Template:Angle bracket

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Template:Angle brackets)
Jump to: navigation, search

Documentation icon Template documentation[view] [edit] [history] [purge]


Use this template to generate a pair of left (open) and right (close) angle brackets (also called chevrons) that will display correctly, even on operating systems and browsers that normally cannot display these characters when they are used in text. The angle brackets will surround whatever you insert as a parameter after the pipe (|) symbol. Examples:

  • {{angbr|ŋ}} displays as ŋ
  • {{angbr|foo}} displays as foo

You can also insert (nest) a text- or character-producing template as the parameter. Examples:

  • {{angbr|{{IPA|ŋ}}}} displays as ŋ
  • {{angbr|{{unicode|ŋ}}}} displays as ŋ
  • {{angbr|{{date}}}} displays as 16 September 2014

Formatting (markup)

Place any HTML or Wiki markup either outside the template or after the pipe (|) symbol as part of the parameter. Examples:

  • <b>{{angbr|foo}}</b> displays as foo
  • {{angbr|<u>foo</u>}} displays as foo
  • {{angbr|''foo''}} displays as foo

But, the template does not work properly with an equals symbol (=) in the parameter or anywhere inside the template. Therefore, always place tags that contain an equals symbol outside the template. Example:

  • <font color=red>{{angbr|foo}}</font> displays as foo


Angle brackets (chevrons) have many uses as punctuation marks and symbols. See Angle brackets.


See also