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{{edit request}} Please, add

|sl=Ta datoteka je izpeljana iz:

Thanks a lot. --Eleassar (t/p) 20:39, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done Rd232 (talk) 22:30, 10 October 2012 (UTC)


{{edit request}} Please add the following line to LangSwitch:


Thank you in advance. --朝彦 (talk) 10:45, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

✓ Done INeverCry 20:56, 9 December 2012 (UTC)


{{edit request}} Please add zh-hans and zh-hant.


In most cases, the former four are just identical and the zh-hant (Traditional Chinese), the fallback of zh-tw, zh-hk, zh-mo (Chinese used in Macao), is prefered.


In most cases, the former four are just identical and the zh-hans (Simplified Chinese) is prefered because it is the fallback for zh-cn(Chinses used in China), zh-sg(Chinses used in Singapore), zh-my(Chinese used in Malaysia) and zh(Chinese).

The fallback rules are used in Template:GetFallback, thus used in Template:LangSwitch.

--Lee凡其Fanchy 05:42, 3 January 2013 (UTC)


|pt=Este ficheiro é derivado de:

Please add the Portuguese translation. Greetings. Pablodiego15 (talk) 05:21, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Add arguments[edit]

{{editprotected}} File:EU flags.svg has more than 20 source images: please add the option for at least 30 of them. --Ricordisamoa (talk) 15:23, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

Please code this in LUA. -- Rillke(q?) 22:09, 16 July 2013 (UTC)


{{Edit request}}

 |gl=Este ficheiro derivou de:

Please add this translation --Vivaelcelta {discussion  · contributions} 17:58, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

  • ✓ Done, thanks for helping! odder (talk) 00:04, 13 March 2013 (UTC)


{{Edit request}}

 |bn=এই ফাইলটি যেখান থেকে নেওয়া হয়েছে:

Please add this translation --Aftab1995 (talk) 13:17, 14 April 2013 (UTC)

Czech (CS)[edit]

Please add: |cs=Tento soubor byl odvozen z:

  • ✓ Done, thanks! odder (talk) 20:37, 6 July 2013 (UTC)


{{Edit request}} When the source image is removed from the template (e.g. by CommonsDelinker), this template falls back to File:Sample.svg thanks to {{F}} (at least for .svg files). This creates a wrong impression that an image was derived from that Sample.svg, when it was not. Of course, the more prudent remedy would be to tweak CommonsDelinker, but in order to correct the already existent errors, please place the entire template into {{#if:{{{1|}}}| ... }} (or something else). YLSS (talk) 14:32, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Please make a version of template you wanted be applied on a test page and link it here then {{editprotected}} again. Thank you :) −ebraminiotalk 21:30, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Done at {{Derived from/sandbox}}. Cf. {{Derived from|}}:

This file was derived from:

While {{Derived from/sandbox|}}:

Template:Derived from/sandbox

(that is, nothing). YLSS (talk) 21:49, 6 November 2013 (UTC).
✓ Done Thank you −ebraminiotalk 21:55, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Can the template somehow specify the version of the image that was used?[edit]

The template links to the File page, but does not take into account that sometimes earlier uploads to the file page are used as the source. (As an additional complicatioin, revised versions are sometimes uploaded later over the source image.) For an example, see File:ChenonceauLogisNordseite-2 (adjusted).jpg. In this case, there were already two versions on the source File page. I used the originally uploaded image to make changes and added a link to it after this template. Can the template somehow take these possibilities into account? --Robert.Allen (talk) 20:49, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

No, the template can't; it can show many files but without specifications. When you want/need additions like a version, you can make your own link with every specification, textual description, date or timestamps and additional links whatever seems useful to you. sarang사랑 16:46, 27 November 2014 (UTC)


{{Edit request}}

 |be-tarask=Гэты файл — вытворны твор ад:

Апісаньне па-беларуску. --Renessaince (talk) 15:25, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

✓ Done sarang사랑 08:31, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Additional formatting option[edit]

It would be useful to expand the template the same way as {{Derivative versions}} has been one year ago: the file names can be of very different lenghts, while the displayed files are of the same width - the option to display the files left of the name cares for better readability and nicer appearance.

