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This template is for dealing with images that need to be converted to SVG format. It is used both on image pages, and on the category pages that list the images to be converted.


Image pages

By default, images bearing this template are automatically added to Category:Other images that should be in SVG format, a subcategory of Category:Images that should be in SVG format, in Category:Files for cleanup. A parameter may be used to place the image in a more specific category. For example, {{Should be SVG|flag}} will put the tagged image into Category:Flag images that should be in SVG format. The following parameter values are acceptable:

Parameter value Used for... Category #
alphabet character images, font examples, etc. category 0
chemical chemical diagrams, etc. category 20
circuit electronic circuit diagrams, etc. category 13
coat of arms coats of arms category 420
diagram diagrams that do not fit any other subcategory category 268
emblem emblems, free/libre logos, insignias, etc. category 184
fair use fair-use images, fair-use logos category 2,031
flag flags category 64
graph visual plots of data category 335
logo logos category 2,545
map maps category 164
music musical scales, notes, etc. category 34
physical "realistic" images of physical objects, people, etc. category 0
symbol miscellaneous symbols, icons, etc. category 142
other any other value for the parameter defaults to "other" category 5,250

Please propose new parameters on the talk page before using them.

In addition, the separate |url= parameter can be used to add an URL to existing vector data that may help in obtaining an SVG file. This can be an image in a different vector format (e.g. PDF, PS, EPS, AI, or CDR) but also a similar SVG that already contains parts of the image that needs to be converted. If this parameter is specified, the image will be automatically added to:

Category:Images that should be in SVG format (vector data available) (currently contains 116 files)

For example, {{Should be SVG|2=flag|3=url=}} would add a link to the appropriate URL in the template box as well as adding the image to the maintenance category.

Category pages

On category pages, the first parameter acts as a sorting label. For instance, {{Should be SVG|flag}} would add the category page as a subcategory of Category:Images that should be in SVG format and sort it alphabetically using the word "flag". There is an optional |subof= parameter which can be used to list the category page as a subcategory of a different page. {{Should be SVG|flag|subof=flag}} would add the page as a subpage of Category:Flag images that should be in SVG format, and sort it alphabetically by the word "flag".

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