Wikipedia:Template messages/Redirect pages

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"Wikipedia:Redirect templates" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Template:Redirect.
For how to use redirect templates, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Redirect/Style guide.

This is a list of maintenance templates which are used to categorize redirect pages.

It is sometimes considered helpful to put redirects into categories where appropriate, see Wikipedia:Categorizing redirects. For pages which should ultimately be handled by a full article, add both {{R with possibilities}} and one or more stub sorting templates to draw attention to the needed article.

Redirect templates are designed to be used together. For example, the redirect "Architechts" uses both {{R from misspelling}} and {{R from plural}}. {{Redirect category shell}} can be used to group multiple templates on a single page by listing the appropriate redirect templates as its parameter (similar to {{WikiProject banner shell}}).

Hidden categories[edit]

Most of the categories populated by redirect category (rcat) templates are hidden categories. Hidden categories cannot be seen by viewers who are not logged in, nor by editors who have not set their preferences to view them. So if you have tagged a redirect with an rcat and saved the redirect, but you cannot see the category, the first thing to check is if you have set your preferences to view hidden cats:

  1. Go to Preferences → Appearance
  2. Scroll down to Advanced options
  3. Check the box Show hidden categories
  4. Click Save

You may need to purge your browser cache to ensure that you can see hidden cats in the future.

Printworthy vs. unprintworthy[edit]

At some point in the future, Jimmy Wales wants to make more printed versions of Wikipedia encyclopedia articles. Some rcats place a redirect in either Category:Printworthy redirects or Category:Unprintworthy redirects by default. Other rcats do not, which means that it is up to editors to choose to the best of their knowledge which of those categories, Printworthy or Unprintworthy, is appropriate and should be populated. The rcats that can be used separately to populate those categories are:

For more information follow the links.

List of redirects by function[edit]

Not all rcats are listed in this functional index; for a complete list, see the alphanumerical listing.

Each and every rcat template in the following functional index is also found in the above navbar, which is used as a reference on all rcat pages. Changes made to the navbar must also be made below, and vice versa.

Grammar, punctuation and spelling[edit]

Check each rcat's template page to see in which namespace(s) it may be used.
Usage Template Example(s)
Abbreviations
Initialisms {{R from initialism}} UN → United Nations
Member states of the UN → Member states of the United Nations

ANZAC → Australian and New Zealand Army Corps ({{R from acronym}})
British Broadcasting Corporation → BBC ({{R from long name}})
J. S. Bach → Johann Sebastian Bach ({{R from short name}})
Acronyms {{R from acronym}} U.N.C.L.E. → United Network Command for Law and Enforcement
APPLE → Ariane Passenger PayLoad Experiment

RBI → Run batted in ({{R from initialism}})
TLDR → Top-level domain registry ({{R from initialism}})
Capitalisation and spelling
Alternative spellings
  • For:
    • correct spelling alternatives
    • numbers to words
    • words to numbers
  • Not for:
    • misspellings
    • spelling differences that result in different pronunciations
{{R from alternative spelling}} Humor → Humour
Colonization of Africa → Colonisation of Africa
Shed 7 → Shed Seven
Thousand → 1000 (number)

Alternate future → Alternative future ({{R from alternative name}})
Pronounciation → Pronunciation ({{R from misspelling}})
Travelling Wilburys → Traveling Wilburys ({{R from misspelling}})
ASCII {{R from ASCII-only}}
{{R to ASCII-only}}
Weisser See → Weißer See
Eð → Eth
Diacritical marks {{R from diacritics}}
{{R to diacritics}}
Montréal → Montreal
Malmo → Malmö
Misspellings
  • For:
    • incorrect differences in spelling
{{R from misspelling}} Pronounciation → Pronunciation
Travelling Wilburys → Traveling Wilburys
Stylized titles
  • For:
    • Stylized names that are outside Wikipedia naming conventions
{{R from stylization}} Ǝ (video) → E (video)
Old-style CamelCase links {{R from CamelCase}} AccessibleComputing → Computer accessibility
Different capitalisation
  • For:
    • capitalisation differences that are not incorrect
  • Not for:
    • Camel case titles from old versions of Wikipedia (see above)
    • page names with incorrect capitalisation
{{R from other capitalisation}} Aw → AW
Ascending Chain Condition → Ascending chain condition

TheBeatles → The Beatles ({{R from CamelCase}})
Incorrect capitalisation
  • For:
    • page names with incorrect capitalisation
  • Not for:
    • Camel case titles from old versions of Wikipedia (see above)
    • capitalisation differences that are not incorrect
{{R from miscapitalisation}} Cody ChesnuTT → Cody Chesnutt
The beatles → The Beatles

TheBeatles → The Beatles ({{R from CamelCase}})
Grammar and punctuation
Modifications
  • For:
    • punctuation differences
    • re-arrangement of words
{{R from modification}} North Korean-Russian → North Korean Russian
Russia – North Korea relations → North Korea – Russia relations
1962-63 Ashes series → 1962–63 Ashes series
From plurals
  • For:
    • plural nouns or noun phrases to their singular forms
    • plural nouns or noun phrases when the singular form is also a redirect to the same target
  • Not for:
    • singular nouns or noun phrases to their plural forms
{{R from plural}} Dogs → Dog
Mitochondria → Mitochondrium
To plurals
  • For:
    • singular nouns or noun phrases to their plural forms
    • singular nouns or noun phrases when the plural form is also a redirect to the same target
  • Not for:
    • plural nouns or noun phrases to their singular forms
{{R to plural}} Minimal medium → Minimal media
Parts of speech
Parts of speech {{R from adjective}}
{{R from adverb}}
{{R from common noun}}
{{R from gerund}}
{{R from proper noun}}
{{R from verb}}
happy → happiness
magically → magic
advertiser → advertising
World Island → Afro-Eurasia
coagulate → coagulation

Alternative names[edit]

Check each rcat's template page to see in which namespace(s) it may be used.
Usage Template Example(s)
Full names such as
Municipality, State
forms or
Village, City forms to briefer name form
{{R from name and country}} (see also {{R from specific geographic name}} for other geographic variations)
Full names
persons, things, topics and such alternative forms of names redirected to briefer article page names
{{R from long name}}
Short names
persons, things, topics and such alternative forms of names redirected to full article page names
{{R from short name}}
Sort names
the sort form of a persons name is redirected to the person's common name
{{R from sort name}} Kennedy, John F. redirects to the subjects common name, John F. Kennedy
Alternative names
general pseudonyms, nicknames, and synonyms that are not historic names or a full name as above
{{R from alternative name}}
Names with titles
usually surnames preceded or followed by a title, honorific, etc.
{{R from name with title}} Cardinal Wolsey redirects to Thomas Wolsey
More specific names
names that are more specific, less general than that used for the actual article (often as the result of WP:RM discussions involving WP:COMMONNAME), but not simply longer versions of the target names
{{R from more specific name}} (see also {{R from more specific geographic name}} and its variants for places)
Less specific names
names that are less specific, more general than that used for the actual article (often as the result of WP:RM discussions involving WP:COMMONNAME), but not simply shorter versions of the target names
{{R from less specific name}}
Synonyms (and antonyms)
words that have the same or similar meaning (antonyms have opposite meanings) – scientific synonyms should be tagged with {{R from alternative scientific name}} instead
{{R from synonym}}
{{R from antonym}}
syn. Automobile → Car
syn. Argyractis dorophanes → Eoophyla accra (scientific)
ant. Dislike → Like
Personal / legal names
article is titled by the WP:COMMONNAME, which often is not the subject's personal/legal name; yet, the redirect title is relevant and should be linked for categorization, tracking and for its search worthiness
{{R from personal name}}
{{R from legal name}} (alias of above)
Peter Hernandez
Erika Mitchell
Unambiguous surnames {{R from surname}}
Given names {{R from given name}}
Birth names {{R from birth name}}
Married names {{R from married name}}
Pen names, stage names, etc. {{R from pseudonym}}
Incorrect names
articles that were renamed (moved) to correct name that left a redirect behind
{{R from incorrect name}}
Previous names (no historic significance) {{R from former name}}
Previous names that do have historic significance, where subsumed into a modern entity or region (also populates Category:Printworthy redirects) {{R from historic name}} Calcutta → Kolkata
Scientific names of organisms
  • from scientific name to commonplace article name (automatic Printworthy category)
  • commonplace name to scientific article name
  • from alternative scientific name to correct (or believed to be correct) scientific name

{{R from scientific name}}
{{R to scientific name}}
{{R from alternative scientific name}}
Technical names
{{R from technical name}}
{{R to technical name}}
{{R from molecular formula}}
Java package names
  • from a Java package name, or the fully-qualified name of a Java class or interface, to the software project or language feature that provides that package (automatic Unprintworthy category)

{{R from Java package name}}
Other languages {{R from alternative language}}
(language codes)

Navigation[edit]

Usage Template Example(s)
Embedded anchor
The category page notes that this does not apply to anchors that are in or near section headers. Use {{R to section}} instead.
{{R to anchor}} Fire-lizard → Pern#fire-lizard
FAT-32 → File Allocation Table#FAT32 (Note the hyphen – use {{R to section}} because this is a "section anchor".)
Links auto-generated from file metadata information {{R from file metadata link}}
List entry {{R to list entry}}
Mentioned in hatnote
Hatnotes are most often atop the page. If they are under a section header, {{R to section}} should also be used.
{{R mentioned in hatnote}} Jump → Jumping
  • {{Redirect|Jump}} renders the hatnote, (and mention), atop the target page. {{Wiktionary}}is also used.

