quay, George's Quay, City Quay, Sir John Rogerson's Quay and Britain Quay.

Thanks! --Ridiculopathy (talk) 12:21, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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@Ridiculopathy Please move this to the Map section and then ping me and I will help you. But I will need your assistance/knowledge in creating this, thanks. --please ping me-- Goran tek-en (talk) 16:08, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page stalker) @Goran tek-en and Ridiculopathy: Would a map based on this OpenStreetMap (missing a biton the east end) be a good basis. Remember also that some quays are much longer than others that are quite short and some sort of comparative scale would seen important. Ww2censor (talk) 22:32, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi @Ww2censor, thank you, yeah I think that map you linked would be a great basis. Good shout. Ridiculopathy (talk) 01:01, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request to add 2' 3" to File:Track gauge.svg[edit]

Article(s): en:List of 2 ft 3 in gauge railways

Could an SVG expert add 2ft 3in (686mm) to this file, with a colour somewhere between the colours used for 600mm and 762mm please? I want to expand the lead for the list of 2 ft 3 in railways on En-wiki, and a comparison of other gauges would be helpful. Pinging @DePiep, Antonsusi, and Quibik, who have all edited this image in the past. Thanks. Voice of Clam 15:26, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Understandable by itself, but please note that en:Track gauge#List of defined track gauges has 252 defined gauges! To have this gauge added (to a graph of ~10) would require, IMO, that the gauge is highly relevant. For example, by great number of articles (railways applicating), or by its history. DePiep (talk) 15:35, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@DePiep: perhaps an alternative would be to create a new image, comparing 2' 3" with other common British gauges, e.g. 1' 11.5" (Ffestiniog etc.), 2' 6" (Welshpool & Llanfair) and 4' 8.5" (standard gauge). Voice of Clam 18:02, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't know how "British" gauges are defined, but in the full list, "narrow" has 92 rows (< standard gauge), and if we cut out metric-defined gauges, still dozens remain. Unfortunately we have no overview of the usage-numbers anymore (article count for given gauge 'x.y inches'). Also, I doubt the tough usefullness of the drawing involved, compared to the hard numeric gauge e.g., in a list (in which you can choopse your own entries, British and/or other). Also, some gauges may be merged as being "practicaly the same, by half inches" (enwiki task todo). Maybe this drawing is a nice illustration at best, for this (but ideally in a narrow/standard/broad describing article, if you see what I mean). All in all, the number of gauges is huge, is my concern. DePiep (talk) 18:15, 3 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'm not sure if you've understood the reason for my request. I'm not asking for another arbitary gauge to be added to the file for no reason - I want a comparison between 2' 3" and other gauges specifically for the specific article I stated above. On reflection I think a new file would be better, and I've suggested the most common gauges, greater that miniature railways, used in the UK (which is where all 2' 3" railways are based AFAIK). Voice of Clam 15:23, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Quốc sử quán ấn (國史館印)[edit]

Article(s): Vi:Quốc sử quán (nhà Nguyễn)

I would like to request the creation of an SVG version of the Great Seal of the Quốc sử quán of the Nguyễn Dynasty. Its inscription reads Quốc sử quán ấn (國史館印) written in Chinese Seal script.
  • Description
    • |description = {{en|1=The Great Seal of the Quốc sử quán with the inscription ''Quốc sử quán ấn'' (國史館印) written in Chinese Seal script.}}
    • |date = DATE OF UPLOAD
    • |source = ThS. Hà Văn Huề, ThS. Nguyễn Thị Thu Hường, ThS. Đoàn Thị Thu Thuỷ, PGS.TS Nguyễn Công Việt - ''Ấn chương trên Châu bản triều Nguyễn''. - Năm xuất bản : 2013 Nhà xuất bản : (NXB Hà Nội Cuốn sách)
    • |author = The imperial government of the Nguyễn Dynasty (original design).<br>[WIKIGRAPHIST'S USERNAME] (vectorisation)
  • Categories.
    • [[:Category:SVG seals of Vietnam]]
    • [[:Category:Seals of the Nguyễn dynasty]]
    • [[:Category:Quốc sử quán (Nguyễn dynasty)]]
  • Style to emulate

--Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 20:45, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Hàn lâm viện ấn (翰林院印)[edit]

Article(s): Future article about the Nguyễn Dynasty's Hanlin Academy.

