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Authority control[edit]

I added support for adding {{Authority control}} template, similar to the way {{Creator}} template does it, after I noticed people trying to use it. Apparently many museums are listed in VIAF and other catalogs. --Jarekt (talk) 04:12, 20 February 2012 (UTC)


The coordinates link is not working at to moment in file namespace. See Commons_talk:Geocoding#Coordinate_duplication for more info. --Jarekt (talk) 01:09, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

Better RTL compatibility[edit]

{{editprotected}} Hi, please use


instead of File:Gnome-go-previous.svg in Template:Institution/layout. It will switch the icon when visitor wiki is RTL. Thanks in advance! :) −ebraminiotalk 15:53, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done --Jarekt (talk) 19:30, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

Use of wikidata facility?[edit]

I think i'm not the first one to either think or want to use this, but could the name part of the template (e.g. this one:

 | name = {{LangSwitch
   |ca=[[:ca:Gliptoteca de Munic|Gliptoteca de Munic]]
   |de=[[:de:Glyptothek (München)|Glyptothek, München]]
   |en=[[:en:Glyptothek|Glyptothek, Munich]]
   |es=[[:es:Gliptoteca de Múnich|Gliptoteca de Múnich]]
   |fr=[[:fr:Glyptothèque de Munich|Glyptothèque de Munich]]
   |it=[[:it:Gliptoteca (Monaco di Baviera)|Gliptoteca di Monaco di Baviera]]
   |pl=[[:pl:Gliptoteka monachijska|Gliptoteka monachijska]]
   |pt=[[:pt:Glyptothek|Glyptothek, Munique]]
   |ro=[[:ro:Gliptoteca de la München|Gliptoteca de la München]]

be linked to the wikidata item, so that either :

  • changing wikidata item will automatically change the links / name
  • and/or adding wikidata item will automatically complete this part of the institution

I don't know if this should be a bot work, or a transclusion of wikidata item, or whatever. i'm just trying to push the idea. Zeugma fr (talk) 09:58, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

I assume that eventually we will be transcluding that date from Wikidata, but for time being Wikidata does not work with Commons, so that can be a while. I do not think there is a need for writing a bot for this in-between state we are in, it will be better to write it after Wikidata starts supporting Commons. --Jarekt (talk) 11:33, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Language select widget[edit]

I noticed, that there is a language select widget on the institution templates. It doesn't work and I do not see what it is good for.--Oursana (talk) 07:55, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

I do not think there is one. Can you link to some examples, or a screenshot? --Jarekt (talk) 12:33, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your quick respons. I have it at whatever institution template left over the headline/title, with click I get this, my screenshot:File:Language select widget2.tiff Thank you--Oursana (talk) 14:02, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Now I get it. I do not think it is related to the institution template. I do not understand Meta:Language_select: this script seem to have always given me wrong and unexpected results, like hiding text I was working on. So some years ago I added "ls_enable = false; " to my User:Jarekt/common.js to disable Language_select script. --Jarekt (talk) 15:12, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
But I see this useless thing only with institutions and do not want to. I will delete my screenshot.--Oursana (talk) 15:30, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Institution:De Young Museum[edit]

does not show data. Regards--Oursana (talk) 20:54, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Yes, it does not show Wikidata. I am puzzled, I cannot find anything different from institution:Louvre, where it works. --Zolo (talk) 09:17, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Ahh, now I get what the problem was. I looked at it and the data showed just fine, but I did not noticed it was missing Wikidata icon. It is Pictogram voting keep.svg Fixed, although I have no idea what caused the problem. It was fixed by pasting blank template and moving each field from the old to the new templates. --Jarekt (talk) 12:48, 19 November 2013 (UTC)
Thank you--Oursana (talk) 13:09, 19 November 2013 (UTC)