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Convert Almohad banner to SVG[edit]

Article(s): en:Almohad Caliphate

Convert Almohad banner to SVG. I know this isn't an easy one, if it's any consolation, they didn't imagine you would be working on this back in 1212 AD.Face-smile.svgWhen choosing a filename, please note this is the banner not the flag. --Flaspec (talk) 22:39, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
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Flaspec The source you have provided is not good enough, it's impossible to create anything with quality from that. Would also need someone who can read and write the language (some version of Arabic) written on it and generally you would have to help with feedback and check on drafts. Fix those things and then you can ping me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:37, 16 January 2021 (UTC)

@Flaspec: The pattern is complex as hell, and we need surely a picture with an higher definition to create a vector version of it. I think I found an high-quality picture of the cetral part ([1]) is it the same flag? Or, you could buy the picture ([2]) and send it to us to trace it. Sette-quattro (talk) 13:09, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
@Flaspec: @Sette-quattro: from what I get there is a reproduction (click on the "El Salón del Trono" tab), more info here. Here is a version shared by the Twitter account of the municipal museum of Burgos. Veverve (talk) 22:11, 11 February 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec The source from twitter that Veverve provided looks good and to me it seems as it is the right version. Several of the others are something else. However then we have the question about copyright. The twitter account comes from museum of Burgos what I can see. So before I would consider taking this huge task I would need you to get a written permission according to OTRS. Before you can provide that I will not put in the amount of work needed for this. There is an email adress to the right on that link. So ping me when you have the permission, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:22, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: @Flaspec: I will not be necessary. From what I got from here and here, and especially here, the image shared by the museum is a scan of a 19th-century engraving from the book series Historia general de España desde los tiempos primitivos hasta la muerte de Fernando VII by Modesto Lafuente. With a few hours of research and a bit of luck I found this engraving is in Part 2, Book 1, chapter 12 ("ALFONSO VIII Y ENRIQUE I EN CASTILLA - De 1212 á 1217"). The volume on which this part is will depend on the edition. You can find a good quality scanned version with the engraving here (from here) at PDF page 34. You can also find it here (worse quality). Veverve (talk) 20:17, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Thank you @Veverve: for all your work and knowledge on this, and you saying it is from an engraving explains why it looks different in colors and lines. But I have two questions.
  1. Is this engraving the same as in all detail as you know?
  2. I don't speak Spanish but when I translate that page it says everything is under copyright. So then we are back to the same situation or what do you say?
  • @Flaspec: I would like to hear from you as you are the requester and I will need your support on this request --Goran tek-en (talk) 22:43, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:Thanks
  1. I have seen many versions of this flag online, I guess there is numerous reproductions since it is a famous flag. Looking at google image with "Banner of Las Navas" in Spanish gives numerous similar yet very different flag. I do not know if the engraving is the same as .
  2. It is a 19th-century engraving, so there is no way it is still under copyright. is like or eBay, it will states "Copyright ©", but there is no way you can copyright something which has fell out of copyright, it is at best a en:Copyfraud. Scans or pictures of 2D objects which fell out of copyright cannot renew the copyright and fall under Template:PD-art and Template:PD-scan. Veverve (talk) 23:10, 25 February 2021 (UTC)
Thanks again Veverve, it is so difficult with copyright on stuff like this, I don't have deep enough knowledge but when I check your sources I agree with you, so thanks. Will now try to get in contact Flaspec to be able to work on this. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:06, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
@Veverve: @Goran tek-en: Thank you for your response. After searching the website provided by the uploader, I found a direct link with the description here [3]. --Flaspec (talk) 20:42, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

@Flaspec: I don't understand, that link doesn't provide any image I can work from. This source [4] page 34 is provided by Veverve, is that correct and can I work from that? --Goran tek-en (talk) 20:59, 26 February 2021 (UTC)
@Flaspec: What you proposed is the same low resolution image as in the beginning. Veverve (talk) 21:18, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: Yes the image provided by Veverve is correct and has higher resolution indeed. I am ready to assist you if you need any help with the text (old Arabic script). --Flaspec (talk) 21:30, 26 February 2021 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 15:55, 27 February 2021 (UTC)

