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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:

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Usage

Use this rcat template in any namespace.
  • Use this redirect category (rcat) template on a redirect in the following manner:
Example: the mainspace article redirect Antony van Leeuwenhook may be tagged:
#REDIRECT [[Antonie van Leeuwenhoek]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from misspelling}}
{{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 [[Antonie van Leeuwenhoek]]

{{R from misspelling}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • This template takes a parameter, either unnamed (|1=) or named (|of=) that may be used to provide the correct spelling when it is not the same as the target page's title – for example when an alternate name for the article has been misspelled. Supply the correct name as the first parameter in any of the following ways:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from misspelling|1=(correct spelling)}}
}}
or the 1= may be omitted:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from misspelling|(correct spelling)}}
}}
with the |of= parameter:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from misspelling|of=(correct spelling)}}
}}
and when used individually:
{{R from misspelling|(correct spelling)}}
  or
{{R from misspelling|of=(correct spelling)}}
Example: the misspelled redirect Babtist employs:
#REDIRECT [[Baptists]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R from misspelling|Baptist}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
  • This rcat populates Category:Redirects from misspellings and Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Most redirects from misspellings are not suitable for a printed version. In other words they are unprintworthy. Following is what to do for those few misspellings that are printworthy:
  • Some misspellings may also be correct spellings of different subjects that might become notable. If a mainspace redirect is a misspelling that is deemed to be printworthy, then the default listing in the Unprintworthy redirects category can be subdued and the redirect categorized as printworthy by use of this rcat's second parameter:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from misspelling|2=printworthy}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}
or use two pipes together to make an "empty" first parameter:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from misspelling||printworthy}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}
and if applied individually:
{{R from misspelling|2=printworthy}}
  or
{{R from misspelling||printworthy}}
Note 1: All redirects that are in main-article namespace (mainspace) are considered either printworthy (usable in printed versions of Wikipedia) or unprintworthy and should be tagged as one or the other. When an untagged redirect is found, please decide its printworthiness and tag it appropriately.
Note 2: If used individually with the |of= parameter employed, and the redirect is deemed printworthy, then the second parameter must be applied as |2=printworthy in the following manner:
{{R from misspelling|of=(correct spelling)|2=printworthy}}
If 2= is not used, then unexpected results will occur.
Note 3: When the {{Redirect category shell}} (Rcat shell) template is used, the parameters may be added in the following manner:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R from misspelling|(correct spelling)|printworthy}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}
  • Examples of "printworthy misspellings" would be any redirects with possibilities, which are redirects that have potential to become articles, project pages, templates, etc. A redirect can be a misspelling of one subject and still be the correct spelling of another subject, which does not yet have an article of its own. For example, there is an author of a number of business books who is referenced in the List of conglomerates, an author who may achieve notability soon. His name is a "misspelling" of "Blyth", so the redirect title with his name is printworthy with possibilities:
Redirects from misspellings should not be directly linked, however. Pipe the title with possibilities to a disambiguated title, for example:
  • [[Jim Blythe (author)|Jim Blythe]], which appears to readers as Jim Blythe. Read Wikipedia:REDLINK to discover how important red links can be to Wikipedia. Also note that when and if an article is written on this author, the "(author)" qualifier/disambiguator might not be needed in the article's title. If it is not needed, then the redirect can be converted into the author's article.
When tagging human name redirects and similar-type redirects, always remember to use {{DEFAULTSORT:(sort key)}} when necessary to correctly sort the redirects in their categories. "Jim Blythe" would be sorted as:
  • Another example of a printworthy misspelling is:
The "infared" redirect, a common misspelling of "infrared", has possibilities because "Infared" is also the name of a rapper who was featured on All the Way Up (Fat Joe and Remy Ma song).
  • Important note: When this rcat, R from misspelling, is used together with R with possibilities, the "unprintworthiness" must be subdued using the |2= parameter. If it is not subdued, then the redirect will populate both Printworthy redirects and Unprintworthy redirects categories at the same time, which of course is unacceptable. Please be careful not to let this happen.
  • This rcat may be used to tag redirects from homoglyphs and homographs when they have been created in error or specifically made available as search terms.

Aliases

Please note that common misspellings can also be useful redirects
  • Also known as... – list of templates that redirect here and may also be used

See also