Template:Native name/doc

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An inline formatting template, based on {{Lang}}, for indicating the language in which a native name has been given. By default, the native name is displayed in italics, followed by the language's name in parentheses.

The template's defaults can be overridden and the parenthesis excluded, in which case there may be no visible changes to the text where it's used. An HTML span, however, still identifies the native name as a linguistic element, meaning that web browsers and screen readers can select a particular font, formatting, pronunciation, etc., for it.

For multiple native names, use {{native name list}}



Parameter name Description and examples Required
[first unnamed] The IETF language tag code for the native language. French, for instance, is "fr"; Spanish is "es"; Arabic is "ar"; etc. yes
[second unnamed] The native name, in the native language (with accents, etc.). yes
(or italic)
Set to "off" or "no" to disable displaying the native name in italics.

Example: |italics=off

(or icon)
Set to "omit", "off" or "no" to suppress the appearance of the native language's name in a parenthesis after the native name.

Example: |paren=omit

nbsp Set to "omit" or "no" to suppress the addition of a second space between the native name and the native language's name in brackets.
Generally works in tandem with the italics or italic and/or paren or icon switches, as the automatic addition of the second
space prevents the native name in italics from appearing to lean into the following bracket.

Example: |nbsp=omit

(previously fontsize)
Use to specify a font-size for the parenthesis. Per MOS:FONTSIZE, do not make this text smaller in infoboxes, since the text is already at 88% of normal.

Example: |parensize=90%

nolink Set to anything (e.g. "on") to suppress the appearance of the native language's name as a link. no
script (deprecated) when needed, include ISO 15924 in {{{1}}} IETF language tag; e.g. 'sr-Cyrl' Specifies the ISO 15924 script. E.g. "Cyrl", "Arab", "Hans"... no


  • Code and result for the same name "Deutschland" above but with italics and nbsp switched off, nolink switched on and a parensize of 90%:

off|nbsp= omit|nolink= on|parensize= 90%}} –> Deutschland (German)

  • Retaining no italics but suppressing the parenthesis which produces the same as if the {{lang}} template had been used:

off|paren= omit}} –> Deutschland

  • Language does not have an ISO code

omit}} ([[Boonwurrung language]]) –> Banib (Boonwurrung language)

omit}} –> Bakoma

Other examples

Code Result
{{Infobox settlement
| name = The Hague
| native_name = {{Native name|nl|Den Haag}}
The Hague
Den Haag  (Dutch)
{{Infobox country
| conventional_long_name = French Republic
| native_name = {{Native name|fr|République française|paren=omit}}
French Republic
République française

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