ScriptSource

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How to add documents or files

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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 a document or file to the site. If you would like to add an illustration as part of a text entry, please see How to add text with illustrations.

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 'File, document or software to download', and then choose the type of file from the dropdown menu.

To submit a single document or an archive containing multiple files

First, think of a short title that will identify the entry and give other users an indication of what the file is about. Enter it in the 'Title' field.

To upload multiple files to the site, first compress them into a .zip file. Individual files can be uploaded in their native format, or compressed into a .zip file to reduce file size. Then use the 'Browse' button to upload the file(s) to the site. Please note, this control may look different depending on your browser and operating system.

Enter a description of the file(s) in the 'Description' field, using markup to format text. You may wish to include a summary of the content covered in the file(s), along with information about the author, or comments about the accuracy or usefulness of the information. If you sourced the file from a particular web page or book or another place, please acknowledge this in the 'Source' field.

Everything on the site must be copyrighted and licensed. Please fill in the 'Copyright' field in the format © yyyy name. 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 entry then needs to be associated with the pages on which you wish it to appear. Please see 'How to associate your entry' for details of how to do this.

To submit a software archive or package

We do not normally host software on the site; this form is designed to point users to software hosted elsewhere on the web. However, if you wish to upload a software file which is not available anywhere else online, the form does accommodate this.

First, in the 'Title' field, you will need to enter a title which other users can use to search for and identify the software. Then select the type of software (font, encoding converter etc.) in question from the dropdown list.

Then enter the URL of the website where the software is available in the 'URL' field. If the software is not available online, you may provide the email address of the software developer instead. Also enter some 'Link text' so that the link will display as a short phrase rather than as a URL.

Type a descrption of the software into the 'Description' field, using markup to format text.

If you do wish to host a software file on ScriptSource, use the 'Browse' button to search for the file on your computer and upload it to the site. Please be aware that the software license must allow for unrestricted distribution to prevent your entry being rejected.

This control maylook different depending on your browser and operating system.

Everything on the site must be copyrighted and licensed. Please fill in the 'Copyright' field in the format © yyyy name. 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. This must reflect the licence already applied to the software and included in the package or archive.

We encourage the use of open software licenses; if you have developed the software yourself and hold the copyright to it, please consider selecting an appropriate open license such as the  SIL Open Font License.

The entry then needs to be associated with the pages on which you wish it to appear. Please see 'How to associate your entry' for details of how to do this.

How to associate your entry

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 or Character. By default, the entry will be associated with the page you were on when you clicked the 'Add to ScriptSource' button at the start. Associations can be added or deleted using the + and - buttons below each panel.

For further instructions, please see Associations Help.

Submit

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!

Copyright © 2017 SIL International and released under the  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 license (CC-BY-SA) unless noted otherwise. Language data includes information from the  Ethnologue. Script information partially from the  ISO 15924 Registration Authority. Some character data from  The Unicode Standard Character Database and locale data from the  Common Locale Data Repository. Used by permission.