Thank you for your interest in adding to ScriptSource! We have tried to make the process for adding information to the site as simple as possible. This tutorial demonstrates how to add text with optional illustrations. If you do not wish to include illustrations in your submission, omit the relevant steps from the tutorial.

You may have reached this page from the How to contribute information tutorial, which instructs you as to how to find the correct form to submit something to the site. If not, the form is easy to locate:

  • Use the search bar or the browsing tools at the top of every page to navigate to the script, character, or language to which your submission pertains.
  • Select the appropriate subject area from the options displayed on every script, character, and language page.
  • Click the 'Add to ScriptSource' button on the left of the page; this will take you to a list of submission types (text, image, reference etc.).
  • Select 'Text with optional graphics', and then either 'Text with-' or 'Text without illustrations, graphics or images'.

This will take you to the correct form to submit a text entry. Everything that you enter on this form will be visible once your entry has been approved. We have provided guide text below each field to help you fill the form out. Note that fields marked with an asterisk are required, and if they are left blank the system will not allow you to submit the form.

First, think of a short title which will indicate to other users what the entry is about. Please use a noun or noun phrase for the title.

The next box, marked 'Contents' is where the main content of your submission goes. Text can either be entered directly into the form or typed up in a word processing document first and then copied into the form. Please use markup to format text. Information about our house writing style is available in the Style Manual.

Images (in .jpg or .png format) are inserted using the 'Included Media' field.

To add a single image, click the 'Browse' button and select the image you want from your hard drive. Please note, this control may look different depending on your browser and operating system.

Then go back to the 'Contents' box and insert a placeholder where you want the image to appear, using the markup format {media: filename }.

If you wish, add a caption below the image using the 'Caption' box.

To add multiple images, the images must first be compressed into a zip folder on your hard drive. Use the 'Browse' button to upload the entire zip folder. Then use the markup format {media: filename } to create placeholders in the 'Contents' box wherever you want each image to appear.

If you have drawn concepts, opinions, images or data from another source, acknowledge this in the 'Source' box, using the reference style specified in the Style Manual.

Format the 'Copyright' field as © yyyy name. Please note that (c) will not format correctly on the site; you will need to copy and paste the copyright symbol from the guide text below the text box.

Select a license from the dropdown in the 'License' field. We encourage the use of open content licenses; if you have written the entry yourself and hold the copyright to it, please consider selecting the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license.

The 'Contributor' field should be automatically filled in with your name. Check that this is correct.

The entry then needs to be associated with the pages on which you wish it to appear. Associations are made using the four panels ('Associated Scripts', 'Associated Languages', 'Associated Characters' and 'Associated Topics') at the bottom of the form. Every entry needs to be associated with one subject area within at least one Script, Language, Character or Topic. By default, the entry will be associated with the page you were on when you clicked the 'Add to ScriptSource' button at the start. Other associations can be added or deleted using the + and - buttons below each panel.

For further instructions please see Associations Help.

When you have finished, review your entry, then click the 'Save and Preview' or the 'Save and Submit for Approval' button at the bottom of the form. Both of these will give you the option to preview your submission and then submit it for moderation. (The 'Save and Continue Editing' button can be used at any time during the process to save what you have done so far without submitting it to the site moderators.) For details of the moderation and approval process, please see the Editorial Policy.

Your entry will not be visible on the site until it has been approved. You will be notified by email when it has been approved, or, if it is rejected or requires revision, you will be notified in the same way. We look forward to receiving your submission!