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Adds language name and colon in front of the text in that language. Also adds machine-readable tags identifying the text as being in that language.

The template automatically sets the following categories: Category:Language templates with no text displayed (if parameter #2 is empty)


{{Description |1= |2= |3= |4= |5= |inline= }}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
1 wikicode for the language and name of the CSS formating class (mandatory) empty required
2 description text empty required
3 title for tooltip (optional, default is empty)
  • name=alternative parameter name for parameter 3
empty optional
4 standard code for lang tag in HTML (optional, default is same as parameter 1) empty optional
5 extension text shown after the language name before colon (optional, default is empty) empty optional
inline optional, default is empty string. When set to any value different from an empty string, forces the template to be displayed inline, so that it does not break the current paragraph (i.e. that makes possible to put several descriptions side by side on a single line) empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: no namespace specified

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

See also


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)

Add to {{Description/i18n}}