Talk:Testimonial letters

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Regularly testimonial letters published in The Rajneesh Times (USA) as "Testimonial for Bhagwan". We have most of scans of the newspaper. Is it required scans from them for this project?--DhyanAntar 13:24, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Are these testimonials published in TRT(USA) different (extra) from the ones we have in the OHS collection? Easiest to find this out after we have done the pages, I guess. --Sugit (talk) 13:31, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Yes, it is. I will check them when we add the pages.--DhyanAntar 15:34, 13 April 2022 (UTC)

Making pages

For the individual testimonial pages, templates are used; there are 9 Types (three nopdf types added 19, 20 & 23 Aug 2022 to enable page creation in absence of pdf):
{{testimonial-Type1 = template for typed English. Leave field "language" empty.
{{testimonial-Type1-nopdf = template for typed English as above, used when pdf is unavailable, but transcript IS available.
{{testimonial-Type2a = template for Handwritten English, no transcript. Note that for this type and Type2-nopdf below image will be larger and left-aligned
{{testimonial-Type2-nopdf = template for Handwritten English, as above, used when pdf is unavailable.
{{testimonial-Type2b = template for Handwritten English, with transcript
{{testimonial-Type3 = template for typed other languages, always with a translation
{{testimonial-Type3-nopdf = template for typed other languages as above, used when pdf is unavailable, but transcripts ARE available.
{{testimonial-Type4a = template for Handwritten other languages, no transcript
{{testimonial-Type4b = template for Handwritten other languages, with transcript
On these pages, the input-fields for all Types are the same: that makes changing the Type easy. So e.g. Type2a also has the field "transcript =". This is superfluous there, but handy for later changes, as for Type 2b it will be needed again.
Same for field "translation =" and "language =": superfluous in most Types, just leave it empty, except where appropriate.
Same logic for new nopdf-subtypes, ie leave unnecessary fields blank, and can be converted easily to regular Types when pdf available.
And note for sannyasins with both legal and sannyas names: both names will appear in the table as "Sannyas Name (Legal Name)", likewise in the "This letter is from X" bolded sentence, but the page title will only have "Testimonial letter from Sannyas Name".