Template:Otheruses

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Template is used for linking the reader to articles with similar titles or concepts that they may have been seeking instead.

Usage

{{Otheruses |1= |2= |3= }}

You can add several pairs (of description and link) for multiple other usages (currently up to 5 pairs).

  • Each provided description (in parameter 1 for the use in the current page, and in parameters 2, 4, 6... for other uses) can be autotranslated using {{LangSwitch}}.
  • If you do not give the description for the first link, it will display “other uses” by default – you may specify description (without leading “for” and ending “see”).
    • For descriptions of the 2nd (or further) other usage, you must supply this distinctive description.
  • If you do not give the name of the other page (in parameters 3, 5, 7, ...), it automatically targets a disambiguation page, i.e. the full name of the current page with an appended “ (disambiguation)” suffix. You should specify the explicit name of each other page except one of them.

Basic usage

{{Otheruses}}

gives:

Translating the descriptions

The descriptions themselves will not be correct in the generated sentence, even if the template translates some fixed parts. You can autotranslate the provided descriptions for example with {{LangSwitch}}:

First,

{{Otheruses|the insect}}

gives:

but:

{{Otheruses
| {{LangSwitch |en=the insect |fr=l’insecte }}
}}

gives:

As well,

{{Otheruses|the insect group|the automobile|Volkswagen Beetle}}

gives:

but:

{{Otheruses
| {{LangSwitch |en=the insect group |fr=le groupe d’insectes }}
| {{LangSwitch |en=the automobile |fr=l’automobile }} | Volkswagen Beetle
}}

gives:

Linking to disambiguation categories or files

You also may direct to categories (a leading ":", normally needed for links to categories or files may be specified, but it is now detected and supplied automatically).

So,

{{Otheruses|||Category:Bugs}}

gives:

As well,

{{Otheruses
| {{LangSwitch |en=wells for water supply |fr=les puits fournissant de l’eau }}
| {{LangSwitch |en=the town in England |fr=la petite ville en Angleterre }} | Category:Wells, England 
}}

gives:

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionDefaultStatus
descriptionLeading description sentence (useful when parameter 1 is left empty or not specified, as you must replace the first generated sentence, or when you want to set a prior notice); don't include the ending punctuation which is generated.emptyoptional
1Description of this pageemptyoptional
2Description of the other pageother usesoptional
3Full name (link) of the other page (with its namespace name){{FULLPAGENAME}} (disambiguation)optional
4Description of a 2nd other page (for an examplar specific topic)emptyoptional
5Full name (link) of the 2nd other page (with its namespace name); if you set this parameter, you must also set the previous parameter with an explicit descriptionemptyoptional
6Description of a 3nd other page (like with parameter 4)emptyoptional
7Full name (link) of the 3rd other page (like with parameter 5)emptyoptional
8Description of a 4th other page (like with parameter 4)emptyoptional
9Full name (link) of the 4th other page (like with parameter 5)emptyoptional
10Description of a 5th other page (like with parameter 4)emptyoptional
11Full name (link) of the 5rd other page (like with parameter 5)emptyoptional

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

Placement: At the top of the page

Relies on:
Template:LangSwitch, Template:Comma, Template:Semicolon, Template:Full stop

Localization

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)