I would like to request the creation of an SVG version of the Great Seal of the Hanlin Academy of the Nguyễn Dynasty. Its inscription reads Hàn lâm viện ấn (翰林院印) written in Chinese Seal script.
  • Description:
    • |description = {{en|1=The Great Seal of the Hanlin Academy with the inscription ''Hàn lâm viện ấn'' (翰林院印) written in Chinese Seal script.}}
    • |date = DATE OF UPLOAD
    • |source = ThS. Hà Văn Huề, ThS. Nguyễn Thị Thu Hường, ThS. Đoàn Thị Thu Thuỷ, PGS.TS Nguyễn Công Việt - ''Ấn chương trên Châu bản triều Nguyễn''. - Năm xuất bản : 2013 Nhà xuất bản : (NXB Hà Nội Cuốn sách)
    • |author = The imperial government of the Nguyễn Dynasty (original design).<br>[WIKIGRAPHIST'S USERNAME] (vectorisation)
  • Categories:
    • [[:Category:SVG seals of Vietnam]]
    • [[:Category:Educational seals of the Nguyễn dynasty]]
    • [[:Category:Hàn lâm viện (Nguyễn dynasty)]]
  • Style to emulate.

--Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 20:47, 8 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Cleaning J.P. Le Camus, portrait[edit]

Article(s): de:Jean-Pierre Le Camus, it:Jean-Pierre Le Camus

Clean ad restore this portrait.
The image is a part of a shared archive of images about opera musicians by Archivio Storico Ricordi (important historical archive about music in Italy). --Marco Chemello (WMIT) (talk) 13:48, 9 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Help unbaking text in SVG files[edit]

For the first two: Vantaa já Kerava pyereestvaijeemkuávlu, Viestâr-Uusimaa pyereestvaijeemkuávlu, Koskâ-Uusimaa pyereestvaijeemkuávlu, and Nuorttâ-Uusimaa pyereestvaijeemkuávlu. For the third: Suomâ and the 19 articles about the regions on the same Wikipedia.

I would like to be able to translate the labels in these SVG files into Inari Sámi so we can use them on the Inari Sámi wp, but this is not possible because the text is baked into the files. In addition, the text will be translated into two other Sámi languages for use on Wikimedia projects. On a more global basis, this would also be useful for other contributors who would like to use these in their own language on their own Wikipedia. This would require the text labels in these files to be unbaked first though. Takkâ! :) --Yupik (talk) 09:00, 11 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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I converted the first file (it had aria-label attributes). It should be suitable for SVG Translate now.

I do not have time for the other two. Glrx (talk) 09:02, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you so much! It will be so neat to have these in the same language as the articles are written in! -Yupik (talk) 17:15, 13 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Fenn-O-maniC: could you provide the source-svg before converting Text to paths?  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 21:16, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I converted the third file (it also had aria-label attributes). Glrx (talk) 01:42, 18 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you so much! -Yupik (talk) 01:07, 24 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Togo, its regions and neighbouring countries[edit]

Article(s): Togo kuávluh and Togo at least. Later on, for the same topics in the Northern Sámi wp and in the Skolt Sámi wp project in the incubator.

I cannot figure out what is going on with this file. I can select and change the text from German to Inari Sámi, but when I change it, nothing shows up when the file is viewed on a browser. I need to be able to save the file as a separate Inari Sámi-language file (smn) since there is no browser that uses Inari Sámi and multilingual SVGs show up incorrectly. This file will also be translated into Northern and Skolt Sámi later on. Thank you for any and all help! --Yupik (talk) 19:22, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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The file has text in an invisible group (line 991):

<g id="TT" display="none">
	<g id="TT_Countries" display="inline">
		<text transform="matrix(1 0 0 1 8.2725 236.5)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSans-Bold'" font-size="18">GHANA</text>
		<text transform="matrix(1 0 0 1 41.6494 16.6387)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSans-Bold'" font-size="18">BURKINA FASO</text>
		<text transform="matrix(1 0 0 1 292.7539 119.7319)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSans-Bold'" font-size="18">BENIN</text>
		<text id="TT_Sea" transform="matrix(0.75 0 0 1 239.7402 608.8057)" display="inline" fill="#0978AB" font-family="'DejaVuSerif-BoldItalic'" font-size="16">ATLANTISCHER OZEAN</text>
	<g id="TT_Regions" display="inline">
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 97.8931 73.6895)"><tspan x="0" y="0" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="22">Savanes</tspan><tspan x="93.168" y="0" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="22" letter-spacing="33.75">	</tspan></text>
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 173.4487 197.23)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="22">Kara</text>
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 172.1001 299.9858)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="22">Centrale</text>
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 181.4487 442.9453)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="22">Plateaux</text>
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 188.5601 537.9512)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="22">Maritime</text>
	<g id="Nmbrs_Regions" display="inline">
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 135.1401 110.792)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="50">1</text>
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 173.4487 197.23)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="50">2</text>
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 188.5601 311.9995)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="50">3</text>
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 203.7798 450.9453)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="50">4</text>
		<text transform="matrix(0.8 0 0 1 223.1953 549.5059)" fill="#646464" font-family="'DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold'" font-size="50">5</text>

