(illegible text)

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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.


  • 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 alsoEdit

  • {{?}}/{{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


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

See alsoEdit