Flaspec Great. Pictogram-voting-question.svg QuestionThe emblem you first showed is some kind of textil I guess, so it's not 90° in the corners, no straight lines etc. What I will create is an illustration of this emblem so I will work with 90° corners, straight lines etc. Is this fine with you? --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:55, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Thank you for taking this request. Indeed, I think 90° corners is the correct choise. --Flaspec (talk) 18:03, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec Now I need your feedback before I continue. The drafts are as png but the original I work on is svg.
This is the upper left piece just outside the "circle". Is this look and detail level what you want?
@Goran tek-en: Honestly it looks far better than I expected. --Flaspec (talk) 17:48, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:I like how you fixed the corners (at 90°) without altering the original design. Kudos to you! --Flaspec (talk) 17:57, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec Thanks for feedback. It might be a while before I'm back because there is a lot work to be done.
For the text there are two options but I think a mix will be the best.
  1. I can draw them but some texts are very small so it's hard.
  2. If you can write them here it would be great, mark which is which, if you know a font that works well at wikimedia for svg files and arabic, please tell me. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:39, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: This is medieval script of Arabic (equivalent to Blackletter in Latin, for instance) so the first option is the best in order to preserve authenticity of the emblem (modern font wouldn't do). I noticed that existing flags/emblems belonging to the same era (like the emblem of the Emirate of Granada) also opt for the first option you mentioned. --Flaspec (talk) 19:18, 1 March 2021 (UTC)

Just so you know, according to here, the engraving was made by Magín Pujadas, who has a WCommons category. Veverve (talk) 13:00, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

Flaspec I just wanted you to know I am working on it. It takes time so don't give up on me. If you think it takes too long, just ping me, thansk. --Goran tek-en (talk) 14:33, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Goran tek-en This emblem needs love like everything does. I hope you enjoy working on it, and take your time! --Flaspec (talk) 18:34, 15 March 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec Now I have drafts that should contain everything but the text parts. Please help me to check I havent missed something so far, thanks.
Goran tek-en I believe the three animals are Barbary Lions as per bodyshape and tail, not horses. Everything else seems perfect to me! --Flaspec (talk) 19:07, 25 March 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec Whitin the different text areas there is some light stuff on the background like this which is in the top left corner. Do you know if it's supposed to be there? --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:54, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Goran tek-en These white spots are originally black spots that were removed due to erosion (check out before (text inside blue rectangular) vs after erosion. So i suggest you print it in black in accordance with the rest of the text. --Flaspec (talk) 15:01, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Goran tek-en There is a flag that appeared in the old literature, and I think it's related to that flag. Flaspec I don't know if this flag is well historical research. Could you please review it?--고려 (talk) 14:14, 26 March 2021 (UTC)

