Doteli Wikimedians User Group/Events/SVG Translation Workshop 2019 in Nepal

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SVG Translation Workshop 2019 in Nepal
SVG Translation Workshop 2019 in Nepal
SVG Translation Workshop 2019 in Nepal logo
BeginsMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
EndsMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
CoordinatesCoordinates: 27°, 42°
CoordinatorNirajan pant
Organised byDoteli Wikimedians
Wikimedians of Nepal

About SVG Translation Workshop 2019 in Nepal[edit]

SVG Translation Workshop in Nepal is one-day event to translate the SVG files into Nepalese languages for use of regional language Wikipedias. This event is intended to promote the idea of vector graphics among the Nepalese community. Often, we see English-labelled SVG files being used on Nepalese Wikipedias, this will also helps us to have localised SVG files with labels in regional languages to be used on Wikipedias. This workshop will be conducted in collaboration with SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India, a 38-day long campaign to translate the SVG files into Indian languages.

Example of SVG translation
Please go through the resources page of the STC2019 in India to learn about translating an SVG file. The page has various resources to learn about vector illustrations, SVGs, Inkscape. It also contains tutorials of how to translate a file using Inkscape, and upload it back to Commons.

Event details[edit]

Date and time for the Workshop: 16 March 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Venue: Maitreya Technology, Old Baneshwor, Nepal

Timeline: The workshop will be organized on 16 March 2019. The overall timeline is as follows:

  • Initial discussion among Wikimedians of Nepal, Doteli Wikimedians and Maithili Wikimedians: 14–23 February 2019
  • Setting up event pages: by 25 January 2019
  • Community notification for participation: 2 March 2019
  • Proposed date of Workshop: 16 March 2019, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Proposed Venue: Maitreya Technology, Old Baneshwor, Nepal
  • Report published: 30 March 2019

Workshop goal[edit]

This workshop is to introduce the necessity of translation of SVG images in local language and their use in respective Wikipedias of language of Nepal. The workshop will contribute translated SVG images primarily in Nepali, Maithili and Doteli language to Wikimedia Commons. The primary goals of the Workshop are set to be:

  • Introduction of SVG translation among Wikimedians in Nepal
  • Introducing the use of SVG translation applications and commons to maintain translated images
  • To promote translation and use of SVG images in Nepali, Maithili and Doteli language Wikipedias

Expected number of participants: 10-15

Image List to Translate: Click Here for the List

Discussion Etherpad: STW2019inNepal


Estimated budget breakdown

S.N. Type of Expense Approx. Amount (NPR) Comments
1 Venue, Internet service, Snacks/refreshment 9,500
2 Banners and Stickers 1,700
3 Travel Expenses 3,300 Transportation cost during event
4 Miscellaneous 1,284 Stationery (folder files, notebooks, pencils, markers), e.t.c
Total 15,784 NPR


  • Reporting:

Program Schedule[edit]

  • Basic introduction of Inkscape and SVG translation
  • Demonstration on screen [projector]
  • SVG translation in Nepali, Maithili and Doteli
  • Questions
  • Feedback (written) from participants
  • Wrap up

Steps to participate[edit]

Following these steps will help you to participate in the campaign with ease.
  1. Add your signature to the participants list.
  2. Watch this video about vector graphics:
  3. Watch this video about basics of Inkscape:
  4. Watch this video about translating SVG files and participating in this campaign:
  5. Download and install Inkscape (from General resources section)
  6. Download and install required fonts (from Fonts section)
  7. Choose and download the SVG file that want to translate from Wikimedia Commons.
  1. Download and translate the file
  2. Upload the file to Wikimedia Commons with the language code at the end of the orginal file name (change the lang code from 'en' to your language code if language code exist already) and tag it with required categories
  3. Add Category:STW2019 in Nepal to the uploaded image



  1. SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India

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