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Help needed[edit]

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Bangla wikipedia's twinkle gadget stopped working. It says ‘Failed to retrieve edit token.’ Not just bnwiki, same on hiwiki. I think this is because of I think bn:মিডিয়াউইকি:Gadget-morebits.js needs correction. Help needed. আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 23:26, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Jayprakash12345: Could please take a look. It little bit urgent. --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 23:28, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hi আফতাবুজ্জামান, Twikle gadget on Bangla Wikipedia is very old. It is using XML format for API calls which is very-very old. Nowadays most of the dev uses JSON format for API call. So I strongly urge to upgrade it to the new version. For urgent basis, I fixed the speedy deletion and rollback modules of twinkle which is most used and usefull module. Maybe other modules can also work but I have tested only these module. See [1], [2], and [3]. চিয়ার্স--Jayprakash >>> Talk 20:23, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Jayprakash12345:, I've plan to work on it, soon I'll start. Regards, ZI Jony (Talk) 20:31, 9 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Mark as Done--Jayprakash >>> Talk 16:01, 16 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Tab to switch scripts in the Konkani Wikipedia[edit]

Hello Jayprakash12345 / Indic-TechCom team, we need some help to write a gadget on the Konkani Wikipedia.

The Konkani Wikipedia contains articles in three scripts: Latin, Devanagari and Kannada. We have a widely-used template called Lipi that creates tabs that contain links to articles on the same topic but written in different scripts (see, for example the tabs below the page title on Konknni bhas). Could you help write a gadget that would replace the template Lipi, if it exists on a page, by a tab, maybe using the p-cactions portlet? I'm thinking of something like the tab that converts between Cyrillic and Latin text in the Serbian Wikipedia.

Thanks in advance, The Discoverer (talk) 20:47, 19 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Watchlist-notices display problem on Tewiki[edit]

Hi Indic-TechCom team, I tried to activate Watchlist-notices on Telugu Wikipedia. I am facing the problem of watchlist-notice not getting displayed, when I view my watchlist page as display-style is becoming 'none'. I have updated all relevant style sheets, but could not debug it. Can you help at the earliest, as I am all set to display my first message. --Arjunaraoc (talk) 05:33, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Arjunaraoc Ji, Can you check now. I made a change on MediaWiki:Common.css.--Jayprakash >>> Talk 06:58, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@User:Jayprakash12345, Thanks. It is working. I wonder why the default enwiki code failed.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 07:03, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@User:Jayprakash12345, Can you look into why the dismiss button that appears on enwiki is not appearing, when you can spare some more time? --Arjunaraoc (talk) 07:18, 23 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@User:Jayprakash12345, As the navigation buttons VTE are appearing next to message, occupying more space which is not mobile friendly, can you hide them for now? Thanks.--Arjunaraoc (talk) 03:39, 24 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Request of joining this community[edit]

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hi my name is kamran zafar, also an asian, also belongs to indic nation, wanted to join this amazing community to learn and grow on wikipedia Kayzed4343 (talk) 16:58, 27 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Indic Wikisource stats and Indic Wikisource contest Tool[edit]

Hello @Jayprakash12345 / Indic-TechCom team,

Indic Wikisource stats and Indic Wikisource contest are not working about 5 month. Kindly resolve the issue as soon as possible. This both tools are very much required for Indic Wikisource proofread-a-thon November 2022.Jayanta (CIS-A2K) (talk) 16:25, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How to increase font size and background of color of comma and full stop in my Info-farmer/common.css[edit]

I have eye-vision problem. I want to increase font size and color of punctuation marks esp., comma and full stop. Then only i can understand quickly with out zooming text. In my css, using .pagetext for whole page text. How can i change the above told punctuation marks? what is the code for my user space css? My css: s:ta:user:Info-farmer/common.css

Info-farmer (talk) 03:28, 11 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello @Info-farmer.

I don't think its possible to target certain characters and apply styles to them using just CSS. We'll need to use JavaScript to add a class around the characters that you want to target and then use that class to apply the necessary CSS. Please take a look at this answer on StackOverflow as an example:
I think you'll need to build a user script to achieve this.
APatro (WMF) (talk) 05:40, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will try --Info-farmer (talk) 06:48, 26 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Fixed it by some tweaks. It can be improved. Check here. --Jnanaranjan sahu (talk) 07:11, 15 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Image Crop Tool for Sanskrit wikisource.[edit]

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There is no Image Crop Tool installed for sa.wikisource. Kindly provide this tool. Ramesam54 (talk) 15:13, 12 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Ramesam54: you can use crop image script personally by adding below to s:sa:User:Ramesam54/common.js
For sitewide usage ask local admin add gadget by copying from s:kn:Mediawiki:Cropimage.js page to s:sa:Mediawiki:Cropimage.js and add below to
to editing-tools-for-Page-namespace section on s:sa:Mediawiki:Gadgets-definition page .~aanzx © 22:27, 12 August 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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License Import Improvement Request[edit]


Thank you for your wonderful work. Recently, I started using WikiFile Transfer to import local uploads from Enwiki to Tewiki. It is a very helpful tool that reduces a lot of manual effort and allows Wikimedians to spend their time elsewhere. However, our fellow Wikimedian Chaduvari found that it is not importing the license to Tewiki. So, users again need to manually add that to the files. Considering the volume of work (thousands of articles without photos are being improved with this tool), this would definitely be a burden for users.

Therefore, we would like to request you to see if it can be improved in such a way that license details are also imported. Thank you for considering.

Pavan Santhosh Surampudi (talk) 03:47, 23 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Wikifunctions - learn about and contribute to the project[edit]

Greetings all. This is more of an "FYI" than a specific request, but I think you all might be interested. (This appears to be the best way to contact the group. Please redirect, or archive or remove this post, if necessary).

Briefly: If you are interested in, the newest Wikimedia project, we invite you to join us! There are many ways to contribute, and many ways to learn more about the project. There is also a video-meeting on Monday where you can ask questions and learn about recent updates.

In detail: We invite you to visit the wiki - - There you can:

  • read more about the project,
  • create new functions, contribute to existing functions, and suggest new functions,
  • participate in discussions about content and about policy,
  • share feedback about anything you find confusing in the system or documentation, or requests for new features.

Your perspectives, contributions, and feedback are needed to help make this a useful and global resource.

We also invite you to join the next edition of the Wikifunctions & Abstract Wikipedia Volunteers’ Corner – a monthly 30 minute video meeting – that will take place online on 4 December at 18:30 UTC, on Google Meet at this link. In this meeting we will give a quick update on the development and upcoming changes, offer space for questions from you, and, if time permits, collaboratively create a new function. Bring ideas for a new function along!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or suggestions.

Best wishes, Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 01:16, 2 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

To add more feature in WikiFile Transfer[edit]


I frequently utilize the WikiFile Transfer Tool; however, a notable challenge arises when transferring images from one Wiki to another. After the transfer, users must manually add the license, description, and other details to the target Wiki. I kindly request the implementation of an automatic process so that when users transfer an image, the license, description, and other relevant information seamlessly transfer to the target Wiki as well. Your consideration of this enhancement is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. - Jagseer S Sidhu (talk) 15:02, 10 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]