Template talk:Kwic

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A template for displaying text on either side of a keyword? Not used in the main namespace, or anywhere outside of one user-subpage. (It's linked to from three others.) Seems to have been intended for highlighting headwords in quotations, but I don't think it should be used. - -sche (discuss) 03:32, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Delete, User:Visviva/free shows how to use it, which is exactly why it should not be used. Also, from the name I assumed it was a script template. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:58, 4 July 2012 (UTC)
I would love for Wiktionary to have the vast corpus resources for which this would be useful so that we could generate huge KWIC lists and mark and sort the usages by sense. But we don't and, anyway, some of this capability is available for free at BYU-COCA et al. So it doesn't seem very useful. Sigh, delete. DCDuring TALK 23:21, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
Does the formatting the template uses not bother you? I'm happy enough just bolding words. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:24, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
My sadness might just be because of my association of this format (fixed-width font and all) with research on much earlier computer systems of my youth. This is not the format used at COCA which does more-or-less center the bold search terms in their KWIC list. DCDuring TALK 23:49, 6 July 2012 (UTC)