Template:By language category

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This is a shortcut way of adding {{metacat|language}} to a category. For backwards compatibility only, if {{{1}}} is filled in, the template will categorize into a topic category. "By language" categories are the only ones that do this autocategorizing (in the manner as explained below) into the main category tree (not maintenance/"flat list" parent categories). It's better to add the category manually, since it's possible someone will want to change it with HotCat or something. For example, you may want Category:SVG by language categorized in Category:Pictures and images by language instead of directly in Category:SVG. Categorization changes based on the structure of the topic category, thus auto-categorization isn't a good idea in this case.


  • Add {{By language category|subject}} to a by language category.
  • For example Category:SVG by language contains {{By language category|SVG}}.
  • In the example, the template generates a [[Category:Categories by language (flat list)|SVG by language]], [[Category:SVG| Language]] (space before Language) and [[Category:Meta categories]]

New language version[edit]

{{By language category/layout
|text='''''This is a by language category.''''' This category should only contain subcategories. Images should either be in the relevant language subcategory or in the {{#if:{{{1|}}}|[[:Category:{{{1|}}}|parent category]]|parent category}}.
{{translated tag|marker}}