Coats of arms of Catholic bishops of Slovakia
2014-03-06 08:37:53 GMT
I have sent this message to another mailing list (wikimedia-sk). It is related to Commons and to Slovakia. At this page is gallery of coats of arms of Slovak bishops. Almost all are unofficial, the official ones were uploaded by me after e-mail permissions from bishops. Official CoAs from sites of dioceses are here:
These are missing: Viliam Judák, Vladimír Filo, František Rábek. But they as well as bishops emeriti and Slovak bishops abroad are listed here:
http://www.kbs.sk/obsah/sekcia/h/konferencia-biskupov-slovenska/p/biskupi and links.
What is situation in other countries? Are files in http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Coats_of_arms_of_bishops_by_country mostly official or not? Please select one country and describe it when responding. I am interested in officiality, naming convention and file format of CoAs, as well as whether all files respect them. As for Slovakia I can say:
1. There are two naming convention: File:Biskup_Surname_Name_CoA.jpg (or without "_CoA"), used by Tomas.urban; and File:COA_bishop_SK_Surname_Name.png, used by GiMa38.
2. All files uploaded by Tomas.urban and GiMa38 are unofficial. SVG versions of Korec and Tomko follow distinct "cardinal" template. (Official version of Tomko is uploaded as GIF.) JPG versions of Vasiľ and Lach are official. Old* CoA of Babjak is scan of official version. GiMa38 uploads only shield, because he uploads CoAs of historic bishops and their insignia are complex.
3. I don't understand Tomas.urban, who uploaded CoAs for many (not all!) Slovak bishops (he is Czech) with HIS OWN unofficial template, but his upload of CoA of Czech bishop Hučko is almost official, yet little different! He uploaded CoAs of other Czech bishops too, their officiality I don't examine. However, If you are Czech, I will appreciate your reply.
*old = unused due to change of bishop's office (when bishop is retired or changed his CoA)
Off-topic: I like logo of Wikimedia Slovakia. It is ambigram: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Wikimedia_Slovakia_logo.svg
The first CoA is traced and then regrouped, its redrawing would be usable as SVG template for Hirka, Babjak, Šášik and Rusnák. The second CoA was drawn by me using template from Meniok. It would be usable as SVG template for Vasiľ.
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