Template:R to initialism

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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[edit]

Use this rcat template on mainspace redirects only.
#REDIRECT [[(target article title)]]

{{Rcat shell|
{{R to initialism}}
}}
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 to initialism}}
This is in accord with instructions found at Wikipedia:REDCAT.
  • Use this rcat to tag all mainspace redirects to initialisms of words from their expanded forms. Please do not use this template for redirects to acronyms. Use {{R to acronym}} instead. Initialisms are spoken letter by letter, while acronyms are spoken as words:
    • OAU is an initialism for "Organisation of African Unity"
    • RADAR is an acronym for "RAdio Detection And Ranging"
  • If a redirect to an initialism is not in mainspace, then tag it with {{R from long name}} rather than this rcat.

Aliases[edit]

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

Printworthiness[edit]

  • In main-article namespace, many redirects from expanded forms to their initialisms are considered printworthy; however, there are many others that are thought to be unprintworthy, so there is no default sort for printworthiness. At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Some rcats automatically populate either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Others, like this rcat, do not, and that means it is up to editors to choose which of those categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that are used separately to populate those categories are:
Please click on each one for more details and guidance.
Examples:
{{Rcat shell|
{{R to initialism}}
{{R printworthy}}
}}

{{Rcat shell|
{{R to initialism}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
}}
Either {{Redirect category shell}} or its alias/shortcut, {{Rcat shell}}, may be used.

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