Category Archives: wikipedia

Inkscape and Perl

I’ve talked about it before. People who make SVG images do not correctly enter their text in their SVG editor. Result: The text does not appear or in the wrong place (Figure 1). If you then analyze the problem in … Continue reading

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Heal Tool Gimp

The Heal Tool of the photo editing program Gimp is a very useful tool. With it you can remove objects from pictures: lampposts, people, animals etc. See the example below. When you look closely, you will be able to see … Continue reading

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Raise layer

With Shift + PageUp it is possible in Inkscape to raise elements of your drawing into a higher layer. How that can be useful I experienced when editing a drawing for Wikimedia Commons: Ruanda This wasn’t an easy edit. The … Continue reading

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Old work

Some drawings that I once put on Wikimedia Commons. Gaul_nedversion.svg Pearl_Harbor_1941_nl.svg

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Again Estonia

It is an interesting project: the drawing of Estonia. This is what I have found: selecting all textobjects and subsequently group them, produced this drawing: Suddenly Estonia lies in South America. In the drawing one can discern Panama, Bogota, Equador, … Continue reading

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Copy and paste of text in Inkscape

See the drawing of Estonia on Wikimedia Commons. On the surface of it, it looks good until you enlarge it to 2000 px. Then the text starts to move. See the first drawing below (see for example the text ‚ÄúRussian … Continue reading

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New Wikipedia material

A template from the German Wikipedia. Two maps: one that tells you what you shouldn’t do and the other tells you how it should be done. Written in very formal German. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Regeln_und_Tipps_zur_Platzierung_von_Schrift_bei_der_Kartenerstellung.png

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Croptool Wikimedia Commons

There are several interesting tools which can make the life of editors of Wikimedia Commons and Wikipedia easier. One of them is the croptool of Wikimedia Commons. It is easy to cut parts of an image with this tool. Especially … Continue reading

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Cartography

On Wikimedia Commons you can not only find many good drawings and photos. You can also find many tools with which you can make illustrations. The SVG file below can be useful when you want to make a map: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Maps_template-en.svg

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Something to save

Really something to save. Material from Wikimedia Commons. The picture depicts icons which depict names of cities on a map. This can be useful for the future. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Graphics_Lab/Map_workshop

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