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This template can be used to encapsulate deliberate or apparent typos to save them from correction by bots and automated wiki-editors. Its purpose is to indicate passages that might appear incorrect to an automated tool, but which are actually correct, and it does not modify its parameters in any way.

Any of four names can be used:

  1. {{Not a typo}} for items that are actually correct; for example, "he put a little english on the ball", in which "english" is not capitalised.
  2. {{Typo}} for items that are deliberately incorrect, either because we are illustrating a point, or because it is a direct quote. (It is better to use {{Sic}} in quotations.)
  3. {{Proper name}} for names, such as Flouride (not fluoride) or Pharoah (not pharaoh).
  4. {{As written}} For situations where the spelling is not deliberately incorrect or correct; for example, a book title "Pardoe, Julia. The Life of Marie de Medici" as Marie de' Medici has multiple spellings.

Also be aware of:

  1. {{Lang}} for other-language text.
  2. {{Sic}}, which can be used to mark up text, thus [sic], or invisibly.

Examples

  • The first known mention of a form of the word "billiards" appears in [[Edmund Spenser]]'s ''Mother Hubberd's Tale'' in 1591, where he speaks of "... games that may be found ... with dice, with cards, with {{Not a typo|balliards}}."
    → The first known mention of a form of the word "billiards" appears in Edmund Spenser's Mother Hubberd's Tale in 1591, where he speaks of "... games that may be found ... with dice, with cards, with balliards."
  • H.C. Nielsen is credited in the film as the '''{{Typo|assistent}}''' director.
    → H.C. Nielsen is credited in the film as the assistent director.
  • [http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/1998ApJ...494..759P Testing the White Dwarf Mass-Radius Relation with HIPPARCOS], J. L. {{Proper name|Provencal}}, H. L. Shipman, Erik Hog, P. Thejll, ''The Astrophysical Journal'' '''494''' (20 February 1998), pp. 759–767.
    Testing the White Dwarf Mass-Radius Relation with HIPPARCOS, J. L. Provencal, H. L. Shipman, Erik Hog, P. Thejll, The Astrophysical Journal 494 (20 February 1998), pp. 759–767.
  • In some cases it may be beneficial to obfuscate the text so that it isn't included when searching for particular patterns. In order to achieve this, {{Not a typo}} supports two parameters, allowing the text to be broken up at an arbitrary position.
{{Not a typo|patt|ern}} instead of {{Not a typo|pattern}}
→ pattern

See also

  • {{Text}} to obfuscate text for bots