Goran tek-en Sites that show how to hang flags.--고려 (talk) 14:46, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Note: The source provided by 고려 calls this a «Pendón» which translates to Banner in English (not emblem). So I changed the title of this section to reflect the correct naming (Convert Almohad emblem to SVGConvert Almohad banner to SVG). --Flaspec (talk) 15:21, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec The picture of the flag I found in 1921 seems more accurate, what do you think?--고려 (talk) 15:27, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Goran tek-en I don't know English very well, so I'm expressing it with a translator. I'm sorry. This is a flag that was taken in 1921. (detail) --고려 (talk) 14:55, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
고려 This banner was made by Magín Pujadas who has a WCommons category, and I believe that he must have Facsimiled it from somewhere. This is by far the best depiction that we have (in terms of quality), so I suggest we use it. --Flaspec (talk) 15:52, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec It's hard to say that the 1921 photo shoot also has poor image quality. I think it is possible to refer to the pattern. also As you can see by pressing the details, isn't the central description more accurate?--고려 (talk) 16:20, 26 March 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec Those drafts are PNG versions of the original SVG file I'm working in and will upload to commons.
I had to guess to some degree so really check everything, especially the texts. --Goran tek-en (talk) 15:28, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Your work is perfect, Goran tek-en! If I may suggest uploading it under the filename Banner of the Moors (1212).svg that would be great. Many thanks! --Flaspec (talk) 21:59, 25 April 2021 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Is there any problem with the data I found? There are more accurate pictures of the time than the picture, and I put in some materials that help with the exact design. (Unfortunately, the current data is outdated, but you can check the past pictures.) And wouldn't it be okay to erase the shadow?--고려 (talk) 01:11, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec 고려
고려 I thank you for your knowledge and interest here but this is an request by Flaspec so I have to follow his thoughts about this as I have no knowledge by my self, I do graphic work. If you think some other sources has "better" information you have to discuss that with Flaspec. To me the source we used has enough quality for me to work from. If it is correct or not is not for me to say and I have to look at something. If you don't agree on this you can always ask for another version here at graphic lab based on your sources. I do hope you understand my position here.
I will need the following;
  • Name of the file
  • Description (/language)
  • Captions/s (/language)
  • Category/ies at commons
to be able to upload it at commons. If you don'y know about Captions read here.--Goran tek-en (talk) 10:39, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en New file Banner of the Moors (1212).svg shall contain the same description, captions and categories as Banner of the Moors (1212).jpg. --Flaspec (talk) 19:36, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Flaspec Now you can find it here file:Banner of the Moors (1212).svg. If you are happy with this please put the code {{section resolved|1=~~~~}} on this request so it can be archived, thanks. ✓ Done --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 16:57, 27 April 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en There is a problem with these items [5], could you please check that out? --Flaspec (talk) 19:38, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en Also, Rub el Hizb star should be interwoven [6], similar to the modern Star of Morocco.svg. --Flaspec (talk) 21:54, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec The thing farthest to the right I can see. What is wrong with the to inner things, be more specific.
What is wrong with the inner "stars", I just added green to show them more and next to it is the original. Be more specific about what is wrong, thanks. --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 17:29, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en Here are the main problems:
  • Circles have green background (incorrect) [7]
  • Right margin is blank (incorrect in thumbnail only) [8]
  • As for the star, the pattern knots on the right side are horizontally/vertically opposed to the left side [9]. Thank you. --Flaspec (talk) 20:38, 29 April 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec Please always ping me.
Thanks for finding the issue with the star. When I check there is more which I have missed when mirroring the sides. I will correct but maybe it will take a little bit of time, will be back. --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 11:07, 30 April 2021 (UTC)
Goran tek-en Okey, take your time. --Flaspec (talk) 05:08, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
Flaspec New version uploaded. --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 18:25, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Goran tek-en I appreciate your dedication and professionalism. Thank you! --Flaspec (talk) 18:37, 8 May 2021 (UTC)
Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Flaspec (talk) 18:37, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Excel .xlsx spreadsheets that automatically generate XML code for .SVG graphics[edit]

The XML code for Versions 5+ of this SVG image (17 KBytes; 2021-02-25) was automatically generated by the "Line graphs" spreadsheet.
The XML code for Version 1 of this SVG image (5 KBytes) was automatically generated by the "Column graphs (bar charts)" spreadsheet.

I've uploaded .xlsx (Microsoft Excel) spreadsheets that automatically generate XML code for graphs/charts in SVG format.

You simply paste your X-Y data into the spreadsheet, and specify image dimensions, number of grid lines, font sizes, etc. The spreadsheet automatically generates a column of XML code that you simply copy and paste into a text editor and save as an ".svg" file. It reduces file size by avoiding the "extra stuff" that Inkscape inserts, and should save you time.

Feedback and suggestions on my talk page are welcome. RCraig09 (talk) 23:41, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Coat(s) of arms of the French protectorate of Annam[edit]

Article(s): en:Emblem of Vietnam and en:Annam (French protectorate).

