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SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India

Rajeeb Dutta
Hello everyone,



As it is said, "A picture is worth a thousand words but vector
illustrations are even better", [Attribution
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiConference_India_2016/Submissions/A_picture_is_worth_a_thousand_words_but_vector_illustrations_are_even_better>].
I am delighted to announce the "SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India".
SVG Translation Campaign 2019 in India is a planned 38-day long campaign to
translate the English-labelled SVG files into Indian languages for use on
regional language Wikipedias. During Wikigraphists Bootcamp in September
2018
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Conference/KCVelaga/Wikigraphists_Bootcamp_(2018_India)/Report>,
we had several Wikimedians from India who were trained on using Inkscape
and other tools, to create vector illustrations (SVG is a file format for
vector graphics, like JPG for raster graphics). This campaign is a
follow-up of that project and also with a goal to promote the idea of
vector graphics among the larger Indian community. Often, we see
English-labelled SVG files being used on Indian Wikipedias, this campaign
also helps us to have localised SVG files with labels in regional languages
to be used on Wikipedias.



More about the campaign can be seen at:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:SVG_Translation_Campaign_2019_in_India,
where all the required material to understand about vector graphics and
SVGs is already listed. There will be campaign specific tutorials for the
campaign posted soon at:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:SVG_Translation_Campaign_2019_in_India/Resources
.



This message is to notify the community about the planned campaign, more
details to follow soon. The campaign starts on 21st. February 2019, marking
"International Mother Language Day", and will continue till 31st March
2019. To make it easy for the participants, a list of images (inclusive,
but not limited to) will posted at:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:SVG_Translation_Campaign_2019_in_India/File_list
.



All the communities are invited to actively take part in the campaign, you
can sign-up yourself as a "Community organiser" for your language at
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:SVG_Translation_Campaign_2019_in_India/Organisers
(max
two per community), or just sign up as a participant at
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:SVG_Translation_Campaign_2019_in_India/Participants
.



If you would like to organise a small onsite event, please sign up at:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:SVG_Translation_Campaign_2019_in_India/Offline_Events,
before 21st January 2019. So that it'll help us to finalise the budget.



It might sound confusing, but all the resources required for smooth
participation will be online far before the campaign starts on 21st
February 2019. If you have any questions, please email me or post at
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons_talk:SVG_Translation_Campaign_2019_in_India
.




Thanks,

Rajeeb Dutta

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