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Why are the characters in the math expressions on some wiki pages slanted or lying down? [closed]

When I was looking through some wiki pages, I noticed that some characters were actually slanted or lying down. More precisely, they are reflected horizontally and then rotated 90 degree anticlockwise....
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adding map data to wikipedia

I'm trying to add map data to Walnut Creek (Central Texas) and am having some difficulty doing so. To wit, I added the following KML to wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Attached_KML/...
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How to edit the preview picture in mobile wikipedia

In mobile version of Wikipedia, when searching for an article, some articles have a preview picture/thumbnail. How can this picture be edited or changed?
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Own theme for Wikipedia

I'm annoyed by the default "theme" of Wikipedia on a PC or Laptop - since its long lines are hard to read. Is there a way to set an own theme for Wikipedia to shrink the displayed width and ...
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How can you search meta-data tags in Media Wiki / Wikipedia?

I'm not sure if meta-data tags / name-value pairs is what I'm referring to or not, but I'd like to be able to search Wikipedia's sidebar tags such as the ones displayed in the screenshot below:
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Some codes added to URL when accessing Wikipedia from Gmail and how to prevent it

What are these numbers and codes that are added to each my Wikipedia link when I click it in Gmail: Who is responsible (who is tracking me -- Gmail or Wiki)? How to prevent it?
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Is there an API for querying the size of a Wikipedia article, given its title?

I'm writing a browser extension that attaches the wikipedia article length next to movie titles on lists from imdb.com. Hopefully, longer articles indicate better movies. Getting the length in words ...
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Transclude a page from another language or another project

In Wikipedia, to copy the content of another page (called "transclusion"), you just need to add {{:SourcePageName}} in the destination page. Is it possible to transclude a page from: Another ...
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Is there a tool to clean up Wikipedia articles where there are duplicate references?

Sometimes when editing Wikipedia I find an article where references have been duplicated. Is there a tool that makes it easy to merge all those references to the same url into just one reference? ...
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What is the easiest way to fix multiple dead links a article Wikipedia?

As I've started editing Wikipedia I've noticed that some older articles will have many dead links with no archived url attached. What is the best way to handle this besides manually finding the ...
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Is there a tool to show all images for all Wikipedia pages in a specific category?

For example, let's say I want to see a list of all wikipedia pages in the category trees with the first image list in each article. Is there any tool out there right now to do this? It seems like ...
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Need help understanding project codes in Wikimedia pagecounts dumps (hourly num visits per page)

I need this understanding for legally scaping Wikipedia/Wikimedia from their so-called pagecounts dumps. While I am writing software, this is not a programming question. It is a question about the ...
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How can I find the pageview count of all articles in a Wikipedia category?

I'm trying to find the most popular pages in the logos requested category and add them.
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How can I modify categories on a Wikipedia Talk page?

I was looking at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikipedia_requested_logos and noticed one article already had the logo. So I tried to remove the category from the talk page but couldn't figure ...
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How can I know how many people have their own page on Wikipedia?

I want to know how many people have been famous (=have their own Wikipedia page) since the beginning of time. Is there a way I can see all the articles of the same category? Maybe querying the entire ...
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How to check why a fair use image was removed from Wikipedia?

I visited a Wikipedia page about cartoons created by the Chinese government, whose image I feel would fall under fair use. Going through the article history, I see that there was a link to an image ...
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Disable Wikipedia's link preview when not logged in

I'd like to disable Wikipedia's article previews that are shown when hovering over a link: I know I can disable those when being logged in but most of the time I'm using Wikipedia without being ...
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Can I request a translation for a wikipedia page into a non-english language?

Let's say I find a rather useful page that exists in English and other languages but not in mine (French). If I don't want or can't do the translation myself, is there any way I can request a ...
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Meaning of the color highlighting in personal Wikipedia articles

In the articles about people I noticed that some names have different highlighting. Googling give me a lot of nonsense Wiki articles about colors. What does the color mean around names?
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Wikipedia API - get random page(s) using rest api

I try to get a random page in Wikipedia using their rest api. I do as suggested in https://stackoverflow.com/a/56518662 : curl -X GET "https://en.wikipedia.org/api/rest_v1/page/random/summary" but ...
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Is it possible to upload CC-BY-SA licensed works on YouTube?

Is it actually possible? Has it been possible in the past? Did this option ever get discussed? Did google ever talk about it? If not possible, one can't actually upload (or repost) a CC-BY-SA video ...
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Shift heading levels

When editing Wikipedia, I want to turn several sections into subsections in order to group them into one section. So within them, I have to turn section headings into subsection headings, but also ...
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Is there a way a normal user can view very old Wikipedia articles?

There is a deleted Wikipedia article I'm trying to see. It's not on the Wayback Machine or archive.is, and it was deleted 2006, before Deletionpedia started, so I can't find it there. Is there any ...
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How to delete my Wikimedia/Wikipedia account?

With the General Data Protection Regulation, deleting own's account becomes a right that some might choose to exercise one day. In that context, how should someone proceed to delete their Wikimedia ...
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Back reference in Wikipedia

Say an entry A has a cross-reference pointing to entry B. Is there any chance that given entry B, we can know it is referred by entry A (any probably other entries)?
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What are the different "classes" for Wikipedia biography articles and what do they mean?