I don't like burdening people with too many requests nor was I expecting to find this image (as I was searching for the seal of the Kinh lược sứ (or "vice-roy") of Tonkin), but according to a 1941 (Vichy-)French Indo-Chinese book the above image was the coat of arms of the French protectorate of Annam, a better image for graphists to work with can be found on this Bảo Đại period badge of the Annamese Imperial Guard. If possible I would like to have an SVG version of the above image(s) created. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 00:03, 9 March 2021 (UTC)
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Donald Trung Is it two different images you want created? A always please ping me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:01, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en:, the request was changed after I initially made it, in the original version I only wanted the first image to be made, but now both. This is because the source book, a Vichy French (Nazi collaborator regime) government work, lists both as the official coats of arms of the French protectorate of Annam. Another source claimed that the empty scroll from "File:Coat of arms of Annam - Hymnes et pavillons d'Indochine (Hanoï - 1941) 01.jpg" read "Đại-Nạm" (大南) but a contemporary source has the inscription "Bảo Đại" (保大), both written vertically from-top-to-bottom. So I would suggest perhaps creating three (3) different versions of "File:Coat of arms of Annam - Hymnes et pavillons d'Indochine (Hanoï - 1941) 01.svg", one as a faithful adaptation, one with the inscription "Đại-Nạm" (大南) on the scroll, and one with the inscription "Bảo Đại" (保大). If this is all too complicated then only make the one with the blank bookscroll.
The fact that "Bảo Đại" (保大) was used as an inscription meant that the scroll on the coat of arms of the Nguyễn Dynasty changed with the reign of each Emperor. But the "Đại-Nạm" (大南) would be consistent until 1945 when the country's name was changed to "Vietnam". --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:51, 25 April 2021 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 10:29, 26 April 2021 (UTC)

Donald Trung Now we have to straighten this out. Even if it's interesting please just give me the information I directly need to do my part, the rest is confusing me.
At this page 29 there are two images at the bottom.
  1. You want one of the left?
    1. Should it look like that regarding colors, shading, 3d fill etc, no text?
  2. You want one of the left?
    1. Should it look like that regarding colors, shading, 3d fill etc, with text 保大?
    2. By "empty scroll" do you mean the center piece or the "wings" as well?
  3. You want one of the left?
    1. Should it look like that regarding colors, shading, 3d fill etc, with text 大南?
    2. By "empty scroll" do you mean the center piece or the "wings" as well?
  4. You want one of the right?
    1. Should it look like that regarding colors, shading, 3d fill etc? --Goran tek-en (talk) 10:29, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, if possible you can make it an approximate artist interpretation with those images as you see fit, with the empty scroll I mean the thing that looks like this thing in front of the sword. For the file names of the additional files they could be named "File:Coat of arms of Annam - Hymnes et pavillons d'Indochine (Hanoï - 1941) Đại-Nạm (大南).svg" and "File:Coat of arms of Annam - Hymnes et pavillons d'Indochine (Hanoï - 1941) Bảo Đại (保大).svg". Also I don't mean its wings, only the scroll on top of the sword.
I am not really sure what kind of expectation you expect for shading, 3D effect, colours, Etc. I would say as this is from a colour book just maintaining a gold colour is probably the best (historically accurate) choice, the belly of this dragon is probably a good choice for gold. The sun could on the dragon on the right could be some shade of orange as other contemporary images from the Nguyễn Dynasty typically use orange suns. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:22, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Ah, I misread the earlier part, yes, I want it to look like that as you asked at "Should it look like that regarding colors, shading, 3d fill etc". --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 19:24, 26 April 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung I asked about four different new images 1-4, is that what you want? --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 15:46, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, Happy King's Day, yes, that's what I want. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 16:12, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung What is King's Day? --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 17:03, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:, Dutch national holiday, people keep greeting me with it today so it must have grown on me. Anyhow, do you have all the information you need to work with? --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:10, 27 April 2021 (UTC)
Donald Trung Life has added up stuff on me so this might take a while. If you think it takes to long just ping me. --always ping me--Goran tek-en (talk) 12:29, 28 April 2021 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en:. I understand. Rome wasn't built in one (1) day. Plus I'm not one to complain about that, we're all volunteers here who invest our free time in creating educational resources, so all I can ask of you is what you are willing to give. This is just a hobby so if "real life" has more pressing issues, then that's what should require your attention. I will assume that you will ping me when (or if) you have the time to work on these, just do whatever is best for your own mental well-being. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 18:39, 28 April 2021 (UTC)

Later updates
  • As Goran tek-en is busy they will likely read this when they get back so I deliberately didn't ping them. Anyhow, I found alternative colours of the coat of arms here (article for reference). The book (Le Dragon d'Annam) was written by Emperor Bảo Đại in 1980 (Vietnamese version in 1990) and depicts the coat of arms with alternative colours. I am not sure if I should see this as "a different artist's interpretation" or a good source as the author of Le Dragon d'Annam is the Emperor himself. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 13:55, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Coat of arms of the North West Company[edit]