and text converted to curves in a following visible group. Another following group has invisible numbered regions converted to curves (aka path text).

The text could be made visible, and the path text could be removed.

The font specification should be font-family="DejaVu Sans" and font-weight="bold". When condensed is used, include font-stretch="condensed" and the transform x-scale should be 1 rather than 0.8. Glrx (talk) 20:32, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

However, hidden text seems to be a standard practice of Category:SVG labeled maps of administrative divisions (location map scheme). Glrx (talk) 20:59, 15 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Sorry for the delayed reply. Thank you very much for pointing this out in a way that even I could understand it! This will help me fix future maps too :) -Yupik (talk) 11:12, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
For me, I want to see maps (and other diagrams) use text elements rather than converting text to curves. Curves cannot be translated. However, I know that WMF is using a very old SVG rasterizer that also cannot paint text along a path -- something maps often need for rivers and mountain ranges. Given the uniform group naming in the category, the conversion of text to curves may also be an automatic operation.
I also want fonts to be specified using separate properties and use fallback families. However, I'm not sure how much support Adobe Illustrator or other graphics editors provide for those properties. I believe all but Inkscape view SVG as an output or exchange format. It would be awkward if the person who originally edited the file could not read it back into his editor. Furthermore, font naming and matching varies on different platforms, and I do not understand the ramifications.
I'd like to see the entire category improved, but there may be good reasons for the uploaders to have done what they did.
Glrx (talk) 18:54, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Article(s): category:WebKit

It would be nice if one can improve old WebKit's logo based on these: 1, 2, 3, 4, File:Compass in a box.svg and File:WebKit logo.svg. I feel one even can replace the current files with their improved version. Thanks 🙏 --−ebrahimtalk 02:26, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Article(s): Category:WebKit

I was wondering if one can provide these variants of the logo in Wikimedia Commons,

Also am guessing can be moved to Wikimedia Commons given it is WebKit's open source project logo. Thanks! −ebrahimtalk 03:01, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Norwegian polling graph update and alteration/axis extension[edit]

Article(s): * en:2025 Norwegian parliamentary election
* en:Opinion polling for the 2025 Norwegian parliamentary election

Graph update and axis extension.
Can someone please update this polling graph using the latest polls on the English Wikipedia page above so it is up to date, including the 30-day averages bar charts? Can someone also please extend the Y percentage axis to 40% as the Conservative Party (H) have polled over the current maximum of 30% on the graph and gone above 35% in a poll to 35.6%. Helper201 (talk) 21:49, 23 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Police de Monaco[edit]

Article(s): en:Monaco Police Department, it:Polizia monegasca...

Please create an improved and svg version of this file (which in my opinion has to be renamed properly), also based on this, this and this. Thank you. --InfattiVedeteCheViDice (talk) 13:36, 26 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Coat of arms of Worcester Cathedral[edit]

Article(s): Worcester Cathedral

Will someone please create an SVG file of the coat of arms of Worcester Cathedral, as seen here, here and here (the middle one). If it's not clear enough, the white image in the blue canton is described as being "a representation of Mary and the baby Jesus. Mary... holds a sceptre in her other hand." Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 01:45, 27 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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flags of shipping lines[edit]

Article(s): en:Canada Steamship Lines, en:Commercial Pacific Cable Company, en:Thingvalla Line, en:Emil R. Retzlaff

Please add the flags of shipping lines
  1. Canada Steamship Lines [13] (proportions 1:2)
  2. Canada Steamship Lines (1950s) [14]
  3. Quebec Steamship Companyand and Canada Steamship Lines (to 1950s) [15]
  4. Commercial Pacific Cable Company [16]
  5. Thingvalla Line [17] [18]
  6. Emil R. Retzlaff (a brighter, softer blue) [19]
Swiãtopôłk (talk) 18:43, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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