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Notice: It's been proposed (archive) to free up Template:Link, which currently points here, and repurpose it to urlencode links as an alternative to the single bracket notation so that they will work even if they contain quotation marks. The first step to this end will be to replace "link" with "ill" on pages currently containing the redirect. Wnt (talk) 23:07, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Another notice: This template is now a wrapper for {{Interlanguage link multi}}. Jc86035 (talkcontribs) Use {{re|Jc86035}} to reply to me 15:02, 9 April 2015 (UTC)


This template temporarily displays a link to a non-English Wikipedia article, while the corresponding English-language Wikipedia article is lacking ("a red link"). The red link is explicitly shown, followed by the non-English link. Hovering over the non-English link will display the name of the article on the non-English Wikipedia. Once the English article is created, the non-English link will not be shown.

Parameters

The template accepts two, three, or four parameters:

  1. (required) interwiki language code, i.e. fr, bg, no, nl, etc. (see List of Wikipedias)
  2. (required) name of article in English-language Wikipedia
  3. (optional) name of article in non-English Wikipedia, if different from above
  4. (optional) text to display if the text given in the second parameter is not suitable; also available as named parameter |lt=

Usage

When article names would be the same in English and foreign language Wikipedia:

When article names are different in English and foreign language Wikipedia:

  • Usage: {{Interlanguage link|nl|Hooglede town hall|Gemeentehuis van Hooglede}}
  • Result: Hooglede town hall (nl)

Once the English article is created, the other language link won't be shown:

  • Example: {{Interlanguage link|ja|The Tale of Genji|源氏物語}}
  • Result: The Tale of Genji

Piped links

In some cases the English Wikipedia might use a piped link:

  • Example: [[Arno Schmidt (chef)|Arno Schmidt]]
  • Result: Arno Schmidt

The template can create the same link shown above by using a fourth parameter:

  • Usage: {{Interlanguage link|de|Arno Schmidt (historian)|Arno Schmidt (Historiker)|Arno Schmidt}}
  • Result: Arno Schmidt (de)

Alternatively the named parameter lt (for link text) can be used:

  • Usage: {{Interlanguage link|de|Arno Schmidt (historian)|lt=Arno Schmidt|Arno Schmidt (Historiker)}}
  • Result: Arno Schmidt (de)

Note:  Do not use the {{!}} template to create a piped link, since the interwiki links will not then disappear when the English article exists:

  • {{Interlanguage link|de|Erich Schmidt (historian){{!}}Erich Schmidt|Erich Schmidt (Literaturwissenschaftler)}} is not equivalent to {{Interlanguage link|de|Erich Schmidt (historian)|Erich Schmidt (Literaturwissenschaftler)|Erich Schmidt}}.
  • Result: Erich Schmidt (de)

TemplateData

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Interlanguage link

The template name is InterLanguage Link. It temporarily displays a link to a non-English Wikipedia article, while the corresponding English-language Wikipedia article is lacking ("a red link"). The red link is explicitly shown, followed by the non-English link. Hovering over the non-English link will display the name of the article on the non-English Wikipedia. Once the English article is created, the non-English link will not be shown.

Template parameters
Parameter Description Type Status
Interwiki language code 1lang

Interwiki language code, e.g. fr, bg, no, nl (see [[List of Wikipedias]])

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string required
Article name on English Wikipedia 2en

Name of article on English Wikipedia

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string required
Article name on other wiki 3lang_title

Name of article in non-English Wikipedia, if different from above

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Display text 4lten_text

Text to display if the text given in the second parameter is not suitable

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
string optional
Remove bold formatting nobold

if set and text is in bold then the language link will display in normal font-weight, similar to function of [[Template:nobold]]

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
boolean optional

See also