Unprotection request

While the full protection of {{Derivative versions}} had been changed to established users only, without any known disadvantage, this template is still inaccessible. I am sure the lower protection level will be satisfying as well, therefore I ask to lower this level, too.
The formatting option mentioned above is ready and tested, and I can add it as soon I am allowed to do. sarang사랑 08:38, 29 November 2014 (UTC)

{{Edit request}}✓ Done expansion implemented, see documentation sarang사랑 08:31, 21 December 2014 (UTC)


Example : Languages of Europe.svg : -(e)tik eratorritako fitxategi hau.

Face-smile.svg Thank you --Zorion (talk) 15:25, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Machine-readable format[edit]

Can this template be altered to include a machine-readable class, so bots and extensions can easily mark and recognize derivative files in the future?

e.g., on a page with {{information}}:

  <td id="fileinfotpl_src" class="fileinfo-paramfield" lang="en">Source</td>
  <td>This file was derived from: <span class="fileinfo-sourcefile"><a href="..." title="...">...</a></span></td>

Or, for multiple sources:

  <td id="fileinfotpl_src" class="fileinfo-paramfield" lang="en">Source</td>
  <td>This file was derived from:
    <ul id="fileinfo-sourcefiles">
      <li class="fileinfo-sourcefile"><a href="..." title="...">...</a></li>
      <li class="fileinfo-sourcefile"><a href="..." title="...">...</a></li>
      <li class="fileinfo-sourcefile"><a href="..." title="...">...</a></li>

I think this wouldn't be too difficult, but I'm not able to make the change myself. I'd appreciate a go-ahead from some other folks. --MarkTraceur (WMF) (talk) 17:08, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: Ist das noch aktuell? --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:20, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

@MarkTraceur (WMF): Can you do the changed on a subpage (/Sandbox) then we can just copy&past it :). Thanks! --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:58, 8 February 2016 (UTC)


{{Edit request}} Please add

| vi = Là ảnh phái sinh từ

✓ Done --Hedwig in Washington (mail?) 03:18, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

File from Wikipedia[edit]

Can you specify as a source a file from Wikipedia?Nicoguaro (talk) 00:07, 16 February 2016 (UTC)

"Derived from" and "derivative work"[edit]

Question: this template currently places the words "This file was derived from" on a line in the file's description page. Doesn't this imply that the file is in fact a "derivative work" (by both Commons and legal perspectives)? Because I see this template used often merely to indicate that someone, for example, created a foreign language version of an image (but changed nothing about the image proper). This doesn't result in a derivative work, and it looks to me like the label "This file was derived from" is not appropriate for such files. Could we add a line or two to the template documentation explaining how the template should be used with regard to actual derivative works? Will be glad to do this myself if no one objects... KDS4444 (talk) 12:15, 13 February 2017 (UTC)

The "by" parameter meaning and usage policy[edit]

I started this discussion at COM:VPC after being pointed that using this template without "by" parameter (thus without the indication of the author of the work I based my derivative on) — that such usage would be in violation of the project licensing policies (given that the original work is not PD but under one of CC-BY free licenses).

Currently I did not become more clear on the issue. Moreover one of colleagues at COM:VPC suggested that "by" is intended to indicate the author of the derivative work (me in such case) while the Author field in {{Information}} in such case is for the author of the work I based my derivative work on.

So I am rather puzzled by now and asking to explain:

  • What is the intended meaning of "by" parameter: the author of the derivative work or the author of the original work?
  • Is it in violation of the project licensing policies to indicate by linking the original work without explicetly indicating its author(s)?

I also dare to ping two active administrators from the template edits history, the author of this tempkate and one of editors: @Yarl, Hedwig in Washington: --NeoLexx (talk) 10:32, 21 January 2018 (UTC)