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Mark a span of text as being in Latin. This applies sets the HTML attribute lang=la.

This is important for providing hints to screenreaders that text is meant to be read as Latin, not as English. For example, the English "ego" and the Latin "ego" are pronounced quite differently.

You can target the output of this template with a CSS selector like .wst-latin (search for .wst-latin in CSS files)

By default, the output of this template is not italicised. You can make it so this with CSS like the following in the index's CSS:

.wst-latin {
    font-style: italic;

See alsoEdit

  • {{lang}} for generic language marking
  • {{greek}} and {{Polytonic}} for the Greek equivalents