Bold → Emphasis (typography)#Methods and use

  • {{redirect2|Bold|Boldface}} renders the hatnote, (and mention), under a section header of the target page; {{R to section}} and {{Wiktionary}}are also used.
Section
Note {{R to anchor}} and how the targets are similar. The target must be clicked and checked to be able to tell the difference.
{{R to section}} WP:SOURCE → Wikipedia:Verifiability#Reliable sources
N270 → Intel Atom (CPU)#Diamondville ({{R to anchor}})
To target from a shortcut (not a "template shortcut"—see below) {{R from shortcut}} WP:BOLD → Wikipedia:Be bold
Template:Vanchor → Template:Visible anchor ({{R from template shortcut}})
To target from a template shortcut
If the target is a template, then the redirect is a "template shortcut" no matter what namespace it is in.
{{R from template shortcut}} Template:Cn → Template:Citation needed
T:S → Template:Strikethrough
Template:WP:UTM → Wikipedia:Template messages/User talk namespace ({{R from shortcut}})
Avoided double redirect {{R avoided double redirect}}

Disambiguation[edit]

Check each rcat's template page to see in which namespace(s) it may be used.
Usage Template Example(s)
Titles with disambiguators that aren't needed {{R from unnecessary disambiguation}} Jupiter (planet) → Jupiter
Shir Kahn (disambiguation) → Shir Kahn ({{R to disambiguation page}})
Facilitate disambiguation {{R to disambiguation page}}
{{R to anthroponymy page}}
For ambiguous phrases covered by another disambiguation page {{R from ambiguous page}}
Titles with different qualifiers {{R from other disambiguation}}

Merges, duplicates and moves[edit]

Use these rcat templates in any namespace.
Usage Template Example(s)
Duplicated articles {{R from duplicated article}}
Merges
Check page history to see if a redirect is from an article merged into another page.
{{R from merge}}
Page moves
Check page history to see if a redirect is the result of a page renaming.
{{R from move}}
Page history
Check page history to see if a redirect has a significant edit history.
{{R with history}}
Wikipedia history
Check page history to see if a redirect is the result of historical changes in Wikipedia.
{{R with old history}}

To namespaces[edit]

Check each rcat's template page to see in which namespace(s) it may be used.
Usage Template Example(s)
The following can sort redirects into either a cross-namespace category or a same-namespace category:
Wikipedia (project) namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the Wikipedia namespace to a page outside of the Wikipedia namespace
{{R to project namespace}} Wikipedia:MOS → Wikipedia:Manual of Style
MOS:ABBR → Wikipedia:Manual of Style (abbreviations)
Help:IPA → Wikipedia:IPA
Help namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the help namespace to a page outside of the help namespace
{{R to help namespace}} Help:Magic word → Help:Magic words
H:R → Help:Redirect (H:R is in the Main namespace)
Wikipedia:Thumbnail → Help:Files
Portal namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the portal namespace to a page outside of the portal namespace
{{R to portal namespace}} Portal:Beatles → Portal:The Beatles
P:ENG → Portal:England
Wikipedia:0 → Portal:Contents
The following will sort redirects into a cross-namespace category:
Category namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the category namespace to any page
{{R to category namespace}} CAT:A → Category:Wikipedia adminship (CAT:A is in the Main namespace)
Category:A → Category:Wikipedia adminship
Draft namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the draft namespace to any page
{{R to draft namespace}} Wikipedia:Wikiproject Dacia/Drafts/Arcina → Draft:Arcina
Draft:Beatles → Draft:The Beatles
Main namespace
  • For:
    • a page outside of the main namespace to a page in the main namespace
  • Not for:
    • a page in the main namespace to any page
{{R to main namespace}} Template:DSM IV TR → Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Beatles → The Beatles
Talk namespaces
  • For:
    • a page outside of the talk namespace to a page in the talk namespace
  • Not for:
    • a page in the talk namespace to any page
{{R to talk page}} Help:Table → Talk:Library
Wikipedia:Edit conflict → Wikipedia talk:Edit conflict
User talk:Simon → User:Simon ({{R to user namespace}})
User talk:Jimbo → Talk:Genius
Template namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the template namespace to any page
{{R to template namespace}} T:S → Template:Strikethrough (T:S is in the Main namespace.)
Template:R from → Template:R template index
User namespace
  • For:
  • Not for:
    • a page in the user namespace to any page
{{R to user namespace}} Wikipedia:MOS → User:Jimbo Wales
User talk:Tricky Ed → User:SuperEditor

User:SuperEditor → User talk:Tricky Ed ({{R to talk page}})
User:SuperEditor → User:Tricky Ed
User:Jimbo Wales/Workpage → User:Jimbo Wales

Miscellaneous[edit]

Check each rcat's template page to see in which namespace(s) it may be used.
Usage Template Example(s)
To redirect to decade article {{R to decade}}
People who are members of a group, organisation, ensemble or team {{R from member}}
Subtopics or closely related topics that should be explained within the text, which may possibly become a future article {{R with possibilities}}
Fictional characters {{R from fictional character}}
Fictional objects/concepts {{R from fictional element}}
Fictional locations/settings {{R from fictional location}}
TV series' episodes {{R to TV episode list entry}}
Related terms or topics {{R to related topic}}
Subtopics {{R from subtopic}}
{{R to subtopic}}
Related words {{R from related word}}
Topics of lists {{R from list topic}} Birds of Tunisia → List of birds of Tunisia
From school stub to merge location {{R from school}}
From a song to an album or artist {{R from song}}
From an album to an artist {{R from album}}
From an Internet domain name {{R from domain name}} (alias {{R from dotcom}})

{{R from top-level domain}}
Thomas.loc.gov → THOMAS
Gnu.org → GNU
Openoffice.org → OpenOffice.org ({{R from other capitalisation}})
From a single Unicode character {{R from Unicode}}
From a phrase {{R from phrase}}
To an article without mention {{R to article without mention}}
From a film title {{R from film}}
From a book title {{R from book}}
From a gender-specific title {{R from gender}}
ISOs {{R from ISO 4}}
{{R from ISO 639 code}}
{{R from ISO 3166 code}}
{{R from ISO 4217 code}}
{{R from ISO 15924 code}}
ISO 4 – J. Nutr.Journal of Nutrition
ISO 639:zho → Chinese language
ISO 3166-1:MM → Myanmar
ISO 4217:USD → United States dollar
ISO 15924:Ethi → Ge'ez script
Printworthiness Printability
{{R printworthy}}
{{R unprintworthy}}
{{R with possibilities}} – printworthy by default
{{R from misspelling}} – unprintworthy by default
Protection {{R extended-protected}}
{{R fully protected}}
{{R semi-protected}}
{{R template protected}}
Tools Category:Miscellaneous redirects
Protection policy
{{Redirect category shell}}
{{Talk page of redirect}}
Wikidata {{Wikidata redirect}}

Alphanumeric listing[edit]

This index lists all rcats; to see many rcats listed by function, see the functional index and the navbar.
  • Look for "significant" words, because in this listing the leading "R" and the words "for, from, to and with" are ignored except when the subjects are identical (e.g. R from acronym and R to acronym). To make them easier to find, some rcats are listed more than once. For example, {{R from postal abbreviation}} will be found with the "P" group as well as with the "A" group.
  • Printability (in mainspace only) keys for third column of table:
  1. Printable – rcat will populate {{R printworthy}} by default
    • Hard = cannot be altered
    • Soft = can be altered to unprintworthy by a parameter
  2. Unprintable – rcat will populate {{R unprintworthy}} by default
    • Hard = cannot be altered
    • Soft = can be altered to printworthy by a parameter
  3. No default – editors manually choose printability of redirects
  4. N/A – non-applicable – rcat is not used in mainspace or it is deprecated
What to type What it makes Printability

"0–9"
{{R from ISO 4}}
category links talk edit
Printable
– hard
{{R from ISO 639 code}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from ISO 3166 code}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from ISO 4217 code}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from ISO 15924 code}}
category links talk edit
No default

