Template:Original caption/doc

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This template is used in the "description" parameter of the {{Information}} template (or just on a files description page) to render the words "Original caption : " in the language specified in the user's preferences, and echo parameters 1 & 2.

Usage

{{Original caption |1= |2= |inaccurate= |lang= }}

Syntax

  • {{Original caption|caption}} - basic form, uses caption as the caption text in italics
  • {{Original caption|caption|source}} - uses caption as the caption text in italics and displays source after an Em dash ("—")

Examples

creates this:
Original caption:  “Jimmy Wales in December 2008
creates this:
Original caption:  “Jimmy Wales in December 2008” — Wikipedia

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
1 caption (verbatim words originally used to describe the image, from the image's source, either from underneath the image as originally published, or extracted from the image itself, i.e. a removed 'watermark'). empty required
2 source (a description of where the removed caption came from, eg "from watermark") empty optional
inaccurate if the description is biased or factually inaccurate, write here why. empty optional
lang The lang of the original caption empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Localization

To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx= Your translation " (xx being the code of your language)