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WikiProject France (Rated Project-class)
This page is within the scope of WikiProject France, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of France on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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Quality scaleEdit

There is a discussion at Template talk:WikiProject France concerning the quality scale, if anyone has interest in that. --awkwafaba (📥) 12:33, 7 October 2021 (UTC)

Éric Zemmour. far right?Edit

There is ongoing discussion at the talkpage as to how Éric Zemmour's political views should be presented in the lead of the article, and how newspapers designation of him as "far right" should be handled. Participate if interested, thanks. Hemiauchenia (talk) 05:25, 10 October 2021 (UTC)

Romualdas Giedraitis -> Romuald GiedroyćEdit

There is a proposal to move the article from Romualdas Giedraitis to Romuald Giedroyć. Your input is of interest. I am putting this in here because the individual concerned served in the Grande Armée and was connected to Napoleon's wife, Josephine Beauharnais.--Cukrakalnis (talk) 21:57, 11 October 2021 (UTC)

Historical BrittanyEdit

France experts, would you please assess this diff Special:Diff/1050685551 and its rather unhinged edit note. There is previous - see the talk page. Monxton (talk) 22:15, 21 October 2021 (UTC)

These regions ARE part of Brittany. However, they are not part of the "Region of Brittany" (a political state, not a geological region). So, in short YES it is in Brittany, Nantes and Loire (most of it) are within Brittany. You can see more here: Province de Bretagne. Coldstreamer20 (talk) 21:11, 29 November 2021 (UTC)
Well I am grateful for any response. But I don't need to "see more", because I am not going to edit the article. I came here because I thought this WikiProject was a place for France experts, who might assess the edit, which clearly is not impartial. If nobody here cares what WP says in the Brittany article, then I'll not care right along with you. Monxton (talk) 00:12, 2 December 2021 (UTC)

Invitation to improve Antisemitism in FranceEdit

Hello. An editor has asked on my Talk page about completing some unfinished material (a couple of empty sections, mostly) at the article Antisemitism in France. While I'd love to help, I'm oversubscribed just now, so I thought I'd mention it here, and invite anyone who would like to, to join in. If you search-on-page for 'This section is empty' you'll find them. @Elinruby:, is this something you'd enjoy? Thanks! Mathglot (talk) 18:07, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

Hi, I could help with the empty New antisemitism section if you or someone else could provide links to WP:RS on the subject. My skill in the French language is intermediate for reading and less than that for writing - though I don't expect to write any French. A Thousand Words (talk) 18:19, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, 1Kwords. I added a bit of material into that section because another editor was about to delete it so I felt under pressure, but it was just the minimum I thought I could get away with, so if you can improve or expand it, please do! The "Expand section" banners at the top of the section has "find sources" links that you can click, which will generate tons of reliable sources on the topic, almost all of them in English.d Mathglot (talk) 11:11, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
I am currently in a wikibreak. Possibly permanent. I am thinking of coming back to at least tie up loose ends in Liberation of France and this is tangentially related, so I may at some point look at it, but right now as far as I am concerned if someone wants to work on these articles, the more the merrier. I definitely don’t have ongoing work going on in the antisemitism article at the moment, so no need to worry about edit conflicts over here. Side note, strongly recommend linking to Le Juif et la France if the article doesn’t already do that. Also the part about the prime minister bargaining with the occupation government, and the SNCF strike, as these aren’t common knowledge among English speakers. Liberation of France also still needs to cover the League of Nations (as background) and the United Nations. HTH Elinruby (talk) 09:30, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
Thanks, Elinruby. "Le Juif et la France" is the main topic of the #Propaganda section currently, which I'd like to see expanded to cover other propaganda efforts. Interesting points about League/UN but how do you see those being connected to antisemitism? Actually, maybe we should have that discussion over at the article Talk page; it's a bit too much minutiae for this page. Mathglot (talk) 11:11, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
Badly phrased. Liberation of France. Adding another request for help to your coat tails. Elinruby (talk) 11:53, 8 November 2021 (UTC)

Two pages from a French book?Edit

Would anyone have access to: Patrick Gaumer, «Hans», in Dictionnaire mondial de la BD, Paris, Larousse, 2010 (ISBN 9782035843319), p. 401-402? Hope my high schoo French can handle the content once I get it. (This is for my just-creted article on Hans (comic book) I'd like to expand futher; as far as I can tell, this entry might be the only serious, independent, in-depth treatment of this comic book - at least the only one I could locate). Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 12:13, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

Hi, Piotrus. I don't, but have you tried WP:RX? If/when you get hold of it, I can help with the French. Mathglot (talk) 21:37, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
Ok, merci :) Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 10:16, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
I was able to get some French sources from RX, but my French is so rusty I am having trouble parsin the material. If you are still available to help, I could fwd you the PDF I received if you send me an email? It's not much, just 2-3 paragraphs for Throrgal (that part wasn't scanned sufficiently for machine translation, sadly). The Hans part I think I can MT since it's OCRable. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:02, 21 December 2021 (UTC)
Ps. I think I forgot to echo @Mathglot Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 11:13, 22 December 2021 (UTC)
@Piotrus: sure, email it to me using the link on my user page, or click here. Mathglot (talk) 08:18, 23 December 2021 (UTC)
@Mathglot Minor problem: AFAIK Wikipedia emal doesn't accept attachments, so I need your @ first. I can email you but you'll have to reply with non-wiki email so I can send an attachment (from my non-wiki email too)... if this is a problem I can upload the file somewhere and share the link. Do let me know what's best for you. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 08:38, 23 December 2021 (UTC)
@Piotrus: I guess I just assumed because WP:Phabricator accepts them, so does wikimail, but I guess not? I've emailed you. Mathglot (talk) 23:16, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Feedback requested at RM at CollaborationismEdit