"A"
{{R avoided double redirect}}
category links talk edit
Note: This rcat may also populate Category:Avoided double redirects to be updated when appropriate. No default
{{R from abbreviation}}
category links talk edit
Alias of: {{R from initialism}}
  • From an initialism: This is a redirect from an initialism to a related topic, such as the expansion of the initialism.
    • Use {{R from acronym}}, instead, for abbreviations that are pronounced as words, such as NATO and RADAR.
No default
{{R from postal abbreviation}}
category links talk edit
  • From postal abbreviation: This is a redirect from a postal abbreviation to its associated city, state or other geographic entity.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from scientific abbreviation}}
category links talk edit
Printable
– hard
{{R from systematic abbreviation}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from US postal abbreviation}}
category links talk edit
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from acronym}}
category links talk edit
  • From an acronym: This is a redirect from an acronym to a related topic, such as the expansion of the acronym.
    • Remember that an acronym is a special type of initialism that can be spoken as a word, such as "NATO" or "radar" or "ANOVA".
    • Use {{R from initialism}} for abbreviations that have letters that are pronounced separately, such as "OAU" or "USSR" or "DoD".
No default
{{R to acronym}}
category links talk edit
  • To an acronym: This is a redirect to an acronym from its expanded form.
No default
{{R from adjective}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from adverb}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from airline code}}
category links talk edit
Printable
– hard
{{R from airport code}}
category links talk edit
Printable
– hard
{{R from album}}
category links talk edit
  • From an album: This is a redirect from an album to a related topic such as the recording artist or a list of albums.
No default
{{R from alternative character}}
category links talk edit
Alias of: {{R comics from alternative name}}
  • From an alternative name in comics: This is a redirect from a title that is another name or identity, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the comic book character detailed in the target article.
Printable
– hard
{{R from alternative language}}
category links talk edit
See also ISO codes for language redirects
  • From an alternative language: This is a redirect from a page name in an as yet undetermined language to a page name in an as yet undetermined language. These words may directly translate or they may be related words, names or phrases.
    • This redirect leads to its target in accordance with the naming conventions for titles in other languages and can help writing and searches. However, per WP:NOTBROKEN do not replace these redirected links with a piped link unless the page is updated for another reason.
No default (Exception: Printable
from English terms only – soft)
{{R from alternative military designation}}
category links talk edit
Printable
– hard
{{R from alternative name}}
category links talk edit
{{R to alternative name}} may also be used.
  • From an alternative name: This is a redirect from a title that is another name such as a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the target, or of a name associated with the target.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names to aid searches and writing. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this redirect is an incorrect name for the target, then use {{R from incorrect name}} instead.
No default
{{R comics from alternative name}}
category links talk edit
  • From an alternative name in comics: This is a redirect from a title that is another name or identity, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the comic book character detailed in the target article.
Printable
– hard
{{R ME from alternative name}}
category links talk edit
  • From a Middle-earth alternative name: This is a redirect from an alternative article title of a Middle-earth related topic such as a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the target, or of a name associated with the target.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this redirect is an incorrect name for the target, then use {{R from incorrect name}} instead.
No default
{{R from alternative scientific name}}
category links talk edit
Printable
– soft
{{R from alternative spelling}}
category links talk edit
  • From a different spelling: This is a redirect from a title with a different spelling of the target name. Pages that link to this redirect may be updated to link directly to the target page if that results in an improvement of the text. Do not "fix" such links if they are not broken. Also, these links should not be replaced with piped links.
No default
{{R ME from alternative spelling}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from alternative transliteration}}
category links talk edit
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from ambiguous page}}
category links talk edit
  • From an ambiguous term: This is a redirect from an ambiguous page name to a page or list that disambiguates it. These redirects are pointed to by links that should always be disambiguated. Therefore, this template should never appear on a page that has "(disambiguation)" in its title – in that case use {{R to disambiguation page}} instead.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R to anchor}}
category links talk edit
  • To an embedded anchor: This is a redirect from a topic that does not have its own page to an anchored part of a page on the subject.
    • An {{anchor|(anchor name)}} template, a <span id="(anchor name)"> element, or an |id=(anchor name) parameter might be installed at the beginning of a paragraph, in or near a section header or within a table. The anchor might also be an old section header that has been edited and is anchored within or near the new header to prevent broken internal and external links.
    • Even though section headers of the general form ==(Header name)== are themselves a type of anchor, use {{R to section}} instead.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from animal}}
category links talk edit
  • From an animal: This is a redirect from one or more animals to a related main topic that describes the animal(s).
No default
{{R to anthroponymy page}}
category links talk edit
  • To an anthroponymy page: This is a redirect to an anthroponymy page. This redirect is intended for use in links from other articles that need to refer to the anthroponymy page, rather than be disambiguated. Therefore, this template should only appear on a redirect page that has "(anthroponymy)" in its title. Ambiguous titles that do not have "(anthroponymy)" in their page names may use {{R from ambiguous page}}, instead.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from antonym}}
category links talk edit
  • From antonym: This is a redirect from a page that is an antonym or opposite of the target page.
Printable
– hard
{{R to article without mention}}
category links talk edit
  • To an article without mention: This is a redirect to an article without any mention of the redirected word or phrase.
    • For titles that are obvious omissions from target articles, check the rcat index for more specific templates to use instead of this rcat – examples: {{R typo}} for misspellings of article titles or {{R from unsuitable title}} for wrong names.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from ASCII-only}}
category links talk edit
Unprintable
– hard
{{R to ASCII-only}}
category links talk edit
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from ATC code}}
category links talk edit
  • From ATC code: This is a redirect from a title that is an ATC code to an article about a pharmaceutical drug or to a section of an ATC list.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from ATCvet code}}
category links talk edit
  • From ATCvet code: This is a redirect from a title that is an ATCvet code to an article about a veterinary drug or to a section of an ATCvet list.
Unprintable
– hard

"B"
{{R to joint biography}}
category links talk edit
  • To a joint biography: This is a redirect from one person's name to a biographical article that includes this person along with one or more other persons.
    • Be sure to include {{DEFAULTSORT:(surname), (given name)}} for correct category sorting of this person's name.
No default
{{R from birth name}}
category links talk edit
  • From birth name: This is a redirect from a person's birth name (née or) to a more common name or a related topic.
    • Use this rcat to tag mainspace redirects when the title matches the subject's name given to them at birth. If the redirect is a personal name that differs from the birth name, then use {{R from personal name}} instead. In either case, be sure to include {{DEFAULTSORT:(surname), (given name)}} for correct category sorting of this person's name.
No default
{{R from book}}
category links talk edit
  • 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.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from brand name}}
category links talk edit
Printable
– hard
{{R from bus route}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from London bus route}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from NYC bus route}}
category links talk edit
No default

"C"
{{R from calling code}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from CamelCase}}
category links talk edit
  • From a camel case title: This is a redirect from a camel case page name. In the initial versions of Wikipedia, all links had to be "CamelCase", i.e., words that used medial capitals; they are "two-humped" like a Bactrian camel. These are kept as redirects to maintain edit history and to avoid breaking links that may have been made externally.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from Canadian settlement name}}
category links talk edit
No default
{{R from miscapitalisation}}
category links talk edit
  • From a miscapitalisation: This is a redirect from a miscapitalisation. The correct form is given by the target of the redirect.
    • This redirect is made available to aid searches or to maintain links. Pages that use this link should be updated to link directly to the correct form without using a piped link hiding the correct details.
    • This template tags redirects with a subcategory of the Redirects from incorrect names category, so template {{R from incorrect name}} should not be used with this template.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from other capitalisation}}
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  • From other capitalisation: This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. It leads to the title in accordance with the Wikipedia naming conventions for capitalisation, or it leads to a title that is associated in some way with the conventional capitalisation of this redirect title. This may help writing, searching and international language issues.
    • If this redirect is an incorrect capitalisation, then {{R from miscapitalisation}} should be used instead, and pages that use this link should be updated to link directly to the target. Miscapitalisations can be tagged in any namespace.
    • Use this rcat to tag only mainspace redirects; when other capitalisations are in other namespaces, use {{R from modification}} instead.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from case citation}}
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  • From case citation: This is a redirect from a legal case citation to its associated article about the case.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from catchphrase}}
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No default
{{R to category namespace}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R to character list entry}}
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Alias of: {{R from fictional character}} and also sorts to Category:Fictional character redirects to lists
  • From a fictional character: This is a redirect from a fictional character to a related fictional work or list of characters. The destination may be an article about a related fictional work that mentions this character, a subsection or a standalone list of characters.
No default
{{R from chemical name}}
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Alias of {{R from technical name}}
Printable
– hard
{{R from city and province}}
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Printable
– hard
{{R from city and state}}
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Printable
– hard
{{R from code}}
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No default
{{R from postal code}}
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  • From a postal code: This is a redirect from a postal code to its assigned geographic area.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R comics from alternative name}}
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  • From an alternative name in comics: This is a redirect from a title that is another name or identity, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the comic book character detailed in the target article.
Printable
– hard
{{R comics to list entry}}
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  • To a comics list entry: This is a redirect from a comics related title for a minor topic to a list of minor entities, a type of article which is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively..
    • Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target pagename. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections.
No default
{{R comics from merge}}
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  • From a comics merge: This is a redirect from a comics title that was merged into the target article. This page was kept as a redirect in order to preserve its edit history after its content was merged into the target article's content. Please do not remove the tag that generates this text (unless the need to recreate content on this page has been demonstrated), nor delete this page.
No default
{{R comics naming convention}}
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No default
{{R comics with possibilities}}
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  • Comics title with possibilities: This is a redirect from a comics-related title that potentially could be expanded into an article.
    • For guidance on how to start a new page from a section, please see Wikipedia:Summary style. It is important that the topic is notable in accordance with the guideline (here is a helpful essay), and that the article is structured in line with the manual of style; otherwise, there is a possibility that the article will be re-merged and turned back into a redirect.
Printable
– hard
{{R comics from related word}}
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  • From a comics-related word or phrase: This is a redirect from a word, phrase, concept, character, story or item to a comics title that is related in some way. This redirect might be a good candidate for a Wiktionary link.
    • Redirects from related words are not properly redirects from alternative spellings of the same word. They are also different than redirects from a subtopic or related topic, since a related word is unlikely to warrant a full subtopic in the target page, or to have the possibility of ever becoming an article.
No default
{{R comics to section}}
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  • To a comics section: This is a redirect from a comics-related title that does not have its own page to a comprehensive-type comics-related article section that covers the subject.
No default
{{R from common noun}}
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No default
{{R from predecessor company name}}
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  • From predecessor company name: This is a redirect from the name of a former company to a successor company.
    • This applies to mergers and acquisitions – if this redirect resulted from a company that changed its name, then use {{R from former name}} instead.
No default
{{R from contraction}}
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Alias of: {{R from short name}}
  • From a short name: This is a redirect from a title that is a shortened form of a person's full name, a book title or other more complete article title.
    • Use this rcat (not {{R from initialism}}) to tag redirects that are the initials of a person's name.
No default
{{R for convenience}}
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  • Used for convenience: This is a redirect from a title that is intended to make it easier to get to the target page; the target is a more appropriate page for the purpose of the redirected title. This rcat is reserved for redirects that may not fit other descriptions.
    • For example, this may be a redirect from a title that is used colloquially; however, it is not currently an officially accepted term, though it may have been in the past. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. This redirect does not need to be replaced with a piped link.
No default