North West Company
Would someone please create an SVG image of the coat of arms of the now defunct North West Company, based on the above image. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 18:04, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Coat of arms of the Hudson's Bay Company[edit]

Hudson's Bay Company
Could someone please create an SVG file of the coat of arms of the Hudson's Bay Company, based on the above photo, and also from the information here. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 18:04, 12 March 2021 (UTC)

Flag of Seanchan[edit]

Any article this is already on.
Could someone please alter the above file for the flag of Seanchan, so that the three silver 3D lightning bolts in the hawk's claws are replaced with three silver 2D lightning bolts (template above) instead, as I think 2D bolts would contrast better with the 2D hawk than the current 3D ones. Also, I'd ask that the three new bolts be placed with the clutches of the hawk's lower claw, with one pointing straight down, one pointing diagonally left, and the last one diagonally right. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 23:42, 15 March 2021 (UTC)

Arms of the House of Fisichella (convert to SVG)[edit]

Article(s): en:Fisichella family

Please, convert the 2016 image to SVG.
No background. Thanks, --Est. 2021 (talk) 12:51, 18 March 2021 (UTC)
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Somaliland Police logo (convert to SVG and Quality)[edit]

Article(s): en:Somaliland Police

Please, convert the old Somaliland Police logo to SVG and As for the second logo, I found it weak. Help me make the quality high.
No background. Many Thanks -- Face-smile.svg Siirski (talk) 12:29, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by scrubby🧹💨 10:30, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Do you know what the text in the old Somaliland Police Logo is? scrubby🧹💨 12:22, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

See here: the logo with text. -- MaxxL - talk 14:48, 2 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi @ScrubAndSweep:, Left side text is Ciidanka and right side is Bileyska.

  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Note, The old logo is similar of Somaliland RRU Police patch.

Could you convert this patch SVG too? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Howhontanozaz (talk • contribs) 06:58, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

UK MPs EU referendum voting intention 2016 Update[edit]

Article(s): Various

Please can the map and data be updated from its last update on 22 March 2016 which was the last time the map and data was updated so it matches the map and data shown on the data link which is from the BBC from June 22 2016 on the eve of the 2016 EU referendum as currently the data shown is not complete. (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 21:28, 22 March 2021 (UTC))
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Erroneous flag of China (1912)[edit]


Could someone please create an SVG file of the flag displayed in this link here, which was incorrectly shown as the flag of China in a set of Player's Cigarettes cards from 1912. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 01:53, 27 March 2021 (UTC)
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Snow Lion Fenian Can we really use that image as a source (not just for information), it has "All rights reserved" on it. --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:08, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

The Flickr page states:
Cigarette Card - Arms & Flag of China
Player's Cigarettes "Countries Arms & Flags" (series of 50 issued in 1912)
#36 China
I take that to mean Player's Cigarettes (en:John Player & Sonsen:Imperial Tobacco Group now Imperial Brands) published the image in 1912, and the Flickr image is a faithful reproduction of that card. Player's published several series of playing cards.
Players is a UK brand. If the card is public domain, then there should not be a problem with the image.
File:Players football hint kick.jpg is a Player's card from 1934. Its description claims the 1934 image is public domain because the artist is unknown and the card was published more than 70 years ago. I doubt that claim. My reading is the creator and copyright holder is not anonymous but rather Imperial Brands. I have not found a specific statement about the duration of a corporate copyright in the UK. In particular, does corporation life + 70 years apply, so the term has at least another 70 years to run? I do not believe that would the UK law, but I do not know. (Also, there may be a before or after July 1912 issue.) Even if the copyright belongs to a person, I would not believe that person to be anonymous until Imperial Brands states that it does not know who drew the image.
File:Player's cigarettes 27 Order of the Indian Empire.jpg is a Player's card from 1937. It claims public domain because it has been 70 years since the author's death, but it does not identify the author ("Author: Unbekannt: John Player & Sons"). If the author drew the the image in 1912 and lived to say 1960, then the copyright would be valid until 2030.
Under US law, a 1912 card image would be public domain. Also, modern US copyright law has a 95-year corporate copyright term. Even a 95-year term would not put a 1934 card with an otherwise valid copyright in the public domain (1934 + 95 = 2029).
To me, the question is simply the duration of a UK corporate copyright. Anybody know the answer to that? 95 years would make this 1912 card public domain, but would put many cards in Category:Player's cigarette cards in jeopardy.
Glrx (talk) 19:33, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Flag of Derry (Londonderry)[edit]

Article(s): Any article this flag already features on.

