Template:pedia/documentation

Documentation for Template:pedia. [edit]
This page contains usage information, categories, interwiki links and other content describing the template.

Usage edit

This template is used in the Further Reading or References section of a Wiktionary entry to link to a Wikipedia article. It displays as a single line, including the link to the article along with text indicating that the article comes from Wikipedia (or from a foreign-language version of Wikipedia if |lang= is given). It displays identically to {{R:wp}}, but takes a slightly different calling convention, with the |lang= parameter containing the language code of the version of Wikipedia to link to in place of the first numbered parameter. For example, on the page physics, a bare invocation of {{pedia}} like this:

* {{pedia}}

displays as follows:

On the French page spoiler, an invocation like this:

* {{pedia|spoiler (aéronautique)|lang=fr}}

displays as follows:

Parameters edit

|1=
Wikipedia page to link to. Defaults to the current page title.
|2=
Text to display when linking to Wikipedia. Defaults to |1=.
|lang=
Language code of the language-specific version of Wikipedia to link to. Defaults to en for the English Wikipedia. NOTE: This is a Wikimedia language code, not a Wiktionary language code. See discussion below.
|sc=
Wiktionary script code of the link in |1= (or of the display text in |2=, if provided). This is used when displaying the link to the page on Wikipedia. You rarely need to specify this, as it is autodetected. NOTE: This is a Wiktionary script code.
|i=1
Italicize the displayed link.
|nodot=1
Suppress the final dot (period/full stop) that is displayed by default.

Language codes edit

The |lang= parameter specifies the version of Wikipedia to link to. This is a Wikimedia language code, not a Wiktionary language code. The two sets of language codes are similar, but there are some critical differences. For example, Wiktionary has a single language code sh for Serbo-Croatian, and no language codes for national variants of Serbo-Croatian (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin). Wikipedia, however, has four separate corresponding variants: Serbo-Croatian (sh), Serbian (sr), Croatian (hr) and Bosnian (bs). Wikipedia also has two variants corresponding to Belarusian in Wiktionary: Belarusian per se (be) and Belarusian (Taraškievica) (be-tarask). In addition, sometimes the same language has different codes; for example, Cantonese uses yue in Wiktionary but zh-yue in Wikipedia, and Tarantino uses roa-tar in Wiktionary but roa-tara in Wikipedia.

Related templates edit

  • {{wikipedia}}, {{wp}}: a floating box, placed directly under the language heading or relevant part-of-speech heading
  • {{slim-wikipedia}}, {{swp}}: slimmer version of {{wikipedia}}
  • {{R:wp}}: exactly identical to {{pedia}} except that it takes the Wikimedia language code in the first numbered parameter instead of the |lang= parameter
  • {{w}}: plain inline text link to Wikipedia, with the Wikimedia language code in |lang=
  • {{lw}}: plain inline text link to Wikipedia, with the Wikimedia language code in |1=

TemplateData edit

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for pedia

Use this template to cite a Wikipedia article in a "Further reading" or "References" section.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
wikipedia page name1

The first parameter is used to link to page whose name isn't identical to that of the Wiktionary entry. This can be left empty to use the pagename.

Stringoptional
langlang

The lang parameter is used to link to an article in a non-English project; if provided, it should be set to the language code used in interwiki links, which is usually (or always?) the first part of the article's domain name. For example, a link to an article on the French Wikipedia (fr.wikipedia.org) would set lang=fr.

Stringoptional