Template:xlit

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The following documentation is located at Template:xlit/documentation. [edit]


This template is used to automatically generate a transliteration of some text. It should only be used as part of templates, not directly in entries.

This template is somewhat of a stopgap measure, and there are usually other (better?) ways to achieve the same effect. Most of the time, transliterations are accompanied by a link to a term, and in that case {{l}} will already provide a transliteration, so this template is unnecessary. Similarly, headword templates use {{head}}, which also makes a transliteration itself.

Parameters[edit]

1=
The language code (Wiktionary:Languages) of the language to transliterate for. The language must have a transliteration module (translit_module property in the Module:languages data). If the language has no transliteration module, the template gives an empty string.
2=
The text to transliterate, which should be written in the given language.
sc=
The script code (Wiktionary:Scripts), which specifies the script to transliterate from. This is specific to the transliteration module; some are able to transliterate more than one script, and need this parameter to tell it which. For most cases, this can be left empty.