Would someone please redraw the above PNG flag of the city of Derry/Londonderry as SVG please, perhaps using elements from the identical SVG coat of arms of the city beside it. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 12:37, 3 April 2021 (UTC)
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@Snow Lion Fenian: ✓ Done --Mrmw (talk) 06:01, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
@Mrmw: Great work, and thanks! Although is there any chance that the extra white band could be removed from above the red cross? Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 14:58, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
@Snow Lion Fenian: ✓ Done --Mrmw (talk) 15:07, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
@Mrmw: That's fine, and thanks again! Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 15:13, 5 April 2021 (UTC)

  • Question. @Mrmw: The SVG file File:Londonderry flag.svg has a CC0 dedication, but the file uses elements from File:Londonderry COA.svg by Kokluts (9 February 2019). Kokluts put a CC-by-SA-4.0 notice on that file. Isn't that a copyright wash? Share alike does not mean treating the original creator's work as public domain. Glrx (talk) 00:17, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
@Glrx: thx for the hint - i edited both files - did i do it right? what is to do if a new file has more than one sources with different licences? --Mrmw (talk) 06:09, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
@Mrmw:. Thanks. I wish there were good explanations about how to credit creators when pieces of their work are used within another work. CC-SA prevents downgraded licenses, but how to handle CC-BY is less clear. Glrx (talk) 02:29, 8 April 2021 (UTC)
@Mrmw: I found an example by searching Commons material on licensing (Commons:Licensing#Derivative works). See File:Jimbo_and_friends.png. The items copied are declared, their placement in the derivative work, and the CC-BY identifies all the copyright holders (i.e., not just the creator of the derivative). Glrx (talk) 21:55, 8 April 2021 (UTC)

Hargeisa Logo and Flag (convert to SVG)[edit]

Article(s): en:Hargeisa

Please, convert Hargeisa logo to SVG and Flag mountains is white background is green.
Many Thanks --Siirski (talk) 09:46, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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Erigavo and Las Anod Logo (convert to SVG)[edit]

Article(s): en:Erigavo and en:Las Anod

Please, convert Erigavo and Las Anod logo to SVG.
Many Thanks … --Siirski (talk) 10:11, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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British Somaliland emblem[edit]

Article(s): en:British Somaliland

Could someone draw historical emblem of British Somaliland with Flowers? Because I found many historical Building of British Somaliland in Hargeisa that have old emblem with flowers.
Many Thanks… --Siirski (talk) 13:42, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
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Siirski We would need a god image (preferable straight front image) to work from. --Goran tek-en (talk) 12:55, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Hi @Goran tek-en: Sorry, I don't have image that can help, i understand that. Thanks. – --Siirski (talk) 14:57, 11 April 2021 (UTC)

Wikimedia and MediaWiki buttons in Czech[edit]

Article(s): Footer of Czech Wikipedia


Hi there, could anybody create Czech Wikimedia and MediaWiki buttons? There should be "Projekt" instead of "a" and a logo of Wikimedia. At second picture should be "Běží na" instead of "Powered by" and a logo of MediaWiki. I think that png files should be alright (per [10]and [11]) but I'm not sure. After creating I will fill a task at Phabricator. Thanks in advance! --Patrik L. (talk) 06:55, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
Pings: @Serhio Magpie, ToprakM, Mxn: --Patrik L. (talk) 07:15, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

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Hi, i made a MediaWiki button in Czech. PS. Is montserrat font slightly different on windows and mac? Serhio Magpie (talk) 19:41, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Thanks a lot for uploading, it looks great. Sorry, I'm not sure about that. Patrik L. (talk) 20:13, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
@Patrik L.: other button. Glrx (talk) 22:46, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

Flag of Albania[edit]

Article(s): Flag of Albania

Please create a 3-2 version of File:Flag of Albania (1992–2002).svg ColorfulSmoke (talk) 15:27, 13 April 2021 (UTC)
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Outline of the coat of arms of the Domain of the Crown[edit]

Article(s): en:Domain of the Crown and en:Emblem of Vietnam#List

If possible I would like to have a simple black outline of the above coat of arms, so basically onlu only remove "the background". Note that I don't know how its colours looked like, so I am not requesting a coloured version here.
If possible the file should be named "File:Coat of arms of the Domain of the Crown" with the same file description, file caption, categories, Etc. --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 06:58, 16 April 2021 (UTC)
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Hello! I can make that outline for you. I'm not new to graphics, but I am very new to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons, so apologies in advance for any mistakes in my formatting or etiquette here.

