Template:R from book

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When used with the "Redirect category shell" (Rcat shell) template:

Template {{Redirect category shell}} may be used to add one or more rcat templates, along with their parameters and categories, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • From a book: This is a redirect from a book title to a more general, relevant article, such as the author or publisher of the book or to its title in an alternative language.
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Usage[edit]

Use this rcat template on mainspace redirects only.
  • This redirect category (rcat) template populates Category:Redirects from books and Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Since redirected book titles are already mentioned in author and publisher articles, they are usually not needed in the printed version unless they are notable enough to have their own article. In other words they are unprintworthy. See below for what to do for the few book redirects that are printworthy.
  • By default, this rcat also formats the title of the book in italics on the redirect page. See below for those rare instances when this function must be subdued.
  • Add this rcat to a redirect page (not a talk-page redirect) in the following manner:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from book}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
Template {{Rcat shell}} is an alias for the Redirect category shell template, which may be used to add as many appropriate rcats as needed, usually from one to seven, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{R from book}}
This is in accord with instructions found at WP:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat on any mainspace redirect from a book title to an author, publisher or other more general, relevant article.
  • By default, this template places redirects in the unprintworthy category. To tag and categorize a redirect as printworthy, type the addition printworthy in the following manner:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from book|printworthy}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}
or if applied individually:
{{R from book|printworthy}}
That will subdue the unprintworthy category and sort the redirect to Category:Printworthy redirects.
  • Infrequently, a book title might require the use of {{DISPLAYTITLE}} to format the title of the redirect. In those cases the default italic title will interfere with that format and must be subdued. When this rcat tags a redirect from inside the Rcat shell template, this is done in the following manner:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from book|2=noitalics}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
 or:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from book||noitalics}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
and if applied individually:
{{R from book|2=noitalics}}
 or:
{{R from book||noitalics}}
That will subdue the default italic title so no DISPLAYTITLE conflict will result.
  • It is important to note that, since this rcat has two parameters, one for printworthiness and the second to subdue italics, the |p#=printworthy parameter is used to change the printworthiness within the This is a redirect template. Also, when this rcat is used within template This is a redirect, the |n#=noitalics parameter is reserved to subdue the italics when necessary. It is highly recommended to use the Rcat shell template instead, which does not rely on the relative positions of the rcats, to secure these parameters.

Aliases[edit]

  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used

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