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Used to determine the appropriate fallback language of a template localized through language-specific subpages. It can handle up to 2 fallback languages; after that, it falls back to content language of the page.

Usage

{{Fallback |1= |2= }}

Template parameters

<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}
TemplateData

TemplateData is a way to store information about template parameters (the description of those and of the whole template) for both humans and machines. It is used by VisualEditor and possibly other tools like Upload Wizard.


Existing template documentation
At Wikimedia Commons, it is recommended to use {{TemplateBox}} with either useTemplateData=1 or useTemplateData=only on the /doc subpage and transcluding it with {{Documentation}} into the template. <nowiki>-tags can be wrapped around the arguments, if required, to avoid templates being expanded.

Newly created template documentation and imports
Another option, especially for imported templates, or for users with JSON experience, is placing raw <templatedata>-tags into the Wikitext of the template, as described in various Wikipediae.

Discussion
There is an ongoing discussion about that matter. Feel invited to comment if you are experienced in either way, your time permits and if you like to share your opinion or to make a suggestion.


Wikipedia's help about TemplateDataCommons-specific information

Used to determine the appropriate fallback language of a template localized through language-specific subpages. It can handle up to 2 fallback languages; after that, it falls back to content language of the page.

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
template1

Name of the template you want to determine the appropriate fallback language of

Templaterequired
language code2

Language code (only needs to be provided if the language displayed is to be fixed and independent of the user’s preferences).

Default
value of {{int:Lang}}
Lineoptional

Additional information

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

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

Relies on:
Template:GetFallback, Template:GetFallback2

See also

  • {{SuperFallback}}, for the same fallback functionality but in all namespaces, not just Template
  • {{Autotranslate}} for template internationalization (i18n) mechanism for templates that use named parameters
  • {{LangSwitch}} for all-translations-on-one-page template i18n mechanism template

Localization

This template is not intended to be localized.