(illegible text)

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Usage edit

For use when a word is illegible from transcription. It allows for text to be displayed through a 'hover' function of the template.

To note that when used that the text will display in red in Page: namespace (illegible text) as an indicator to emphasise to proofreaders that attention is required, and to display in standard color in main namespace to de-emphasise.

Shortcuts edit

Examples edit

  • Using named parameter texttip = …
{{illegible|texttip=text text text}}

Gives (illegible text)

  • Using positional parameter
{{illegible|text text text}}

Gives (illegible text)

  • To have an underlying dash
{{illegible|texttip=text text text|nodash=no}}

Gives (illegible text)

See also edit

  • {{?}}/{{language characters}} for characters that can be read, but need specialist entry (e.g. Arabic, Greek or Chinese)
  • {{redacted}} for text that is redacted in the source document
  • {{reconstruct}} for text that is missing or illegible, but can be reconstructed based on context or using other sources

Note edit

This template has underlying functionality derived from {{tooltip}}.

TemplateData edit

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.


Mark a word or phrase as not legible. Used in the Page namespace when transcribing from scans.

Template parameters[Edit template data]

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

Tooltiptexttip 1

The text displayed on hover.

No dash?nodash

Any value for this parameter will cause a dashed underline to be rendered under the '(illegible text)' superscript.


See also edit