User talk:Yair rand

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Welcome to Wikimedia Commons, Yair rand!

Wiktionary logo candidate (Graphic Lab/Illustration workshop)[edit]

Hi Yair rand, I see that you must be hurry in your request, but unfortunately, I can't do SVG (you maybe want to personally ask other wikigraphist's user page's talk, please check the list at Commons:Graphic_Lab/wikigraphists). However, it seems that I can create a favicon for your request... What favicon format do you want? PNG 16px maybe? Ivan Akira (talk) 02:18, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Oh yeah, the favicon artwork from me may look not too good... I'm sorry if my artwork won't satisfy you. Ivan Akira (talk) 02:31, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
You can see the result at Commons:Graphic_Lab/Illustration_workshop#Wiktionary_logo_candidate. Oh yeah, I'm only created the favicon in PNG format, 16px version. Ivan Akira (talk) 07:01, 30 January 2010 (UTC)
Isn't there a specific standard file format for favicons? I think it's something like .fav or .ico or something like that... --Yair rand (talk) 00:00, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Yap, that's right... The best format for favicon is the .ICO format... Ivan Akira (talk) 01:49, 31 January 2010 (UTC)
Hi, I have redrawn the logo in svg, but mediawiki don't support the blurry effect; And I need text for the left page... see the result: File:Wiktionary-logo_wpstyle_redrawn.png Otourly (talk) 12:10, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
The actual text on the left page can't be used for a few reasons, mainly because the text came from a copyrighted source and that it can't be multilingual if it's recognizable as English. Would it be possible to make it look somewhat as if it's actual text while small, while not containing any actual text? --Yair rand (talk) 03:07, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Tip: Categorizing images[edit]

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Hello, Yair rand!

Tip: Add categories to your images

Thanks a lot for contributing to the Wikimedia Commons! Here's a tip to make your uploads more useful: Why not add some categories to describe them? This will help more people to find and use them.

Here's how:

1) If you're using the UploadWizard, you can add categories to each file when you describe it. Just click "more options" for the file and add the categories which make sense:


2) You can also pick the file from your list of uploads, edit the file description page, and manually add the category code at the end of the page.

[[Category:Category name]]

For example, if you are uploading a diagram showing the orbits of comets, you add the following code:

[[Category:Astronomical diagrams]]

This will make the diagram show up in the categories "Astronomical diagrams" and "Comets".

When picking categories, try to choose a specific category ("Astronomical diagrams") over a generic one ("Illustrations"). Pro-tip: The CommonSense tool can help you find the best category for your image.

Thanks again for your uploads! More information about categorization can be found in Commons:Categories, and don't hesitate to leave a note on the help desk.

CategorizationBot (talk) 10:58, 6 February 2010 (UTC)


Hi, thank you for you encouragements, well, Inkscape currently can't make a curved perspective of a text; the best as I can do is convert text as path, and only the top and the bottom of the page is curved, the body would be rectilinear. So I don't really know how to manage this. Otourly (talk) 09:24, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Hm, if Inkscape can't make a curved perpective of text, all the more reason to just use slightly ridged lines to give a text-y effect rather than actual text, no? If the lines were worked right, it would probably work great, even if zooming in reveals that there is no actual text. Would this be possible? (I'm not completely sure I understood what you meant, so if my comment made no sense please tell me.) Thanks. --Yair rand (talk) 10:09, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Picture of the Year voting round 1 open[edit]

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