I can make the outline in Inkscape, using vectorizing tools and/or outlining manually. I assume it should look as nice as the other images in the list of emblems you linked to above, so I can use those as examples.

This will be my first graphics upload! Thanks, Bevelup (talk) 17:54, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Bevelup (talk) 17:54, 21 April 2021 (UTC)

@Bevelup:, thank you for taking up the request. Also, welcome to Wikimedia websites, it is always nice to see a new volunteer join the effort and I hope that you will have a pleasant experience contributing to these websites. Face-smile.svg --Donald Trung 『徵國單』 (No Fake News 💬) (WikiProject Numismatics 💴) (Articles 📚) 08:31, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

symbols of Cutch State[edit]

Article(s): w:Cutch State

Hi, Merchant Flag and Coa should converted to SVG. Problem on the flag are people on the elephant, above the coat of arms is a drawing of what they should look like. Rider on the coat of arms holds the old banner [12]
Details of your request go here… -- 11:28, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
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  • "Palang" Special Forces - The translation of the word "Pələng" is tiger. / The inscription on the logo: XÜSUSİ TƏYİNATLI DƏSTƏ "PƏLƏNG"
  • "Vashag" Special Forces - The translation of the word "Vaşaq" is lynx. / The inscription on the logo: XÜSUSİ TƏYİNATLI DƏSTƏ "VAŞAQ" ✓ Done
  • "Gurza" Special Forces - The translation of the word "Gürzə" is macrovipera. / The inscription on the logo: XÜSUSİ TƏYİNATLI DƏSTƏ "GÜRZƏ"
  • "Agrab" Special Forces - The translation of the word "Əqrəb" is scorpion. / The inscription on the logo: XÜSUSİ TƏYİNATLI DƏSTƏ "ƏQRƏB"
  • "Kobra" Special Forces - The translation of the word "Kobra" is cobra. / The inscription on the logo: XÜSUSİ TƏYİNATLI DƏSTƏ "KOBRA"
  • "Yarasa" Special Forces - The translation of the word "Yarasa" is bat. / The inscription on the logo: XÜSUSİ TƏYİNATLI DƏSTƏ "YARASA"
  • "Şahin" Special Forces - The translation of the word "Şahin" is falcon. / The inscription on the logo: XÜSUSİ TƏYİNATLI DƏSTƏ "ŞAHİN"

We did not manage to find really high quality photos. These are military chevrons. But I can explain. This is a good quality photo. Explain the photo. The logo itself is blacк. There are two circles of white color. Tags on the logo next. XÜSUSİ TƏYİNATLI DƏSTƏ. Just different names. The name of each belongs to the animal. Tiger, rye, vulture and scorpion. Left and right from the name there are stars. This is an octagonal star. The symbol of Azerbaijan is an octagonal star. Can you cooк animals to your taste? CəlalCavadov 16:26, 18 April 2021 (UTC)


Article(s): [[]]

Hello. They are pagons of the prosecutor's office in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Is it possible to maкe a separate png version of each pagon ? --CəlalCavadov 16:45, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
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Princely state of Pakistan - Amb[edit]

Article(s): en:Amb (princely state)

Request concerns the vectorization of the emblem. I think that the best to do it same as india emblem, but leaving a white fill in:

-ribbon, rifle, Handle (thin line),moon and flag. I am asking for in the file name, appeared the information that the emblem existed in British India.