"D"
{{R to decade}}
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  • To a decade: This is a redirect from a year (or years) to to the associated decade article. Years from 1700–500 BCE should redirect to the relevant decade per Wikipedia:Timeline standards.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page. Individual articles may be created for these years in the future.
Printable
– soft
{{R from diacritics}}
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  • From the same page name with diacritics: This is a redirect from a page name that has diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.) to essentially the same page name without those marks or a "List of..." page anchored to a promising list item name without diacritics.
    • Apply this redirect (without piping) when the subject page concerns language translation or foreign language equivalents. Other pages that use this redirect should be updated with a direct link to the redirect target (again, without piping).
    • Sort these redirects with {{DEFAULTSORT:(title without diacritics)}} and be sure to use a colon ( : ) rather than a pipe ( | ) to access the magic word directly.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R to diacritics}}
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For actual transliterations use {{R from transliteration}}.
  • To the same page name with diacritics: This is a redirect from a page name that does not have diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.) to essentially the same page name with diacritical marks or a "List of..." page anchored to a promising list item name with diacritics.
    • This redirect aids in searches and may be applied (without piping) when the subject page concerns language translation or foreign language equivalents. Other pages that use this redirect should be updated with a direct link to the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
– hard
{{R ME without diacritics}}
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  • From same ME page name without diacritics: This is a redirect from essentially the same Middle-earth page name that does not have diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.) to the same title with those marks.
    • Use this redirect link (without piping) when the page concerns language translation or English language equivalents. Other pages using this link should be updated to replace text with the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
– hard
{{R to disambiguation page}}
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  • To a disambiguation page: This is a redirect to a disambiguation page. This redirect is intended for use in links from other articles that need to refer to the disambiguation page, rather than be disambiguated. Therefore, this template should only appear on a redirect page that has "(disambiguation)" in its title. Ambiguous titles that do not have "(disambiguation)" in their page names may use {{R from ambiguous page}}, instead.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from domain name}}
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  • From a domain name: This is a redirect from a domain name to an article about a website (or the entity to which the official website belongs) that is more often referred to by its short name or company name rather than its domain name.
    • Use this redirect link (without piping) when the link in the context specifically concerns the website. Other pages using this link should be updated to replace the text with the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from top-level domain}}
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  • From a top-level domain: This is a redirect from a top-level domain to an article about a website (or the company that hosts it) that is more often referred to by its short name or company name rather than its top-level domain name.
    • Use this redirect link (without piping) when the link in the context specifically concerns the website. Other pages using this link should be updated to replace the text with the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
– hard
{{R avoided double redirect}}
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Note: This rcat may also populate Category:Avoided double redirects to be updated when appropriate. No default
{{R to draft namespace}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R from duplicated article}}
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  • From a duplicated article: This is a redirect from a page on the same or very similar subject matter that was kept as a redirect in order to preserve this page's edit history after the content was merged.
    • Please do not delete this redirect nor remove this tag unless the need to recreate this article is demonstrated.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R ME from duplicated article}}
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  • From a Middle-earth duplicated article: This is a redirect from a page on the same or very similar subject matter related to the Middle-earth legendarium. This title was kept as a redirect in order to preserve this page's edit history after the content was merged.
    • Please do not delete this redirect nor remove this tag unless the need to recreate this article is demonstrated.
Unprintable
– hard

"E"
{{R from E number}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R from E2 symmetry}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R to TV episode list entry}}
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See also: {{ER to list entry}}Category:Episode redirects to lists or one of its subcategories may also be populated by default.
  • To a TV episode list entry: This is a redirect from a television episode title to a list of episodes, a type of article that is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively.
    • Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target pagename. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections.
No default
{{R from eponym}}
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No default
{{R from mathematical symbol or equation}}
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No default
{{ER to list entry}}
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Alias of: {{R to TV episode list entry}}Category:Episode redirects to lists or one of its subcategories may also be populated by default.
  • To a TV episode list entry: This is a redirect from a television episode title to a list of episodes, a type of article that is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively.
    • Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target pagename. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections.
No default
{{R from Exif}}
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Alias of: {{R from file metadata link}}
  • From a file metadata link: This is a redirect from a wikilink created from Exif, XMP or other information (i.e. the "metadata" section on some file description pages) to a more detailed description of the metadata subject that is linked. Since MediaWiki offers only limited control over the targets of these camera-generated links, redirects like this are created to make them useful.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R extended-protected}}
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  • Extended-confirmed protected: This is a redirect from a title that is extended confirmed protected from editing for any of several possible reasons.
    • Please do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page unless expressly advised to do so below or elsewhere on this page.
No default

"F"
{{R from fictional character}}
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Also sorts to Category:Fictional character redirects to lists by default
  • From a fictional character: This is a redirect from a fictional character to a related fictional work or list of characters. The destination may be an article about a related fictional work that mentions this character, a subsection or a standalone list of characters.
No default
{{R from fictional element}}
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Also sorts to Category:Fictional element redirects to lists by default.
  • From a fictional element: This is a redirect from a fictional element (such as an object or concept) to a related fictional work or list of similar elements. The destination may be an article about a related fictional work that mentions this element, a subsection, or a standalone list of elements.
No default
{{R from fictional location}}
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  • From a fictional location: This is a redirect from a fictional location or setting to a related fictional work or list of places. The destination may be an article about a related fictional work that mentions this place, a subsection, or a standalone list of settings.
No default
{{R from file extension}}
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  • From a file extension: This is a redirect from a title that is a file extension (such as .svg and .txt) to a related topic, such as an explanatory article, section of an article or a table. An example is: .jpgRedirect arrow without text.svgJPEG.
    • It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • This redirect is automatically sorted by the first letter (not by the leading dot).
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from file metadata link}}
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{{R from Exif}} is an alias of this rcat.
  • From a file metadata link: This is a redirect from a wikilink created from Exif, XMP or other information (i.e. the "metadata" section on some file description pages) to a more detailed description of the metadata subject that is linked. Since MediaWiki offers only limited control over the targets of these camera-generated links, redirects like this are created to make them useful.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from filename}}
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  • From a filename: This is a redirect from a title that is a filename of the target..
    • It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from film}}
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  • From a film: This is a redirect from a film title that is a subtopic of the redirect target or a title in an alternative language that has been produced in that language.
No default
{{R from former name}}
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  • From a former name: This is a redirect from a former name or working title of the target topic to the new name that resulted from a name change.
No default
{{R to former name}}
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  • To a former name: This is a redirect to a former name or title of the subject's name or title.
No default
{{R ME from former name}}
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No default
{{R from former Swiss municipality}}
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  • From a former Swiss municipality: This is a redirect from a title for a former Swiss municipality to the municipality into which it was incorporated and into the article of which it may have been merged. This redirect also populates Category:Redirects with possibilities.
    • With time, this topic may become an article of its own. This redirect may be replaced with an article started from scratch and carved out of the target page. When appropriate, article categories may also be added to the redirect page.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page.
Printable
– hard
{{R fully protected}}
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  • Fully protected: This is a redirect from a title that is fully protected from editing for any of several possible reasons.
    • Please do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page unless expressly advised to do so below or elsewhere on this page.
No default

"G"
{{R from gender}}
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  • From gender: This is a redirect from a word or phrase that specifies gender to one that is either gender-neutral or specific to a different gender.
Printable
– soft
{{R from gene symbol}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R from gerund}}
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No default
{{R from given name}}
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  • From a given name: This is a redirect from a person's given name. It is used because Wikipedia has only one biographical article of a person by this given name, or because one individual is ubiquitously known by this given name (other persons who share this name might be listed at a primary topic disambiguation page).
No default
{{R from Greek letter organization letters}}
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Printable
– hard

"H"
{{R from H2 symmetry}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R mentioned in hatnote}}
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  • Mentioned in a hatnote: This is a redirect from a title that is mentioned in a hatnote. The mention is usually atop the target article. It may, however, be directly under a section header, or in another article's hatnote, (whenever the hatnote is under a section, {{R to section}} should also be used).
    • The titles of redirects mentioned in hatnotes may refer to a subject other than that of the target page. It is possible that this redirect may need to be retargeted, or become an article under its own title, (see {{R with possibilities}}). If the title is a good candidate for a Wiktionary link, it may also be added.
No default
{{R to help namespace}}
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  • To a help page: This is a redirect from any page inside or outside of help namespace to a page in that namespace.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from highway}}
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  • From a highway: This is a redirect from a highway page title that may be a topic more detailed than the target page. When the target page becomes too long, this redirect may be converted into an article that will be carved out of the target page.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from highway in region}}
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  • From "highway in region": This is a redirect from the format "(highway) in (region)" to the (highway) article.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from highway in region without possibilities}}
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  • From "highway in region" without possibilities: This is a redirect from the format "(highway) in (region)" to the (highway) article, a redirect that is unlikely to ever be expanded into its own article.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page, since times change, and there is still a chance, however slight, that this redirect will someday become a separate article in Wikipedia.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from historic name}}
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  • From historic name: This is a redirect from a title that is another name, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym that, more than just a "former name", has a significant historic past. For example, a region, state, principate's holding, city, city-state or such, and the subject has been subsumed into a modern era municipality, district or state, or otherwise has experienced a name change.
    • 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.
Printable
– hard
{{R to historic name}}
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  • To a historic name: This is a redirect to a title that is another name, a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym that, more than just a "former name", has a significant historic past. For example, 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.
No default
{{R with history}}
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  • With history: This is a redirect from a page containing substantive page history. This page is kept as a redirect in order to preserve its former content and attributions. Please do not remove the tag that generates this text (unless the need to recreate content on this page has been demonstrated), nor delete this page.
    • This template should not be used for redirects having some edit history but no meaningful content in their previous versions, nor for redirects created as a result of a page merge (use {{R from merge}} instead), nor for redirects from a title that forms a historic part of Wikipedia (use {{R with old history}} instead).
No default
{{R with old history}}
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  • With old history: This is a redirect from a page that was from a historic version of this Wikipedia project.
Unprintable
– soft

