Last modified on 28 July 2013, at 04:34

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documentationEdit

I have begun to document our sometimes opaque code-naming system here. I may eventually merge that page into this one. - -sche (discuss) 23:17, 18 April 2012 (UTC)

I have now merged the pages, and made the history of my userspace page the history of this talk page. - -sche (discuss) 07:32, 16 December 2012 (UTC)

languages with exceptional codesEdit

The following exceptional codes are missing from the list: {{bat-olt}}, {{fra-aca}}, {{gmq-pro}} (most proto-languages are unattested, and so have etyl: codes, but Proto-Norse is attested and thus afforded L2 sections and an etyl:-less code), {{gmw-jdt}}, {{roa-oit}}, {{sem-srb}}. (This list was compiled by automatically checking Category:Language code templates for codes containing hyphens and manually checking which of those were already listed.) {{aus-wem}} and {{aus-dar}} are also missing, but that's because the ISO has approved codes for the lects they represent, which are replacing them; see RFM. - -sche (discuss) 04:31, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Salvaged information from the language code templatesEdit

Some language code templates had documentation pages or other information. As they are going to be deleted, I'm copying all of it here so that it can be kept and given a better home. —CodeCat 21:13, 28 May 2013 (UTC)

ajaEdit

This language is sometimes also called 'Adja'. {{ajg}} is also called both 'Aja' and 'Adja'. Wiktionary currently distingishes the two by calling this language 'Aja' and {{ajg}} 'Adja'.

ajgEdit

This language is sometimes also called 'Aja'. {{ajg}} is also called both 'Adja' and 'Aja'. Wiktionary currently distingishes the two by calling this language 'Adja' and {{aja}} 'Aja'.

bezEdit

Do not confuse {{bez}} with {{yun}} which is sometimes also called "Bena".

bgcEdit

This is a language template for Haryanvi. You may be looking for {{b.g.c.}}, which is a convenience template for linking to Google Book Search.

gcfEdit

On Wiktionary, we have merged ISO codes gcf and acf under the code gcf.

gmq-proEdit

Despite the fact that this language is called 'Proto', it is also an attested language, as there are several runic inscriptions written in it. For that reason, it is allowed in the main namespace if the word is attested.

midEdit

For the medial template used in multi-column tables, use {{mid2}} or {{mid3}}.

mrhEdit

See also {{mec}} - Australian "Mara"

ndsEdit

See also {{nds-de}}, {{nds-nl}} (the templates which are replacing {{nds}} as it is deprecated)

simpleEdit

This is the language template for Simple English. It is not an ISO 639 code. Because Simple English is not considered to be a separate language to English, {{simple}} should only be used for linking to simple Wikimedia projects, such as The Simple Wiktionary and The Simple Wikipedia. Please do not use it elsewhere.

toEdit

See also

  • {{tog}} - Sometimes called "Tonga"
  • {{toi}} - "Tonga"

togEdit

See also

  • {{to}} - "Tongan"
  • {{toi}} - "Tonga"

toiEdit

See also

  • {{to}} - "Tongan"
  • {{tog}} - Sometimes called "Tonga"

topEdit

For the initiating template in multicolumn tables, use {{top2}} or {{top3}}.

xluEdit

While ISO has given Luwian two 639-3 codes for the different scripts (hlu & xlu), we use just xlu since our codes are just for language differences not for script differences.

yunEdit

Do not confuse {{yun}} with {{bez}} which is sometimes also called "Bena".

zmaEdit

See also

  • {{mha}} - Indian "Manda"
  • {{mgs}} - Tanzanian language sometimes called "Manda"

DiscussionEdit

After we delete these, I guess we can use {{top}} and {{mid}} like we used to, right? And it would be nice to get {{law}} back as well. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 23:41, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes, probably. There would no longer be restrictions on template names the way we used to. —CodeCat 23:52, 29 May 2013 (UTC)