Template talk:quote-meta

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|quotee=[edit]

Is without effect, it only adds a comma. @Sgconlaw, Erutuon. Example: Quote of Nadīm al-jābirī in تَخَبُّط (taḵabbuṭ). Palaestrator verborum sis loquier 🗣 16:24, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

|quotee= can only be used together with one of the |author= parameters, because you are indicating that the author is quoting someone else. — SGconlaw (talk) 16:38, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
@Sgconlaw Or I want to indicate that the newspaper quotes someone. The journalist does not matter and is often unknown. Palaestrator verborum sis loquier 🗣 16:40, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
A temporary workaround is to use the |author= parameter like this: |author=quoting [name]. It will take some time to change the behaviour of the template because I need to figure out a way to eliminate the comma before "quoting" if |author= is not used. — SGconlaw (talk) 16:45, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

|url=[edit]

Links are displaced in a bugged way in {{quote-book}} but not {{quote-journal}} if the text is completely in a RTL language and I don’t add a bidirectional control character. Only change the Quote of Nadīm al-jābirī in تَخَبُّط (taḵabbuṭ) to {{quote-book}} and you see it. Palaestrator verborum sis loquier 🗣 16:24, 12 January 2018 (UTC)

I'm not sure why this should happen. Both {{quote-book}} and {{quote-journal}} rely on {{quote-meta/source}}. @Erutuon, perhaps you can figure out what's wrong. — SGconlaw (talk) 16:43, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
It helps to look at the resulting wikicode of both templates side-by-side with Special:ExpandTemplates. {{quote-book}} doesn't have the |work= parameter, so "The Baghdad Post" isn't displayed between the quotation and the link. It seems that the lack of separation between the right-to-left quotation and the link is what's causing the problem. The text produced by the link syntax contains a punctuation character, which is affected by the text direction of the stuff around it. Putting the left-to-right mark (&lrm;) immediately to the left of the <sup>[http://s.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/77671]</sup> part fixes it. See below for the wikicode copied from ExpandTemplates and the fix. — Eru·tuon 06:09, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Wikicode
from {{quote-journal}}
  • 2018 January 12,, “الجابري: تسجيل التحالفات لخوض الانتخابات المقبلة بيّن حجم الخلافات الواضحة في التحالف الشيعي”, in The Baghdad Post[1]:
from {{quote-book}}
  • 2018 January 12,, الجابري: تسجيل التحالفات لخوض الانتخابات المقبلة بيّن حجم الخلافات الواضحة في التحالف الشيعي[2]:
Fix
addition of &lrm;:
  • 2018 January 12,, الجابري: تسجيل التحالفات لخوض الانتخابات المقبلة بيّن حجم الخلافات الواضحة في التحالف الشيعي[3]:
Thanks. Am I right in saying this isn't something we can fix in {{quote-meta/source}} at the moment, since we don't know whether the template is being used with a right-to-left language or not? — SGconlaw (talk) 06:16, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, if there's no way to detect the direction of the script, you could add the left-to-right mark no matter what. It doesn't hurt anything display-wise when it's next to left-to-right characters; it's just inelegant to add it when it isn't needed. — Eru·tuon 06:30, 13 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, that would be an easy, temporary fix. — SGconlaw (talk) 06:42, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

quote-script[edit]

Can we add a variation for quoting plays, movie/television scripts, etc.? I have used quote-book in the past but that isn't quite right for many cases. - TheDaveRoss 19:14, 12 June 2018 (UTC)

Could you identify the additional or different parameters which would be needed? — SGconlaw (talk) 19:50, 12 June 2018 (UTC)
The main ones I was thinking of were act/scene and perhaps the character or speaker of the lines. There may be others, hence bringing it up for discussion in case there are things I am not thinking of. - TheDaveRoss 19:52, 12 June 2018 (UTC)