The following documentation is located at Module:scripts/documentation. [edit]
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This module is used to retrieve and manage Wiktionary's various writing systems and the information associated with them. See Wiktionary:Scripts for more information.

The information itself is stored in Module:scripts/data. This module should not be used directly by any other module, the data should only be accessed through the functions provided by Module:scripts.

Finding and retrieving scriptsEdit

The module exports a number of functions that are used to find scripts.



Finds the script whose code matches the one provided. If it exists, it returns a Script object representing the script. Otherwise, it returns nil.

Script objectsEdit

A Script object is returned from one of the functions above. It is a Lua representation of a script and the data associated with it. It has a number of methods that can be called on it, using the : syntax. For example:

local m_scripts = require("Module:scripts")
local sc = m_scripts.getScriptByCode("Latn")
local name = sc:getCanonicalName()
-- "name" will now be "Latin"



Returns the script code of the language. Example: "Cyrl" for Cyrillic.



Returns the canonical name of the script. This is the name used to represent that script on Wiktionary. Example: "Cyrillic" for Cyrillic.



Returns a table of all names that the script is known by, including the canonical name. The names are not guaranteed to be unique, sometimes more than one script is known by the same name. Example: {"Latin", "Roman"} for the Latin script.



Checks whether the given text contains one or more characters of this script. Returns true if so, false if not.



Returns the name of the main category of that script. Example: "Cyrillic script" for Cyrillic, whose category is at Category:Cyrillic script.

local export = {}
local Script = {}
function Script:getRawData()
    return self._rawData
function Script:getCode()
    return self._code
function Script:getCanonicalName()
    return self._rawData.names[1]
function Script:getAllNames()
    return self._rawData.names
function Script:isTextIn(text)
	return mw.ustring.find(text, self._rawData.characters) ~= nil
function Script:getCategoryName()
	local name = self._rawData.names[1]
	-- If the name already has "script" in it, don't add it.
	if name:find("[Ss]script$") then
		return name
		return name .. " script"
Script.__index = Script
-- The object cache implements memoisation, and is used to avoid duplication
-- of objects. If you request the same family code twice, you should also get
-- the same object twice, not two different objects with identical data.
-- It might also speed things up a bit.
local object_cache = {}
function export.getScriptByCode(code)
	if object_cache[code] then
		return object_cache[code]
    local rawData = mw.loadData("Module:scripts/data")[code]
    if rawData then
    	local object = setmetatable({ _rawData = rawData, _code = code }, Script)
    	object_cache[code] = object
        return object
        return nil
return export
Last modified on 28 December 2013, at 18:47