Community Tech/Improve export of electronic books

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This page documents a project the Wikimedia Foundation's Community Tech team may work on in future. Development of this project has not yet been prioritized.
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Proposed in the 2019 Wishlist Survey.


Problem: Imagine if Wikipedia pages could not display for many days, or would only be available once in a while for many weeks. Imagine if Wikipedia displayed pages with missing informations or scrambled information. This is what visitors get when they download books from the French Wikisource. Visitors do not read books online in a browser. They want to download them on their reader in epub, mobi or pdf. The current tool (Wsexport) to export books in these formats has all those problems : on spring 2017, it was on and off for over a month ; after october 2017, mobi format did not work, then pdf stopped working. These problems still continue on and off.

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