"I"
{{R from IMO number}}
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  • From an IMO number: This is a redirect from a title that is an IMO number to an article about the corresponding ship, ship owner or management company.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from imprint}}
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Printable
– hard
{{R from incomplete disambiguation}}
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  • From incomplete disambiguation: This is a redirect from an incomplete disambiguation, a page name that is too ambiguous to be the title of an article or other project page. Such titles should redirect to an appropriate disambiguation page (or section of it), or to a more complete disambiguation.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from incomplete name}}
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  • From an incomplete name: This is a redirect from a title that is an incomplete form of a topic's correct name. The correct name is given by the target of this redirect.
    • Use this rcat to tag redirects from an incomplete form of a name, including a person's, a geographic entity's full name, or a book title. For acceptable short names, please use {{R from short name}} instead. For outright erroneous names, please use {{R from incorrect name}} instead.
    • This redirect is kept to aid searches. Pages linking to this title should be updated to link directly to the correct title given above, unless the form is an acceptable short name better tagged by {{R from short name}}.
    • This template tags redirects with a subcategory of the Redirects from incorrect names category, so template {{R from incorrect name}} should not be used with this template.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from incorrect disambiguation}}
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  • From incorrect disambiguation: This is a redirect from a page name with incorrect disambiguation due to a typographical error, a format that does not follow Wikipedia convention or a previous editorial misconception.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from incorrect name}}
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  • From incorrect name: This is a redirect from an erroneous name – either an incorrect name or a title that is unsuitable as a Wikipedia article title or other project page name – that serves readers because it is a good search term. The correct name is given by the target of the redirect.
    • Pages that use this link should be updated to link directly to the target without the use of a piped link that hides the correct details.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from initialism}}
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  • From an initialism: This is a redirect from an initialism to a related topic, such as the expansion of the initialism.
    • Use {{R from acronym}}, instead, for abbreviations that are pronounced as words, such as NATO and RADAR.
No default
{{R to initialism}}
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No default
{{R from ISO 4}}
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No default
{{R from ISO 639 code}}
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Categories Redirects from ISO 639-1 and 639-5 may also be populated.
No default
{{R from ISO 3166 code}}
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No default
{{R from ISO 15924 code}}
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No default

"J–K–L"
{{R from Java package name}}
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  • From a Java package name: This is a redirect from a Java package name, or the fully-qualified name of a Java class or interface, to the software project or language feature that provides that package, or the computer-science concept that it implements.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R to joint biography}}
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  • To a joint biography: This is a redirect from one person's name to a biographical article that includes this person along with one or more other persons.
    • Be sure to include {{DEFAULTSORT:(surname), (given name)}} for correct category sorting of this person's name.
No default
{{R from alternative language}}
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See also ISO codes for language redirects
  • From an alternative language: This is a redirect from a page name in an as yet undetermined language to a page name in an as yet undetermined language. These words may directly translate or they may be related words, names or phrases.
    • This redirect leads to its target in accordance with the naming conventions for titles in other languages and can help writing and searches. However, per WP:NOTBROKEN do not replace these redirected links with a piped link unless the page is updated for another reason.
No default (Exception: Printable
from English terms only – soft)
{{R from legal name}}
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Alias of: {{R from personal name}}
  • From personal name: This is a redirect from an individual's personal name to an article titled with the subject's professional stage name, pen name, or other better known moniker.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names; it may help writing and aid searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this is the name of a living person, then one or more reliable sources must be included in the target article that will support the existence of this personal name, or else a reference(s) must be added to this redirect's talk page. This is in accord with Wikipedia's biography of living persons (BLP) policy, which applies to all Wikipedia pages, to include redirects.
    • Use this rcat only on redirects that are in Wikipedia's main-article namespace, and only when the personal name differs from the subject's name when born. If the redirect title is the subject's birth name, use {{R from birth name}} instead.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from less specific name}}
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  • From a less specific name: This is a redirect from a title that is a less specific name to a more specific, less general one.
    • It may be a less specialized term, a broader usage, a generic term or simply be worded less narrowly. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • Such names often indicate that a broader, overview article needs to be written. For such redirects {{R with possibilities}} should also be added.
No default
{{R from letter–word combination}}
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No default
{{R to list entry}}
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  • To a list entry: This is a redirect to a list in which the subject is an entry.
    • For redirects from a topic to a related list and not to an entry on that list, use {{R from list topic}} instead.
No default
{{R comics to list entry}}
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  • To a comics list entry: This is a redirect from a comics related title for a minor topic to a list of minor entities, a type of article which is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively..
    • Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target pagename. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections.
No default
{{R ME to list entry}}
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No default
{{R to TV episode list entry}}
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See also: {{ER to list entry}}Category:Episode redirects to lists or one of its subcategories may also be populated by default.
  • To a TV episode list entry: This is a redirect from a television episode title to a list of episodes, a type of article that is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively.
    • Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target pagename. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections.
No default
{{R from list topic}}
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Printable
– hard
{{R from London bus route}}
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No default
{{R from London place name}}
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Printable
– hard
{{R from long name}}
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  • From a longer title: This is a redirect from a title that is a complete, more complete or longer version of the name of a person, organization, legislative act, etc. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. However, do not replace these redirected links with a piped link unless the page is updated for another reason.
No default

