Difference between revisions of "Pixiv Fetcher"

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Last updated: 20 July 2011
Last updated: 07 September 2011
Artist registered: 18 370
Artists registered: 19 626
Note: Mixed the update process so the Pixiv list will be displayed in favor of the articles. It will have to wait for the next update to get it fixed.  ( though shouldn't be much of a problem if the wiki is properly maintained )

Revision as of 06:04, 7 September 2011



Last updated: 07 September 2011

Artists registered: 19 626


Pixiv Fetcher is a Greasemonkey script written by Merun which will add romanized name to Pixiv pages. This includes member pages and image pages.

How does it work?

  • Script retrieves the artist id from the page.
  • Script send a request to my database server ( Not E-shuushuu )
  • Script puts the name below the avatar if the id is in the database

The database used relies on the wiki. However it's not updated in real time as some manual processing is required. Please note that the wiki doesn't reflect necessarily the artist tags of E-shuushuu.

Also, the name on E-shuushuu are not necessarily the display name on Pixiv which can change at all time. Instead, we use, if possible, a stable name, like real name from the artist website, etc.

Release Note

0.1.1 - 8 May 2011

  • Fixed a bug which broke the "add to favorites" button of Pixiv

0.1 - 7 May 2011

  • Initial release

Installation / Update

The script is still in beta. Feedbacks and suggestions are welcome.

For Firefox:

  1. Install the Greasemonkey addon
  2. Restart your browser
  3. Download the script : Pixiv Fetcher

For Chrome:

  1. Install the Tampermonkey addon
  2. Download the script : Pixiv Fetcher

To update the script, just download it again.


The script was tested and should work on Firefox 3.6/4.0 and Chrome. For support, PM Merun or post on the forum. No support is provided for other browsers than Firefox.

To Do

  • Merge Perl script which retrieve the wiki category pages and the Python script which convert them for export into one Perl or Python script ( no impact for end user )
  • Improve the conversion process as some articles with special characters are ignored ( no impact for end user )


The following features are still being considered

  • Link to wiki/tag?
  • Add name to favorite list?
  • Reverse linking to Pixiv?
  • Track script usage by script unique id. No log, just number of request per day per script?

Known issues

  • Some article on the wiki also include the E-shuushuu tag in the "name" field.
  • Some article might not be extracted from the wiki.