Here it is described how to obtain the diagrams of The Urantia Book, that have been cataloged following the task Creating a catalog of diagrams.
Diagrams are a very special type of content because they are not simple text with images such as books, articles or study aids.
Diagrams are usually available as simple images in
JPG format. The diagrams in these formats are not very useful because what is intended with the diagrams is to go one step further than what the images offer and allow extra functionalities such as:
The process here will therefore be the conversion of any diagram to SVG format by introducing the above functionality (links, pop-ups and scalability).
If you are a “Chief Editor” and will be using the GitHub platform, diagrams should be saved in these GitHub project folders:
/output/wikijs/en/article for English diagrams,
/output/wikijs/es/article for diagrams in Spanish, etc. Within these folders we will create another one, if it does not exist, with the author’s name (with blank spaces replaced by underscores). Finally, inside the author’s folder, we will create a Markdown file with a unique name following this criteria:
The_Master_Universe.md. If the title were Las personalidades del Espíritu Infinito (Spanish), the file would be
If you are an “Assistant Editor” and you are not going to use the GitHub platform to send files, simply create any folder on your PC in which to leave the diagrams that you create. Then when you send your work to an Administrator he or she will take care of creating the correct folders.
The format to use is Markdown and within it we will use SVG.
The “Assistant Editor” should add the following to the Markdown file:
For example, this would be a possible very simplified Markdown file:
--- title: "The Sun" description: published: true date: 2021-11-28T14:02:03.086Z tags: Cosmology, Astronomy publisher: markdown dateCreated: 2021-11-28T14:02:03.086Z --- Author: **John Doe** <svg width="100" height="100"> <circle cx="50" cy="50" r="40" stroke="green" stroke-width="4" fill="yellow" /> </svg>
The creation of SVG content is outside the scope of this help and would involve the use of image vectorization software such as Inkscape or similar. This task should be carried out by a “Chief Editor” with experience in creating vector graphics.
If you are a “Chief Editor” using GitHub you can submit diagrams as detailed in the Chief Editors Help; if you are an “Assistant Editor”, you can simply send the Markdown files to any Administrator’s email or to email@example.com.