"M"
{{R to main namespace}}
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N/A
{{R from manufacturer's designation}}
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  • From a manufacturer's designation: This is a redirect from a manufacturer's designation to a more common military or commercial designation of an aircraft, vehicle, or other item.
Printable
– hard
{{R from married name}}
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Printable
– hard
{{R from mathematical symbol or equation}}
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No default
{{R ME from alternative name}}
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  • From a Middle-earth alternative name: This is a redirect from an alternative article title of a Middle-earth related topic such as a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the target, or of a name associated with the target.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this redirect is an incorrect name for the target, then use {{R from incorrect name}} instead.
No default
{{R ME from alternative spelling}}
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No default
{{R ME without diacritics}}
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  • From same ME page name without diacritics: This is a redirect from essentially the same Middle-earth page name that does not have diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.) to the same title with those marks.
    • Use this redirect link (without piping) when the page concerns language translation or English language equivalents. Other pages using this link should be updated to replace text with the redirect target (again, without piping).
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{{R ME from duplicated article}}
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  • From a Middle-earth duplicated article: This is a redirect from a page on the same or very similar subject matter related to the Middle-earth legendarium. This title was kept as a redirect in order to preserve this page's edit history after the content was merged.
    • Please do not delete this redirect nor remove this tag unless the need to recreate this article is demonstrated.
Unprintable
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{{R ME from former name}}
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No default
{{R ME to list entry}}
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No default
{{R ME with possibilities}}
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  • ME with possibilities: This is a redirect from a Middle-earth title for a topic that currently redirects to a section or to an entry in a list, and for which it may be possible to expand into a separate article. The topic described by the title is more detailed than what is currently provided on the target page, or section of that page.
    • When the target page becomes too large, this redirect may be replaced with an article carved out of the target page. See also {{R ME to section}}, and when appropriate, use both together.
    • If the topic is not susceptible to a major expansion, tag instead with {{R ME to section}} or {{R ME to list entry}} as applicable.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page.
Printable
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{{R ME to section}}
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No default
{{R from member}}
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  • From a member: This is a redirect from a person who is a member of a group to a general, related topic, such as the group name, organization, ensemble or team of membership.
No default
{{R without mention}}
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Alias of: {{R to article without mention}}
  • To an article without mention: This is a redirect to an article without any mention of the redirected word or phrase.
    • For titles that are obvious omissions from target articles, check the rcat index for more specific templates to use instead of this rcat – examples: {{R typo}} for misspellings of article titles or {{R from unsuitable title}} for wrong names.
Unprintable
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{{R mentioned in hatnote}}
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  • Mentioned in a hatnote: This is a redirect from a title that is mentioned in a hatnote. The mention is usually atop the target article. It may, however, be directly under a section header, or in another article's hatnote, (whenever the hatnote is under a section, {{R to section}} should also be used).
    • The titles of redirects mentioned in hatnotes may refer to a subject other than that of the target page. It is possible that this redirect may need to be retargeted, or become an article under its own title, (see {{R with possibilities}}). If the title is a good candidate for a Wiktionary link, it may also be added.
No default
{{R from merge}}
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  • From a merge: This is a redirect from a page that was merged into another page. This redirect was kept in order to preserve this page's edit history after its content was merged into the target page's content. Please do not remove the tag that generates this text (unless the need to recreate content on this page has been demonstrated) nor delete this page.
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{{R comics from merge}}
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  • From a comics merge: This is a redirect from a comics title that was merged into the target article. This page was kept as a redirect in order to preserve its edit history after its content was merged into the target article's content. Please do not remove the tag that generates this text (unless the need to recreate content on this page has been demonstrated), nor delete this page.
No default
{{R scouting from merge}}
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  • From a Scouting page merge: This is a redirect from a Scouting title that was merged into the target article. This page was kept as a redirect in order to preserve its edit history after its content was merged into the target article's content. Please do not remove the tag that generates this text (unless the need to recreate content on this page has been demonstrated) nor delete this page.
No default
{{R from file metadata link}}
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{{R from Exif}} is an alias of this rcat.
  • From a file metadata link: This is a redirect from a wikilink created from Exif, XMP or other information (i.e. the "metadata" section on some file description pages) to a more detailed description of the metadata subject that is linked. Since MediaWiki offers only limited control over the targets of these camera-generated links, redirects like this are created to make them useful.
Unprintable
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{{R from military designation}}
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  • From a military designation: This is a redirect from a military designation to a more common civilian or manufacturer's designation of an aircraft, vehicle, or other item.
Printable
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{{R from alternative military designation}}
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Printable
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{{R from variant military designation}}
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Printable
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{{R from miscapitalisation}}
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  • From a miscapitalisation: This is a redirect from a miscapitalisation. The correct form is given by the target of the redirect.
    • This redirect is made available to aid searches or to maintain links. Pages that use this link should be updated to link directly to the correct form without using a piped link hiding the correct details.
    • This template tags redirects with a subcategory of the Redirects from incorrect names category, so template {{R from incorrect name}} should not be used with this template.
Unprintable
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{{R from misspelling}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from modification}}
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Do not use this template in addition to {{R from transliteration}}, which is a subcategory.
No default
{{R from molecular formula}}
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Printable
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{{R from monotypic taxon}}
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  • From a monotypic taxon: This is a redirect from a monotypic taxon to its only lower-ranking member. In a biology-related article, when for example a family has only one genus, the family may be a redirect to the genus.
    • Use {{R to monotypic taxon}} when making a redirect to a monotypic taxon from its only member, for example, from a species to the genus of which it is the only member.
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{{R to monotypic taxon}}
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  • To a monotypic taxon: This is a redirect from the only lower-ranking member of a monotypic taxon to its monotypic taxon. In a biology-related article, when for example a genus has only one species, the binomial name may be a redirect to the genus.
    • Use {{R from monotypic taxon}} when making a redirect from a monotypic taxon to its only member, for example, from a family name to its sole genus.
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{{R from more specific name}}
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  • From a more specific name: This is a redirect from a title that is a more specific name to a less specific, more general one.
    • It may be a more specialized term, include extraneous identifiers, or simply be worded more narrowly. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
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{{R from more specific geographic name}}
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An alias of: {{R from specific geographic name}}
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{{R from move}}
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  • From a page move: This is a redirect from a page that has been moved (renamed). This page was kept as a redirect to avoid breaking links, both internal and external, that may have been made to the old page name.
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"N"
{{R from name and country}}
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No default
{{R from name with title}}
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  • From name with title: This is a redirect from a person's name (typically surname) preceded (or followed) by a title, such as "Mayor Foo" or "Cardinal Foo" to the name with no title or with the title in parentheses ().
Unprintable
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{{R comics naming convention}}
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{{R from non-neutral name}}
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  • From a non-neutral name: This is a redirect from a title that is a non-neutral, perhaps pejorative, controversial or offensive word, phrase or name. It leads to the target page in accordance with Wikipedia naming conventions for neutrality in page titles and can help writing and searches. Normally, these redirected links should be replaced with links that go directly to the target page.
Unprintable
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{{R from noun}}
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Alias of: {{R from common noun}} – see also {{R from proper noun}}
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{{R from E number}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from numerals}}
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Unprintable
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{{R to numerals}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from NYC bus route}}
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"O"
{{R with old history}}
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  • With old history: This is a redirect from a page that was from a historic version of this Wikipedia project.
Unprintable
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{{R from other capitalisation}}
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  • From other capitalisation: This is a redirect from a title with another method of capitalisation. It leads to the title in accordance with the Wikipedia naming conventions for capitalisation, or it leads to a title that is associated in some way with the conventional capitalisation of this redirect title. This may help writing, searching and international language issues.
    • If this redirect is an incorrect capitalisation, then {{R from miscapitalisation}} should be used instead, and pages that use this link should be updated to link directly to the target. Miscapitalisations can be tagged in any namespace.
    • Use this rcat to tag only mainspace redirects; when other capitalisations are in other namespaces, use {{R from modification}} instead.
Unprintable
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{{R from other disambiguation}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from other tense}}
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Alias of {{R from related word}}
  • From a related word or phrase: This is a redirect from a word (or phrase) to a page title that is related in some way. This redirect might be a good candidate for a Wiktionary link.
    • Redirects from related words are not properly redirects from alternative spellings of the same word. They are also different from redirects that are subtopics or related terms/topics, because unlike those, a related word or phrase probably does not warrant its own subtopic section in the target page or possess the possibility of ever becoming an article, template, project page, and so forth.
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"P"
{{R from person}}
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An alias, {{R from people}}, may also be used.
  • From a person(s): This is a redirect from a person or persons to a related article that includes the person(s).
    • It is a topic more specific than currently provided on the target page or section of that page, and so a subject that may be suitable for expansion in accordance with Wikipedia's policy on biographies of notable people. Be sure to include {{DEFAULTSORT:(surname), (given name)}} for correct category sorting of this person's name.
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{{R from personal name}}
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  • From personal name: This is a redirect from an individual's personal name to an article titled with the subject's professional stage name, pen name, or other better known moniker.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names; it may help writing and aid searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this is the name of a living person, then one or more reliable sources must be included in the target article that will support the existence of this personal name, or else a reference(s) must be added to this redirect's talk page. This is in accord with Wikipedia's biography of living persons (BLP) policy, which applies to all Wikipedia pages, to include redirects.
    • Use this rcat only on redirects that are in Wikipedia's main-article namespace, and only when the personal name differs from the subject's name when born. If the redirect title is the subject's birth name, use {{R from birth name}} instead.
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{{R from phrase}}
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  • From a phrase: This is a redirect from a phrase to a more general relevant article covering the topic.
    • Phrases should only have an individual article when there is enough (usually historical background) material to warrant a detailed article on the genesis and sociological impact of the phrase in question.
    • If the phrase is a catchphrase, use {{R from catchphrase}}; if it is a slogan, then use {{R from slogan}}; if it is a quotation, then use {{R from quotation}}.
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{{R plant with possibilities}}
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  • From a plant with possibilities: This is a redirect from a plant-related title that potentially could be expanded into an article. A redirect that employs this template will usually be a generally accepted species name that targets an article about a genus (or higher taxon).
    • For guidance on how to start a new page from a section, please see Wikipedia:Summary style. It is important that the topic is notable in accordance with the guideline, and that the article is structured in line with the manual of style; otherwise, there is a possibility that the article will be re-merged and turned back into a redirect.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with piped links.
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{{R from plural}}
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See also: {{R to singular}}
  • From the plural form: This is a redirect from a plural noun to its singular form. Either {{R from plural}} or {{R to singular}} may be used to tag plural redirects.
    • This redirect link is used for convenience; it is often preferable to add the plural directly after the link (for example, [[link]]s). However, do not replace these redirected links with a simpler link unless the page is updated for another reason (see WP:NOTBROKEN).
    • Use this rcat to tag only mainspace redirects; when plural forms are found in other namespaces, use {{R from modification}} instead.
Unprintable
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{{R to plural}}
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See also: {{R from singular}}
  • To its plural form: This is a redirect from a singular noun to its plural form. Either {{R to plural}} or {{R from singular}} may be used to tag a singular-form redirect title.
    • Redirects of this sort exist for reader convenience in cases of singular–plural pairs or false singulars, wherein the plural or plural-looking form is better attested in usage, such that the normal "prefer the singular" Wikipedia naming convention is not followed. Examples:
    • Use this rcat to tag qualified mainspace redirects only; if qualified singular forms are found in other namespaces, use {{R from modification}} instead.
Unprintable
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{{R from popular name}}
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Alias of: {{R from alternative name}}
  • From an alternative name: This is a redirect from a title that is another name such as a pseudonym, a nickname, or a synonym of the target, or of a name associated with the target.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names to aid searches and writing. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • If this redirect is an incorrect name for the target, then use {{R from incorrect name}} instead.
No default
{{R to portal namespace}}
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Unprintable
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{{R with possibilities}}
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  • With possibilities: This is a redirect from a title that potentially could be expanded into a new article or other type of associated page such as a new template. The topic described by this title may be more detailed than is currently provided on the target page or in a section of that page. When used on a template redirect, it will automatically populate Category:Template redirects with possibilities.
    • When the target page becomes too large or for any reason a new page would be an improvement, this redirect may be replaced with an article, template or other project page that is carved out of the target page. See also {{R to section}} and use together with this rcat when appropriate.
    • If the topic of the redirect is not susceptible to expansion, then use other rcats such as {{R to section}} or {{R to list entry}} instead.
    • Since a new page may be created, links to this redirect should not be replaced with a direct link to the target page.
Printable
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{{R comics with possibilities}}
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  • Comics title with possibilities: This is a redirect from a comics-related title that potentially could be expanded into an article.
    • For guidance on how to start a new page from a section, please see Wikipedia:Summary style. It is important that the topic is notable in accordance with the guideline (here is a helpful essay), and that the article is structured in line with the manual of style; otherwise, there is a possibility that the article will be re-merged and turned back into a redirect.
Printable
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{{R ME with possibilities}}
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  • ME with possibilities: This is a redirect from a Middle-earth title for a topic that currently redirects to a section or to an entry in a list, and for which it may be possible to expand into a separate article. The topic described by the title is more detailed than what is currently provided on the target page, or section of that page.
    • When the target page becomes too large, this redirect may be replaced with an article carved out of the target page. See also {{R ME to section}}, and when appropriate, use both together.
    • If the topic is not susceptible to a major expansion, tag instead with {{R ME to section}} or {{R ME to list entry}} as applicable.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page.
Printable
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{{R plant with possibilities}}
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  • From a plant with possibilities: This is a redirect from a plant-related title that potentially could be expanded into an article. A redirect that employs this template will usually be a generally accepted species name that targets an article about a genus (or higher taxon).
    • For guidance on how to start a new page from a section, please see Wikipedia:Summary style. It is important that the topic is notable in accordance with the guideline, and that the article is structured in line with the manual of style; otherwise, there is a possibility that the article will be re-merged and turned back into a redirect.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with piped links.
Printable
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{{R from postal abbreviation}}
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  • From postal abbreviation: This is a redirect from a postal abbreviation to its associated city, state or other geographic entity.
Unprintable
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{{R from US postal abbreviation}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from postal code}}
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  • From a postal code: This is a redirect from a postal code to its assigned geographic area.
Unprintable
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{{R from UK postcode}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from predecessor company name}}
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  • From predecessor company name: This is a redirect from the name of a former company to a successor company.
    • This applies to mergers and acquisitions – if this redirect resulted from a company that changed its name, then use {{R from former name}} instead.
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{{R printworthy}}
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Printable
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{{R from product}}
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  • From a product or service: This is a redirect from a title that is the name of a product or service to a more general, relevant article such as the company or person that sells it.
    • This redirect leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
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{{R to project namespace}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from proper noun}}
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  • From a proper noun: This is a redirect from a proper noun, a noun that begins with an upper-case letter (such as "Africa"), to a related word or topic that may or may not use a proper noun in its title.
No default
{{R extended-protected}}
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  • Extended-confirmed protected: This is a redirect from a title that is extended confirmed protected from editing for any of several possible reasons.
    • Please do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page unless expressly advised to do so below or elsewhere on this page.
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{{R fully protected}}
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  • Fully protected: This is a redirect from a title that is fully protected from editing for any of several possible reasons.
    • Please do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page unless expressly advised to do so below or elsewhere on this page.
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{{R semi-protected}}
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  • Semi-protected: This is a redirect from a title that is semi-protected from editing for any of several possible reasons.
    • Please do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page unless expressly advised to do so below or elsewhere on this page.
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{{R template protected}}
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  • Template-protected: This is a redirect from a page that is template-protected from editing for any of several possible reasons.
    • Please do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page unless expressly advised to do so below or elsewhere on this page.
