Creating beautiful references to Wikipedia articles

Magnus just finished a draft of a widget that generates beautiful references to Wikipedia articles. These can include a thumbnail of one of its images, a canonical link to it, and a line of text from the lede -- all with appropriate attribution.

Schwarzwald on Wikipedia
Der Schwarzwald ist Deutschlands größtes zusammenhängendes Mittelgebirge und liegt im Südwesten Baden-Württembergs.

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WikiLáska je termín, který vznikl časem v e-mailových konferencích a který označuje ducha kolegiality a vzájemného porozumění.
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purim on Wikipedia
Purim (Hebrew: Pûrîm "lots", from the word pur, related to Akkadian pūru) is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the deliverance of the Jewish people in the ancient Persian Empire from destruction in the wake of a plot by Haman, a story recorded in the Biblical Book of Esther (Megillat Esther).
Wikipedia article CC-BY-SA-3.0. Image license is PD Old.

We need more tools like this -- to help reusers summarize, attribute, and embed text, images and other media outside of the Projects on- and off-line. A recent Commons discussion asked for ways to make proper attribution easier, honoring the original creators of a work rather than the Commons uploader. This relates to another great tool released this year -- the OpenAttribute widget for generating one-click attributions.

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