Template:lowercase title

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Usage

  • Attention: Please do not subst this template.

Simply add the tag {{lowercase title}} at the beginning of a page (and optionally, at the beginning of its talk page). There are no parameters. The tag will only decapitalize the first letter of the page's name in the title at the beginning of the page. Examples:

Page name Will display
EBay, IPod, etc. eBay, iPod, etc.
Talk:EBay Talk:eBay

Issues

The template does not work together with other title modification templates: you need to use DISPLAYTITLE directly and make sure it's the last DISPLAYTITLE on this page. For example, to make "Example" italic and lowercase, use {{DISPLAYTITLE:''example''}}.

When using the template on redirect pages, the template must be moved after the redirect, since otherwise it will break the redirection. This, however, limits the template to have an effect only when viewing the redirect page directly. Nevertheless, it is still useful in this scenario in order to document the proper capitalization of a term.

Technical

This template wraps the magic word DISPLAYTITLE so that it works automatically in any namespace (main, talk, template, etc.) to decapitalise the first letter of the name of a page it is transcluded on.

See also

Template Involves Correct name Actual article name
{{Italic title}} Title in italics Gone with the Wind Gone with the Wind
{{Lowercase title}} Lowercase first character eBay EBay
{{Correct title|reason=bracket}} < > [ ] { } Benzo[a]pyrene Benzo(a)pyrene
{{Correct title|reason=#}} # Pilot #5 Pilot ♯5
{{Correct title|reason=:}} / : DK: King of Swing DK King of Swing
{{DISPLAYTITLE}} Various Batman (1989 film) Batman (1989 film)