No default
{{R from pseudonym}}
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"Q–R"
{{R from quotation}}
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  • From a quotation: This is a redirect from a quotation to its best-known source.
Printable
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{{R from railroad name with ampersand}}
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Unprintable
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{{R rcat example}}
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  • Rcat example: This is a redirect. Since this rcat is designed to be used only in the Article namespace, an error message would be generated here in template namespace. Therefore, this example rcat prevents that error-message. This example is used to display {{Redirect category shell}} template usage. When this rcat is used to tag a redirect, the text will be the same as the text that appears here on this page. The text in bold at the beginning of this example will usually be a link to the rcat's populated category. See also: the Comparison page.
N/A
{{R to redirect template}}
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Unprintable
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{{R to related topic}}
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  • To a related topic: This is a redirect to an article about a similar topic or related term.
    • Redirects from related terms are different than redirects from related words, since a related topic or term is more likely to warrant a full subtopic or detailed identification in the target page, and has a much better possibility of someday becoming an article.
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{{R from related word}}
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  • From a related word or phrase: This is a redirect from a word (or phrase) to a page title that is related in some way. This redirect might be a good candidate for a Wiktionary link.
    • Redirects from related words are not properly redirects from alternative spellings of the same word. They are also different from redirects that are subtopics or related terms/topics, because unlike those, a related word or phrase probably does not warrant its own subtopic section in the target page or possess the possibility of ever becoming an article, template, project page, and so forth.
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{{R comics from related word}}
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  • From a comics-related word or phrase: This is a redirect from a word, phrase, concept, character, story or item to a comics title that is related in some way. This redirect might be a good candidate for a Wiktionary link.
    • Redirects from related words are not properly redirects from alternative spellings of the same word. They are also different than redirects from a subtopic or related topic, since a related word is unlikely to warrant a full subtopic in the target page, or to have the possibility of ever becoming an article.
No default
{{R from relative}}
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No default
{{R from reporting name}}
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Printable
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{{R restricted}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from Wade–Giles romanization}}
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Printable
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"S"
{{R from S2 symmetry}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from school}}
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  • From a school: This is a redirect from a school article that may have had very little information or did not meet notability criteria. The information from this article may have been merged into an appropriate location, school district page, or school list.
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{{R from scientific abbreviation}}
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Printable
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{{R from scientific name}}
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Printable
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{{R from alternative scientific name}}
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Printable
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{{R to scientific name}}
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Printable
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{{R scouting from merge}}
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  • From a Scouting page merge: This is a redirect from a Scouting title that was merged into the target article. This page was kept as a redirect in order to preserve its edit history after its content was merged into the target article's content. Please do not remove the tag that generates this text (unless the need to recreate content on this page has been demonstrated) nor delete this page.
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{{R to section}}
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  • To a section: This is a redirect from a topic that does not have its own page to a section of a page on the subject.
No default
{{R comics to section}}
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  • To a comics section: This is a redirect from a comics-related title that does not have its own page to a comprehensive-type comics-related article section that covers the subject.
No default
{{R ME to section}}
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{{R semi-protected}}
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  • Semi-protected: This is a redirect from a title that is semi-protected from editing for any of several possible reasons.
    • Please do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page unless expressly advised to do so below or elsewhere on this page.
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{{R from short name}}
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  • From a short name: This is a redirect from a title that is a shortened form of a person's full name, a book title or other more complete article title.
    • Use this rcat (not {{R from initialism}}) to tag redirects that are the initials of a person's name.
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{{R from shortcut}}
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  • From a shortcut: This is a redirect from a shortcut in any namespace to a page in any namespace except template namespace.
Unprintable
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{{R from template shortcut}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from singular}}
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An alias of: {{R to plural}}
  • To its plural form: This is a redirect from a singular noun to its plural form. Either {{R to plural}} or {{R from singular}} may be used to tag a singular-form redirect title.
    • Redirects of this sort exist for reader convenience in cases of singular–plural pairs or false singulars, wherein the plural or plural-looking form is better attested in usage, such that the normal "prefer the singular" Wikipedia naming convention is not followed. Examples:
    • Use this rcat to tag qualified mainspace redirects only; if qualified singular forms are found in other namespaces, use {{R from modification}} instead.
Unprintable
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{{R to singular}}
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An alias of: {{R from plural}}
  • From the plural form: This is a redirect from a plural noun to its singular form. Either {{R from plural}} or {{R to singular}} may be used to tag plural redirects.
    • This redirect link is used for convenience; it is often preferable to add the plural directly after the link (for example, [[link]]s). However, do not replace these redirected links with a simpler link unless the page is updated for another reason (see WP:NOTBROKEN).
    • Use this rcat to tag only mainspace redirects; when plural forms are found in other namespaces, use {{R from modification}} instead.
Unprintable
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{{R from slogan}}
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{{R from song}}
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  • From a song: This is a redirect from a song title to a more general, relevant article such as an album, film or artist. Linking to the specific album or film in which the song appears is preferable and linking to the artist should be done only when the album or film does not have a page on Wikipedia.
    • There is consensus that the majority of songs do not meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines. Songs should only have an individual article when there is enough material to warrant a detailed article.
Unprintable
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{{R from sort name}}
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Printable
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{{R to Spanish municipality}}
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An alias of: {{R from specific geographic name}}
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{{R from specific geographic name}}
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{{R from less specific name}}
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  • From a less specific name: This is a redirect from a title that is a less specific name to a more specific, less general one.
    • It may be a less specialized term, a broader usage, a generic term or simply be worded less narrowly. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
    • Such names often indicate that a broader, overview article needs to be written. For such redirects {{R with possibilities}} should also be added.
No default
{{R from more specific name}}
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  • From a more specific name: This is a redirect from a title that is a more specific name to a less specific, more general one.
    • It may be a more specialized term, include extraneous identifiers, or simply be worded more narrowly. It leads to the title in accordance with the naming conventions for common names and can help writing and searches. It is not necessary to replace these redirected links with a piped link.
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{{R from spouse}}
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  • From spouse: This is a redirect from the name of a person's husband or wife (spouse) or former spouse to the article about the person.
No default
{{R from stock symbol}}
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{{R from ticker symbol}} is an alias of this rcat.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R to stub template}}
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  • To a stub template: This is a redirect from a template shortcut or title that may have been moved (renamed) or merged to the target stub template.
N/A
{{R from stylization}}
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  • From a stylization: This is a redirect from a stylized article title. It leads to the target in accordance with the Wikipedia naming conventions for symbols and stylizations. This may help writing, searching and international language issues.
Printable
– soft
{{R from subpage}}
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  • From a subpage: This is a redirect from a subpage. In a page title, a subpage name appears after a solidus (/); for example, "Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket/Articles", which is a subpage of "Wikipedia:WikiProject Cricket", redirects to Template:CricketRecentChanges.
Unprintable
– hard
{{R to subpage}}
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No default
{{R from subsidiary title}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R from subtopic}}
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No default
{{R to subtopic}}
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No default
{{R from surname}}
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  • From a surname: This is a redirect from a person's surname. It is used because Wikipedia has only one biographical article of a person by this surname, or because one individual is ubiquitously known by this surname (other persons who share this name might be listed at a primary topic disambiguation page).
No default
{{R from former Swiss municipality}}
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  • From a former Swiss municipality: This is a redirect from a title for a former Swiss municipality to the municipality into which it was incorporated and into the article of which it may have been merged. This redirect also populates Category:Redirects with possibilities.
    • With time, this topic may become an article of its own. This redirect may be replaced with an article started from scratch and carved out of the target page. When appropriate, article categories may also be added to the redirect page.
    • Do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page.
Printable
– hard
{{R to Swiss municipality 2L}}
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  • To a Swiss municipality 2L: This is a redirect from a title in the form "[name of municipality](space)[two-letter abbreviation for canton]" to a municipality of Switzerland. With this format, the municipality Aclens in the canton of Vaud is a redirect titled "Aclens VD".
Unprintable
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{{R to Swiss municipality (canton)}}
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Printable
– hard
{{R to Swiss municipality (, Switzerland)}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R from symbol}}
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  • From a symbol: This is a redirect from a symbol to the meaning of the symbol or to a related topic.
No default
{{R from gene symbol}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from mathematical symbol or equation}}
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No default
{{R from stock symbol}}
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{{R from ticker symbol}} is an alias of this rcat.
Unprintable
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{{R from E2 symmetry}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from H2 symmetry}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from S2 symmetry}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from synonym}}
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Printable
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{{R from systematic abbreviation}}
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No default
{{R from systematic name}}
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No default
{{R to systematic name}}
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Unprintable
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"T"
{{R to talk page}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from monotypic taxon}}
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  • From a monotypic taxon: This is a redirect from a monotypic taxon to its only lower-ranking member. In a biology-related article, when for example a family has only one genus, the family may be a redirect to the genus.
    • Use {{R to monotypic taxon}} when making a redirect to a monotypic taxon from its only member, for example, from a species to the genus of which it is the only member.
No default
{{R to monotypic taxon}}
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  • To a monotypic taxon: This is a redirect from the only lower-ranking member of a monotypic taxon to its monotypic taxon. In a biology-related article, when for example a genus has only one species, the binomial name may be a redirect to the genus.
    • Use {{R from monotypic taxon}} when making a redirect from a monotypic taxon to its only member, for example, from a family name to its sole genus.
No default
{{R from technical name}}
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Printable
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{{R to technical name}}
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No default
{{R from telephone number}}
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  • From telephone number: This is a redirect from a telephone number to a related topic, such as the company that can be reached there.
Unprintable
– soft
{{R to template namespace}}
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Unprintable
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{{R template-protected}}
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  • Template-protected: This is a redirect from a page that is template-protected from editing for any of several possible reasons.
    • Please do not replace these redirected links with a link directly to the target page unless expressly advised to do so below or elsewhere on this page.
No default
{{R from template shortcut}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from other tense}}
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Alias of {{R from related word}}
  • From a related word or phrase: This is a redirect from a word (or phrase) to a page title that is related in some way. This redirect might be a good candidate for a Wiktionary link.
    • Redirects from related words are not properly redirects from alternative spellings of the same word. They are also different from redirects that are subtopics or related terms/topics, because unlike those, a related word or phrase probably does not warrant its own subtopic section in the target page or possess the possibility of ever becoming an article, template, project page, and so forth.
No default
{{R test purposes only}}
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N/A
{{R from ticker symbol}}
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Alias of {{R from stock symbol}}
Unprintable
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{{R from name with title}}
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  • From name with title: This is a redirect from a person's name (typically surname) preceded (or followed) by a title, such as "Mayor Foo" or "Cardinal Foo" to the name with no title or with the title in parentheses ().
Unprintable
– soft
{{R from title without diacritics}}
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Alias of {{R to diacritics}} – for actual transliterations use {{R from transliteration}}.
  • To the same page name with diacritics: This is a redirect from a page name that does not have diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.) to essentially the same page name with diacritical marks or a "List of..." page anchored to a promising list item name with diacritics.
    • This redirect aids in searches and may be applied (without piping) when the subject page concerns language translation or foreign language equivalents. Other pages that use this redirect should be updated with a direct link to the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from list topic}}
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Printable
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{{R from top-level domain}}
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  • From a top-level domain: This is a redirect from a top-level domain to an article about a website (or the company that hosts it) that is more often referred to by its short name or company name rather than its top-level domain name.
    • Use this redirect link (without piping) when the link in the context specifically concerns the website. Other pages using this link should be updated to replace the text with the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from trademark}}
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Printable
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{{R from trade name}}
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{{R to trade name}} may also be used.
Printable
– hard
{{R from alternative transliteration}}
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Unprintable
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{{R to TV episode list entry}}
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See also: {{ER to list entry}}Category:Episode redirects to lists or one of its subcategories may also be populated by default.
  • To a TV episode list entry: This is a redirect from a television episode title to a list of episodes, a type of article that is a collection of brief descriptions and covers the subject more comprehensively.
    • Links to list entries should use this redirect and should not be piped with the target pagename. This allows "what links here" to be used to identify the links to the individual sections.
No default
{{R from Twitter username}}
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  • From a Twitter username: This is a redirect from a Twitter username to its subject's article in mainspace. Every redirect title in this category must begin with an "@" (at sign).
    • The {{DEFAULTSORT:|}} magic word must be used to ensure that this redirect is not sorted by the default sort key, "@(name)", but instead that it is sorted by either the first letter following the at sign or by the surname of the subject – the preferred sort key for human names.
Unprintable
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"U"
{{R from UK postcode}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from Unicode}}
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  • From a Unicode character: This is a redirect from a single Unicode character to an article or Wikipedia project page that infers meaning for the symbol. Examples would be monetary symbols like dollar and euro signs, language symbols, daggers, and so on. For a multiple-character-long title with diacritics, use template {{R from diacritics}} instead.
Unprintable
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{{R to unicode name}}
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Alias of {{R to diacritics}}
  • To the same page name with diacritics: This is a redirect from a page name that does not have diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.) to essentially the same page name with diacritical marks or a "List of..." page anchored to a promising list item name with diacritics.
    • This redirect aids in searches and may be applied (without piping) when the subject page concerns language translation or foreign language equivalents. Other pages that use this redirect should be updated with a direct link to the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
– hard
{{R from UN/LOCODE}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from unnecessary disambiguation}}
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Unprintable
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{{R unprintworthy}}
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Unprintable
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{{R to userbox}}
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N/A
{{R to user namespace}}
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Unprintable
– hard
{{R from US military aircraft designator}}
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Unprintable
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{{R from US postal abbreviation}}
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Unprintable
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"V–W"
{{R from variant military designation}}
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Printable
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{{R from verb}}
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No default
{{R from Wade–Giles romanization}}
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Printable
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{{R to warning template}}
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Alias {{R from warning template}} may also be used.
N/A
{{R from title without diacritics}}
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Alias of {{R to diacritics}} – for actual transliterations use {{R from transliteration}}.
  • To the same page name with diacritics: This is a redirect from a page name that does not have diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.) to essentially the same page name with diacritical marks or a "List of..." page anchored to a promising list item name with diacritics.
    • This redirect aids in searches and may be applied (without piping) when the subject page concerns language translation or foreign language equivalents. Other pages that use this redirect should be updated with a direct link to the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
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{{R ME without diacritics}}
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  • From same ME page name without diacritics: This is a redirect from essentially the same Middle-earth page name that does not have diacritical marks (accents, umlauts, etc.) to the same title with those marks.
    • Use this redirect link (without piping) when the page concerns language translation or English language equivalents. Other pages using this link should be updated to replace text with the redirect target (again, without piping).
Unprintable
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{{R without mention}}
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Alias of: {{R to article without mention}}
  • To an article without mention: This is a redirect to an article without any mention of the redirected word or phrase.
    • For titles that are obvious omissions from target articles, check the rcat index for more specific templates to use instead of this rcat – examples: {{R typo}} for misspellings of article titles or {{R from unsuitable title}} for wrong names.
Unprintable
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{{R from letter–word combination}}
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No default
{{R from work}}
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No default
{{R from writer}}
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  • From a writer(s): This is a redirect from a writer (or writers) to a related topic usually about one of their works.
No default

