WP export function bugs…

Published January 24, 2010

Working on some upcoming Greyscale volumes that will include Wikipedia content, I am recently using very much the PDF/ODT export functionality that the Wikimedia Foundation has integrated during 2009 (in collaboration with PediaPress, a start-up located in Mainz, Germany).

An amazing feature is the proper implementation of footnotes when exporting a set of articles in ODT (Open Document Text) format. Unfortunately, they are a few glitches that need fine-tuning. I submitted some observations to the PediaPress bug-tracker, hopefully this will help to improve this functionality…

Submitted tickets:
* http://code.pediapress.com/wiki/ticket/770 (blank footnotes issue)
* http://code.pediapress.com/wiki/ticket/771 (hyperlinks in footnotes issue)

Some links:
* “Wikis_Go_Printable” – Wikimedia Foundation press release, December 2007.
* The Collection Extension for MediaWiki, developed by PediaPress

Related posts:
Wiki-to-print function active on German Wikipedia – January 27 2009

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