Usage Edit

This is the {{tl2}} template.

{{tl2}} is similar to {{tl}}. Tl stands for Template link. {{tl2}} is a macro template used to display a template name as a link surrounded by braces, thus showing how the template name would be used in code. Its primary use is in instruction and documentation.

{{tl2}} differs from {{tl}} in that it displays with a wider, monospaced text style (like {{tlx}}) and also takes the named parameters |sister= and |lang= so that it may also be used to list and link templates on other English and non-English-language sister projects.

Related template Edit

{{tlx}} displays with the same enhanced presentation and can also expand several placeholder parameters to generate a sample template call.

Usage Edit

equivalent to {{tl|template_name}}
{{tl2 |sister=sister_id |template_name}}
to display a template from a sister project (e.g. {{tl2 |sister=V |template_name}} for Wikiversity)
{{tl2 |lang=lang_id |sister=sister_id |template_name}}
to display a template from a sister project in another language (e.g. {{tl2 |lang=fr |sister=V |template_name}} for a template from the French Wikisource project)

Examples Edit

Code Result
{{tl|x0}} {{x0}}
{{tl2|x1}} {{x1}}
{{tl2|sister=M|3x}} {{3x}}
{{tl2|sister=wikibooks|lang=de|WP}} {{WP}}

TemplateData Edit

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


Template link with 2 parameters

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.


Linked template name

Parameter 12

First parameter value

Parameter 23

Second parameter value

Parameter 34

Third parameter value

Auto value
Parameter 45

Fourth parameter value


Whether to add “<span style="white-space: nowrap">”

Auto value
Interwiki Prefixsister

The interwiki prefix (see: “Special:Interwiki” for a list of valid prefixes)

Interlanguage Prefixlang

The interwiki language prefix (see: “Special:Interwiki” for a list of valid prefixes)


See also Edit

These tables: view · talk · edit

Comparison of template-linking templates according to the styles of generated text and link produced
Text style ↓ {{tlg}} options[note 1]
to achieve text style
Link style
Linked Unlinked Linked with subst
{{tlg}} options[note 1]
to achieve link style
N/A DEFAULT nolink=1 subst=1
normal DEFAULT
code code=1
monospace mono=1[note 4] N/A
plaincode plaincode=1[note 5]
kbd kbd=1[note 6]
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 {{tlg}} is the most general template, allowing any combination of text style and/or link style options.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Prevents wrapping of text by placing it inside <span style="white-space:nowrap">...</span> tags.
  3. Allows links to templates in any namespace.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Displays monospaced font using <span style="font-family:monospace">...</span>.
  5. {{Template:Tl2/doc}} uses <code style="background:transparent;border:none">...</code> .
  6. {{Template:Tl2/doc}} uses ‎<kbd> tags.