Wiktionary talk:Using templates

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his last possible use has led to a large number of short templates being used, such as {{noun}} , to allow for the easy translation of the labels such as {{noun}} into other languages. This usage is apparently very common, almost obligatory, in the Dutch Wiktionary. However, this use is very intermittent at best in the English Wiktionary, and there is little evidence of such templates actually being used for automated translation. This usage is still subject to some debate.

The most useful side of having a set of such templates (provided other wikis copy them and translate the contents into the local language) is that is makes it possible to contribute to wiktionary's of other languages than your own. I had no idea what the word for 'translation' is in e.g czech. It apparently is pr^iklad where r^ is my clumsy way of indicating a hacek on the r, not on my keyboard. Fortunately I could just cut and paste that word once into the {{-trans-}} template and voila I can add Afrikaans or Dutch translations to Czech words, or simply copy a bunch of translations from the nl.wiki and paste them on the cs. one.af:Gebruiker:Jcwf.

There is a lot of "Policy" embedded in this page, and hence it should be listed in the category of policies--Richardb 23:06, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

Template reference[edit]

As with any markup or other user tool the syntax needs to be included as with any programming language function or statement. An example of the syntax of the "FORMAT" function in the BASIC programming language is given below:

FORMAT Function


Returns a Variant (String) containing anexpression formatted according to instructions contained in a format expression.


Format(expression[, format[, firstdayofweek[, firstweekofyear]]])

-- Pce3@ij.net 13:56, 1 May 2006 (UTC)