Details of your request go here… -- 21:27, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
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Princely state of Pakistan - Swat and Khairpur[edit]

Article(s): en:Swat (princely state) en:Khairpur (princely state)

Please add an emblem of Swat [13]. Second request concerns coat of arms of the state of Khairpur, the coat of arms should be placed on the flag in order to improve its quality. Both pictures are not on Wikipedia
Details of your request go here… -- 22:08, 19 April 2021 (UTC)
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Coat of arms of Kingdom of Sikkim[edit]

Article(s): en:Kingdom of Sikkim

Please make a second, color version, as the coat of arms of an independent kingdom of Sikkim. The inscriptions should also be changed
Details of your request go here… -- 16:26, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
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Wappen Werra-Meissner-Kreis and Wappen Landkreis Börde[edit]

en:Börde (district)
Please make a SVG version of these files? Thanks. SpinnerLaserzthe2nd (talk) 05:06, 22 April 2021 (UTC)

Proposed flags of Norway (1821)[edit]

Flag of Norway
Could someone please create SVG files of the above proposals for the flag of Norway from 1821. More information on them can be seen on this page here. Thanks. Snow Lion Fenian (talk) 17:57, 2 May 2021 (UTC)
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England General Election Maps for 1997, 2001 and 2005[edit]

Article(s): Various

Please can maps be created in the same formula as above be created showing the results from the 1997, 2001 and 2005 UK General Election results within England not forgetting to change the boundaries to reflect those used at the time. (MOTORAL1987 (talk) 09:52, 3 May 2021 (UTC))
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Rendering issue, for an Inkscape generated .svg[edit]


Request for this .svg file on commons
I've some trouble with a .svg generated with Inkscape:
  1. Sample .png file generated to be displayed on Commons is not as expected (see 2020_PANGO_Mutation_prevalence_across_lineages-en.svg, the thumbnail above), as well as the same file displayed in MediaViewer (a .png image also, I suppose).
  2. correct, expected, rendering is done either with:
    • Chrome v90.0.4430.93 x64, see PNG_Test.png archive: [14]
    • Firefox v88.0 x64, see PNG_Test.png archive: [15]
    (but not the same resolution!)
  3. but there are some problems with:
    • Chromium v32.0.1700.6, or
    • Safari windows v5.1.7
    (they have the same rendering) see PNG_Test.png archive: [16]
  4. and, with Pale Moon v29.2.0 x64, it's almost correct (sorry, no picture at this time, some vertical offset, on text above grid map)
Images above are screenshots of the displays generated by the aforementioned browsers.
Moreover, I've trouble with Inkscape to generate proper .svg to be correctly displayed in either Chrome or Firefox.
I'm due to offset to the two top-right text-blocks (red & orange) to the right to have a correct rendering.
Screen copy of Inkscape layout can be seen in PNG_Test.png archive: [17]
A bit of information: I've edited some .svg text code manually, to suppress some xhtml/css. Then editing and (cleaning) with Inkscape.
Please, I need help or advice to locate my errors.
thanks, yours, --En rouge (talk) 14:51, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
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Sorry, it's not clear to me exactly which parts don't render properly. You may want to read through Wikipedia:SVG help (especially the "font-family issues" section), and maybe ask for help there. There is an ongoing problem with svg font rendering on Wikimedia/Wikipedia at smaller font sizes; I'm not sure if that's at the source of the problem you're referring to. RCraig09 (talk) 15:29, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
The file is overly complex. It has embedded svg elements. For example, the main title is embedded. On top of that, there is spurious text, so the SVG does not validate. Glrx (talk) 20:02, 6 May 2021 (UTC)


A QUESTION Good day! I am trying to make a coat of arms using your SVG coat of arms elements. May I know how to properly use them, or the steps that I should take in using multiple images for what i'll make? -- from

To Wikimedia Commons files may be used freely, subject to the terms of their Creative Commons licenses which should be present on each individual file description page (usually requires attribution). You might want to start your learning curve at Commons:Welcome. RCraig09 (talk) 19:42, 8 May 2021 (UTC)

Coat of arms of Portugal[edit]

Article: w:Coat of arms of Portugal

The coat of arms of Portugal is now having new look. On I discovered the newly official rendition of the national coat of arms, which looks have some differences from that depicted on the national flag, for example, the shield is surrounding by a golden border, not in red. It would be awesome if you can make true vectorized image for this version.
National Symbols Note: although there is a SVG image available on the top of page, it's not a true SVG.
President de Sousa's sppech
Official app at Google Play You may can extract it out after installation
Official app at App Store

--Great Brightstar (talk) 19:30, 9 May 2021 (UTC)

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