कॉमन्स:आवाज परिचय परियोजना

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Screenshot of an English-Wikipedia infobox including a Voice Intro Project audio file. In this case the subject is Paolo Nespoli, who made his recording in November 2017, on board the International Space Station!

A project to make audio recordings in which Wikipedia subjects speak their name and introduce themselves, in response to a blog post, "Requesting open-licensed, open-format recordings of the voices of Wikipedia subjects for Wikimedia Commons" by Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing).

First suggested in a blog post, "Requesting open-licensed, open-format recordings of the voices of Wikipedia subjects for Wikimedia Commons" by Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing).


So that we know what notable people sound like; and how they pronounce their own names.

  • as a way of identifying a person for people that have a vision impairment
  • to confirm a person's identity, if you've heard them on, say, the radio
  • to distinguish them from someone else with the same name

The pronunciation is useful:

  • if you are about to meet them
  • if you are about to mention them in a presentation or on air

In fact, you’d have the canonical pronunciation of their name: their own.

हम क्या कर सकते हैं?

यदि आप एक विकिपीडिया लेख का विषय हैं, कृपया आप आपनी आवाज की एक OGG ऑडियो रिकॉर्डिंग कर अपलोड करें।

If you're a Wikimedian working with notable people, you can do that for them.

If you are (or your subject is) fluent in more than one language, please record a separate file in each.

Try to find somewhere quiet to make the recording - even taking a few steps away from other people's conversations helps. If you're outdoors, get out of the wind.

मैं ऐसा नहीं कर सकता

If you can't make an ogg file (or don't know what that means) you can upload an mp3 or other audio file to your own website, or a service like Audioboo (or email it to a Wikimedia Commons volunteer) and release it under an open licence, and we'll do the conversion for you. Please drop a note on this page's talk page if you do; or if you have questions or need help.

Another alternative is to contact a volunteer on WhatsApp - please ask for contact details.

मुझे क्या कहना चाहिए

आमतौर पर लोग कहते हैं:

"Hello, my name is [name]. I was born in [place] and I have been [job or position] since [year]"

Please include a brief pause between "my name is" and your name.

You're welcome to say more!

Listen to some of the examples, in the project's English-language category.

क्या नहीं कहना

  • इस उल्लेख न करें कि आप विकिपीडिया/विकिपीडिया कॉमन्स के लिए रिकॉर्डिंग कर रहे हैं।
  • विज्ञापन, वकालत, धर्मांतरण या राजनीति नहीं।

आपका अधिक कहने के लिए स्वागत है!

  • Add a link to the recording, from the subject's page on Wikidata, using P990, with a qualifier specifying the language used.
  • Transcribe the recording, as Timed Text captions.

The files

Files are sorted into categories, by language. See a list of categories, at Category:Voice intro project.

Press coverage

see Commons:Voice intro project/Coverage