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When used with the "This is a redirect" (Redr) template:

Template {{This is a redirect}} may be used to add up to seven rcat templates, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation page below.

When used by itself:

  • This is a redirect from a title that is another name, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym that has a significant historic past, e.g., a region, state, principate's holding, city, city-state or such, and which region has been subsumed into a modern era municipality, district or state, or otherwise has experienced a name change. For more information follow the category link.
    • This redirect leads to its target in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing. However, do not replace this type of redirected link with a piped link unless the page is updated for another reason.
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Use this rcat template in any namespace.
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{Redr|from historic name}}
Template {{Redr}} is an alias for the This is a redirect template, which may be used to add up to seven appropriate rcats, along with their parameters, to a redirect. For more information see the documentation on its template page and its comparison page. This rcat may also tag a redirect individually:
#REDIRECT [[(target page name)]]

{{R from historic name}}
This is in accord with the instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat for redirect pages that are considered "historic" names for the target article. Do not use this template on redirects that are non-historic former names or simply former working titles of the target article. If the name is an older title but not considered historic, then use {{R from former name}} instead.
CalcuttaRedirect arrow without text.svgKolkata – the historic name for the capital of West Bengal in India was "Calcutta".
ImmaterialismRedirect arrow without text.svgSubjective idealism – the historic name George Berkeley gave his metaphysical doctrine was "immaterialism".
  • To tag a redirect that targets a page that is titled with a historic name, use {{R to historic name}} instead.


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

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