Note, this is my first time on this stack exchange, I did look at other questions here to see if mine would be appropriate, and based on the other questions in the "wikipedia" tag I decided to ask it ...
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How do add an IPA transcription with the vowel sound /ɜː/ without it becoming /ɜːr/

I'm adding an IPA transcription of a city with an odd pronunciation that foreigners (but still English speakers) hardly every get right. ({{IPAc-en|'|k|r|æ|n|,|b|ɜː|n}}) becomes /ˈkrænˌbɜːrn/ ...
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Force Wikipedia to always work in mobile version on desktop PC

I pretty much like and enjoy Wikipedia in mobile version, when browsing it on desktop PC, both for reading and editing the articles. Mostly for cleanness of the interface. Is there any way to force ...
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default wikipedia.org gadget settings

Wikipedia.org only has a toggle for "Restore all default settings (in all sections)" meaning not just gadgets. Equivalent of killing my full account settings to tie my tie exactly. I know technology ...
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disable/change access keys for wikipedia

As I stumbled upon an add-on to control the Spotify web player from a keyboard, I noticed that sites like Wikipedia are using so-called access keys to up/downgrade users experience. That is alright ...
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Wikipedia article's semi-protection has expired, but it is still semi-protected

I thought the semi-protection status expires automatically, but I guess this is not so. Who is responsible for enforcing that an article whose expiration date has passed for semi-protection is in ...
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How do I preview a template?

I wish to edit a template that is frequently used. How do I preview it so I don't have to publish in order to view the results?
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Can I be forced to keep my Wikipedia account?

I have an account on the Scratch Wiki but I have been informed by the site that I am not allowed to delete this. I have had several messages informing me that I am not allowed to delete the data that ...
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How can I use Wikipedia's "Reading List" from the web browser?

On the Android app for Wikipedia, when viewing an article, there's an option to "Add to Reading List". Is this feature available in the web version of Wikipedia? I haven't been able to find ...
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Set language of Wikipedia article on mobile page

I want to change the language of a Wikipedia article, as you would do on the left navigation bar in desktop view. Unfortunately I can't find the functionality on mobile view without switching to ...
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How to upload a "fair use" image to Wikipedia - Wikimedia does not allow it

I gave up trying to find how to upload an image allowed by the press dept. I read in one place in Wikipedia that I could use {{Non-free promotional}} {{Fairuse}} but it is probably not what they ...
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Linking Wikipedia articles in different languages [closed]

Wikipedia pages have the article in different languages on the left pane. How does this linking work? I have also noticed that the language options change when you go to one that is listed there. Are ...
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How do I export Wikipedia article collections to epub?

I used to do that a year or two ago and it was pretty straightforward back than (there was «Export to epub» link or something like this on the left pane of a Wikipedia page). Not any more! Currently, ...
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How do I update Wikipedia citations for pages which are no longer available?

The Wikipedia page for User Account Control includes the following citation. Bott, Ed (2007-02-02). "What triggers User Account Control prompts?". Currently this citation leads to a 404 error, ...
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Mediawiki shut down old passwords. Can it be bypassed?

As submitted in multiple bug reports, Mediawiki has a recent bug that prevents users with old passwords (such that weren't changed in years) from staying logged in. If such users try logging in, they ...
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What does an italic title of a Wikipedia article indicate?

The titles of most Wikipedia articles aren't italic (example article). But some are (example). Making the title of a Wikipedia article italic isn't trivial and there is a special Wikipedia article ...
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How to download the audio files on Wikipedia pages?

Sometimes a Wikipedia page contains audio files that I would like to download and save, for example, the individual pronunciations in the IPA chart for consonants. However, I wasn't able to find any ...
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How to edit software repository in an infobox on Wikipedia?

I'd like to update the repository URL on this page, but I could not find where it is set. How can I update it to https://github.com/josephwright/beamer ?
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Why is it that templates on Wikipedia becomes "Template:I"?

On this wiktionary page: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:HSK_list_of_Mandarin_words/Advanced_Mandarin#y There are template usage that renders as Template:I instead of the template usage, e.g. ...
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How to edit the subtitle/tagline in mobile Wikipedia?

In mobile version of Wikipedia, some articles have a subtitle AKA tagline. For example, in the article about Executive Order 13769 it says "United States executive order about foreigners entering the ...
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How can I change the title of a Wikipedia article?

It appears to me that the title of this page must be changed from "Euclidean Division" to "Euclidean Division Lemma". So, how can I do this given that the "edit" option of Wikipedia only allows to ...
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How can I permanently disable the mobile version of Wikipedia on mobile devices?

I've seen that there are user scripts that Wikipedia users can add to their user profiles. Is there a way to add detect whether the mobile is active and redirect to the desktop version this way?
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Is this behaviour correct when using the Wikipedia search box?

I am searching using two key words "statue" and "liberté" on the French Wikipédia page: None of the first 3 results are even remotely close to the article I am looking for (why are these results even ...
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How to enable the visual editor on Wikipedia

To enable it, go to the "Editing" section of your preferences and uncheck the box that says "Temporarily disable the visual editor while it is in beta," the last option under "Editor." Done that, and ...
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How can one link to a specific portion of Wikipedia article?

I wish to link to a specific portion of a Wikipedia article. For example in this article about Mahatma Gandhi, I wish to create a link such that clicking on the link takes the user directly to the ...