Template:Lang-el/doc

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Usage[edit]

settings
code el
style: inherit

The primary objective of this template (and of the other {{lang}} templates) is to tag non-English text so that both human and machine readers are able to properly interpret, display and understand non-English text as part of an effort to move towards a semantic web. To that end, proper use of these templates help web browsers to choose the correct display font, text-to-speech screen readers to select a more appropriate pronunciation, search engines to better index and relate the context of the content, translation services to properly interpret the words, spell checkers to properly allow and/or require diacritics, and so on.

Important metadata[edit]

Regardless of the label that is displayed in front of the text (e.g.: "Ancient Greek:" vs. "Greek:" vs. "Modern Greek"), this template will always wrap the supplied Greek text inside of appropriate HTML <span>...</span> tags – that is to say that the Greek text will be tagged using the ISO 639-1 language code for Modern Greek: "el". The following example wikicode:

{{lang-el|άτομο}}

produces the following HTML:

<a href="/wiki/Greek language" title="Greek language">Greek</a>:
<span lang="el" xml:lang="el">άτομο</span>

This metadata identifies the enclosed text as Modern Greek for the benefit of search engines, browsers, screen readers, translators, typesetters, and so on. To these "non-human readers", Modern Greek (encoded as "el") has important distinctions from e.g. Ancient Greek (appropriately encoded using "grc" by other {{lang}} templates). For that reason, this template should never be used with Ancient or Medieval or other Greek text.

Parameters[edit]

lang-xx supported parameters
parameter definition yields to alias
text non-English text {{{1}}}
translit Latin script transliteration of the content in text {{{2}}}
translit-std standard used for the transliteration of the value of translit; accepted values are: ISO, DIN, IAST, ALA, ALA-LC
translit-script transliteration standard's script identifier
translation literal English translation or gloss of the content in text lit, {{{3}}}
label label to be used instead of template-provided language label; may be wikilinked; special keyword none causes the template to render without any labels (including transliteration and translation labels)
link yes (default) links language name and static text associated with translit and translation; accepted values are: no, yes; |link=no does not unlink wikilinked labels set by |label= links
code IETF language tag for the content in text; set by the template, overriding the template setting is discouraged
script IETF language script subtag; sometimes set by the template when the language of the content in text uses more than one writing system; always four alpha characters; a value of Latn (not "Latin"!) forces italic rendering unless overridden by italic; overrides rtl italic
region IETF language region subtag
variant IETF language variant subtag
rtl yes indicates that the writing system used for the content in text is right-to-left; accepted values are: no (default), yes script
italic see table "lang-xx |italic= parameter operation"; accepted values are: yes, no, unset, default italics
size specifies font size of the content in text; use a value suitable for use with the CSS font-size property; this should almost always be a relative value supplied in % or em units, not a fixed px value.
nocat yes inhibits automatic categorization; accepted values are: no (default), yes
lang-xx |italic= parameter operation
|italic= value description example code result html markup
  • parameter not present;
  • parameter present, not set;
  • invalid value
  • module applies style from:
  •   template setting, or
  •   |script=latn;
  • else inherits from external markup;
  • invalid values treated as default
{{lang-ru|тундра}} Russian: тундра [[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru">тундра</span>
{{lang-ru|tûndra}} Russian: tûndra [[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru">tûndra</span>
Incorrect markup; this requires |script=latn.
{{lang-fr|toundra}} French: toundra [[French language|French]]: <i><span lang="fr">toundra</span></i>
{{lang-ru|script=latn|tûndra}} Russian: tûndra [[Russian language|Russian]]: <i><span lang="ru-Latn">tûndra</span></i>
default {{lang-ru|тундра|italic=default}} Russian: тундра [[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru">тундра</span>
{{lang-fr|toundra|italic=default}} French: toundra [[French language|French]]: <i><span lang="fr">toundra</span></i>
{{lang-ru|script=latn|tûndra|italic=default}} Russian: tûndra [[Russian language|Russian]]: <i><span lang="ru-Latn">tûndra</span></i>
no
  • module applies upright style;
  • overrides |script=latn;
  • overrides external markup
{{lang-ru|тундра|italic=no}} Russian: тундра [[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru" style="font-style:normal;">тундра</span>
{{lang-fr|toundra|italic=no}} French: toundra [[French language|French]]: <span lang="fr" style="font-style:normal;">toundra</span>
{{lang-ru|script=latn|tûndra|italic=no}} Russian: tûndra [[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru-Latn" style="font-style:normal;">tûndra</span>
''{{lang-ru|script=latn|tûndra|italic=no}}'' Russian: tûndra ''[[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru-Latn" style="font-style:normal;">tûndra</span>''
yes
  • module applies italic style;
  • ignores |script=latn
{{lang-ru|тундра|italic=yes}} Russian: тундра [[Russian language|Russian]]: <i><span lang="ru">тундра</span></i>
{{lang-ru|script=latn|tûndra|italic=yes}} Russian: tûndra [[Russian language|Russian]]: <i><span lang="ru-Latn">tûndra</span></i>
unset
  • module applies no style;
  • inherits style from external markup;
  • overrides |script=latn
{{lang-ru|тундра|italic=unset}} Russian: тундра [[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru">тундра</span>
''{{lang-ru|тундра|italic=unset}}'' Russian: тундра ''[[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru">тундра</span>''
{{lang-ru|script=latn|tûndra|italic=unset}} Russian: tûndra [[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru-Latn">tûndra</span>
''{{lang-ru|script=latn|tûndra|italic=unset}}'' Russian: tûndra ''[[Russian language|Russian]]: <span lang="ru-Latn">tûndra</span>''