"X–Y–Z"
{{R from year}}
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  • From year: This is a redirect from a formatted year title to the related year article.
Unprintable
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Related templates[edit]

What to type What it makes
{{Redirect category shell}}
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{{Deprecated shortcut}}
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{{Deprecated template}}
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{{Talk page of redirect}}
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Soft redirects
{{Category redirect}}
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This template should only be used on category pages.
{{Soft redirect}}
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Soft redirect to:[[new page name|]]
This page is a soft redirect.
Header for redirect categories
{{Redirect category}}
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Notes[edit]

  • {{Redirect category shell}} may be used to add one or more appropriate redirect category (rcat) templates to redirects. Click the template link and read its documentation page for more information. Also, see its comparison page, which illustrates its differences with individual rcat tagging.
  • For talk pages, there are only certain rcats that should be used. The only rcats that apply to pages in the talk namespaces are {{R from alternative name}}, {{R from shortcut}}, and those associated with moves, merges, disambiguations and cross-namespace redirects. For more information, read the templates' documentation pages. See also {{Talk page of redirect}}.
  • If a redirect is tagged incorrectly, for example, if an editor places a mainspace-only rcat on a redirect in another namespace, the redirect will not be sorted into the expected category. Instead, the redirect may be sorted into Category:Pages with incorrectly transcluded templates or its subcategory Pages with templates in the wrong namespace, categories that should remain empty.
  • When rcats are used to categorize image-file redirects, the category(ies) may not appear on the redirect page after saving even if they appeared on preview, and even if preferences are set to view hidden categories. Yet the image-file redirect will still populate the category(ies). For example, in Category:Redirects from moves under the section heading Media in category "Redirects from moves", many image-file redirects have been correctly categorized, and yet for example {{Rcat shell|{{R from move}}{{R from short name}}}}'s categories may not appear on the image-file redirect's page. Hidden categories on image-file redirects can be detected by clicking on "Page information" in the Tools menu on the sidebar.

See also[edit]