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The template should only be placed on pages that exist in more than one language, and it should be placed in the same location on each translation of the page.

The English version of a page is always the main version, with all other languages as sub-pages, named using the appropriate language code (see below).

For example, on the Main Page you would include the text {{Languages}}, both on Main Page itself, and on each of its language sub-pages. The template automatically creates links to any language sub-pages that exist, e.g. Main Page/ja, Main Page/fr, and ignores non-existant languages.

See Project:Language policy for further details about translating pages.

  • PageName (optional) - the name of the page to display language links for. If omitted then the English version of the current page is used. This parameter can normally be omitted, as it is only required if you want to link to a page other than the one you place the template on, which is very uncommon. If this parameter is used on a sub-page make sure you supply the root name, not the full page name (e.g. on MediaWiki/fr you would need to use {{Languages|MediaWiki}} and not {{Languages|MediaWiki/fr}}).

Supported languages

This shows you the name of each language's sub-page (using Main Page as an example). Other languages may be added easily as necessary, Raise a bug if you wish to add translation in your language and it isn't listed below

Page Name Language
Main Page English
Main Page/de German
Main Page/es Spanish
Main Page/fr French
Main Page/it Italian
Main Page/sv Swedish


Here is how the language bar looks on the Main Page page:


Please do not create Templates of the Templates listed here Category:Template. Some of them are meant to be used in maintenance of the wiki, others like the Template:Warning box, Template:Note box and Template:Tip box can be adapted to any language by specifying the type= parameter like this:

{{Warning box|type=Lorem ipsum|Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Donec vel neque. }}

which will look like this:

Warning.png Lorem ipsum
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Donec vel neque.