Template:Language icon

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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Language icon/doc.

This template displays an icon (usually, a word in text/HTML) representing the language given.


{{Language icon |1= }}

Template parameters

1Language code for the icon. Most of the time, but not always ISO codes. See http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/cldr/ for details.emptyrequired
Template data
<templatedata>JSON</templatedata> ./. {{TemplateBox}}

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.

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

This template displays an icon (usually, a word in text/HTML) representing the language given.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.


Language code for the icon. Most of the time, but not always [[:en:ISO 639-3|ISO codes]]. See http://svn.wikimedia.org/viewvc/mediawiki/trunk/extensions/cldr/ for details.


Additional information

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

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

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)

Sample use

{{language icon}} (default)
Code Result Language name
{{language icon|en}} The English
{{language icon|de}} ein German
{{language icon|fr}} que French
{{language icon|mk}} дисаѓи Macedonian
{{language icon|nl}} van Dutch
{{language icon|it}} ragazzi Italian
{{language icon|pl}} Rzecz Polish
{{language icon|es}} mañana Spanish
{{language icon|ru}} Даёшь Russian
{{language icon|ja}} 私は Japanese
{{language icon|pt}} ção Portuguese
{{language icon|zh}} Chinese
{{language icon|sv}} Ö Swedish
{{language icon|vi}} Việt Vietnamese
{{language icon|uk}} щоб
{{language icon|ca}} caganer Catalan
{{language icon|no}} Ø Norwegian
{{language icon|fi}} hyvää Finnish
{{language icon|cs}} češ Czech
{{language icon|hu}} ő Hungarian
{{language icon|fa}} Persian
{{language icon|ro}} rul Romanian
{{language icon|ko}} Korean
{{language icon|ar}} عربي Arabic
{{language icon|tr}} Ç Turkish
{{language icon|id}} saya Indonesian
{{language icon|sk}} že Slovak
{{language icon|eo}} kiel Esperanto
{{language icon|da}} Danish
{{language icon|sr}} као Serbian
{{language icon|lt}} Lithuanian
{{language icon|kk}} бір Kazakh
{{language icon|ms}} saya Malay
{{language icon|he}} אני Hebrew