Syntax[edit]

{{lang-el
|Modern Greek text – using the Greek alphabet (with diacritics). (mandatory)
|links=value – valid values: yes to have the language name linked (default) and no to prevent the language name from being linked. (optional)
|lit=string – valid strings are English phrases of the Greek text. (optional)
|translit=string – valid strings are transliterations (with the Latin script) of Greek text. (optional)
}}

Examples[edit]

Code Result
{{lang-el|άτομο}} Greek: άτομο
{{lang-el|άτομο|links=yes}} Greek: άτομο
{{lang-el|άτομο|links=no}} Greek: άτομο
'''Eleftherotypia''' -
{{Lang-el|Νέα Δημοκρατία|translit=Nea Dimokratia}}
Nea Dimokratia - Greek: Νέα Δημοκρατία, translit. Nea Dimokratia
'''Eleftherotypia''' -
{{Lang-el|Ελευθεροτυπία|lit=Freedom of the Press}}
Eleftherotypia - Greek: Ελευθεροτυπία, lit. 'Freedom of the Press'

Tracking categories[edit]

TemplateData[edit]

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly error report for this template.

TemplateData for Lang-el

Insert Greek text. This template should only be used with modern Greek.

Template parameters

Parameter Description Type Status
Text 1

The Greek text to be displayed

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Line required
Link? links

If a link to the article Greek language is included

Default
yes
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
Boolean optional
Lit lit

English translation of Greek text

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional
Transliteration translit

A Latin alphabet respelling of Greek text

Default
empty
Example
empty
Auto value
empty
String optional

See also[edit]

  • {{lang-ell}} for Modern Greek explicitly stated and linked so in the label instead of just Greek.
  • {{lang-gkm}} for Medieval Greek.
  • {{lang-grc}} for Ancient Greek.
  • {{lang-grc-gre}} for which the Ancient Greek description is not satisfactory or limiting.
  • {{lang|el}} tags Modern Greek text, without the label (for use with custom display, and other uses).
  • {{lang|ell}} tags Modern Greek text, without the label (for use with custom display, and other uses).
  • {{lang|grc}} tags Ancient Greek text, without the label (for use with custom display, and other uses).
  • {{transl|el}} tags text as "Greek Transliteration" (has no visible effect other than said tag when pointer is placed on text).
  • {{el icon}}