Hello. Your feedback would be appreciated at Talk:Collaborationism#Requested move 7 November 2021. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 21:37, 7 November 2021 (UTC)

Les Frères JacquesEdit

I am trying to do a translation/adaptation of the French Wikipedia page on the singing group, Les Frères Jacques, into English. The very brief page in en.Wiki asks someone to do this. My version is on a subpage of mine if anyone wants a look. Meanwhile, I could use some help. The French version lacks citations and en.Wikipedia has put a note on my version saying so. I’m not sure “translation” includes doing fresh research about the subject but I have done a little: trying to see the article referred to in the scant French citations. No good so far. The article is in a magazine called Je Chante. It seems not to be available on line and I couldn’t find any help at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. I actually suspect that the whole French Wiki article is culled from the article. Does anyone know how I could access the article? Or for that matter, anything else that could be used to top up the French citations? MK Hendry MKHendry (talk) 16:39, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

@MKHendry:, you could try making a reference request at WP:RX. Mathglot (talk) 09:14, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

Italian War of 1521–1526 Featured article reviewEdit

I have nominated Italian War of 1521–1526 for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 21:28, 10 November 2021 (UTC)

Featured Article Save Award for Italian War of 1521–1526Edit

There is a Featured Article Save Award nomination at Wikipedia talk:Featured article review/Italian War of 1521–1526/archive1. Please join the discussion to recognize and celebrate editors who helped save this featured article from demotion. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 19:35, 1 January 2022 (UTC)

Shade of flag in templatesEdit

I have proposed that, following the apparent shift in official practice, the darker variant of the French flag should be used in Wikipedia tamplates. It is best not to have the discussion happening in parallel in various places, so can I direct those who might want to express an opinion to Template talk:Country data France#Darker variant of flag as default. Thank you. Kevin McE (talk) 12:01, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Flag change requestEdit

Hello WP:FR, please note there is a request open at File talk:Flag of France.svg to change the version of this file which is very widely used. Any comments on that request from those that know about this topic would be appreciated. — xaosflux Talk 11:34, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

However, note also the discussion to which you are signposted in the section immediately before this: let's try to keep the discussion together. Kevin McE (talk) 16:56, 18 November 2021 (UTC)

Most reliable french sources for news/ent newsEdit

Could someone tell me what are the most reliable or most commonly used sources by the project for music/award show related articles? There are several covering this year's NRJ Awards (nominations and the winning results) on Google, but I am not at all familiar w french sources to know which would be best to use. -- Carlobunnie (talk) 19:27, 21 November 2021 (UTC)

Review help requestedEdit

Bonjour les amis,

I need your help reviewing this draft that I translated from the french page. It was on the requested articles list at one point and I finally got around to taking care of it. Any help with cleanup and translations would be appreciated greatly. Here it is Draft:Birth Control in Tibet PlaneCeiling912 (talk) 02:48, 27 November 2021 (UTC)

@PlaneCeiling912: see Draft talk:Birth Control in Tibet#Some tips. Good luck, Mathglot (talk) 00:59, 24 December 2021 (UTC)

RFCs on Talk:Éric ZemmourEdit

I would like to alert you to the RFCs currently active on Talk:Éric Zemmour. Fresh eyes would be helpful and this Wikiproject is relevant. Munci (talk) 05:53, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Infoboxes regarding provinces/countiesEdit

Hello, I'm currently working on adding infoboxes for the former provinces, duchies, counties, and other regions of the Kingdom of France (ie: pre 1791). However, I'm not sure which infobox to use. One type is Infobox Settlement, which looks nice and allows me to use the "Country, General Government, and Province" tags, see here: County of Armagnac. However, the other type is Infobox former country which shows the year, separates the government, includes the historical era, and succession for the region, but doesn't include the governments, see here: County of Agenois. So, in general you can see the settlement one looks nicer, but doesn't separate the government parts and allow successors, etc. Any comments and help is very much welcome! Coldstreamer20 (talk) 15:19, 29 November 2021 (UTC)

Requested move at Talk:Viking Brittany#Requested move 25 November 2021Edit

There is a requested move discussion at Talk:Viking Brittany#Requested move 25 November 2021 that may be of interest to members of this WikiProject. VR talk 02:51, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Agathe RousselleEdit

I saw that a draft was created for French actress Agathe Rousselle, the star of the film Titane (film) which won the Palme d'Or. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you, Thriley (talk) 07:16, 4 December 2021 (UTC)


RFC in progressEdit

There is an RFC in progress on Talk:France which affects this project. Please participate on that page and not in this talk page section. Thank you. Kevin McE (talk) 17:46, 21 December 2021 (UTC)

Тези,които превеждат и обясняват този текст,явно са със слаби познания по български език.Обяснението и превода на "rillette" е просто-преварено месо!95.43.238.10 (talk) 19:43, 14 January 2022 (UTC)Огнян Радунчев

IP 95, I think you are confused. The linked RFC has nothing to do with "rillettes" ('s' is required), and nothing to do with Bulgarian. Also, this is English Wikipedia, please leave your messages in English. Mathglot (talk) 05:09, 16 January 2022 (UTC)

Jean-Jacques BeineixEdit

French director Jean-Jacques Beineix, director of Diva and Betty Blue, has died. Any help with sourcing would be appreciated. Thank you, Thriley (talk) 19:14, 15 January 2022 (UTC)

@Thriley:, does this help? There seem to be three or four good sources there. Thanks, Mathglot (talk) 05:03, 16 January 2022 (UTC)