Template:Not a typo

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This template can be used to encapsulate deliberate or apparent typos to save them from correction by bots and automated wiki-editors. Its purpose is to indicate passages that might appear incorrect to an automated tool, but which are actually correct. It has no effect on the rendered wikitext. The template is also recognized by WP:AWB during normal Regex typo fixing procedures, in which the program skips the text during its evaluation.

Any of four names can be used:

  1. {{Not a typo}} for items that are actually correct; for example, "he put a little {{not a typo|english}} on the ball", in which "english" is not capitalised.
  2. {{Typo}} for items that are deliberately incorrect, either because we are illustrating a point, or because it is a direct quote. (It is better to use {{Sic}} in quotations.)
  3. {{Proper name}} for names, such as Flouride (not fluoride) or Pharoah (not pharaoh).
  4. {{As written}} For situations where the spelling is not deliberately incorrect or correct; for example, a book title: "Pardoe, Julia. The Life of Marie de Medici" as "Marie de' Medici" has multiple spellings.

Also be aware of:

  1. {{Lang}} for other-language text.
  2. {{Sic}}, which can be used to mark up text, thus [sic], or invisibly.

Examples[change source]

  • The first known mention of a form of the word "billiards" appears in [[Edmund Spenser]]'s ''Mother Hubberd's Tale'' in 1591, where he speaks of "... games that may be found ... with dice, with cards, with {{Not a typo|balliards}}."
    → The first known mention of a form of the word "billiards" appears in Edmund Spenser's Mother Hubberd's Tale in 1591, where he speaks of "... games that may be found ... with dice, with cards, with balliards."
  • H.C. Nielsen is credited in the film as the '''{{Typo|assistent}}''' director.
    → H.C. Nielsen is credited in the film as the assistent director.

Advanced usage[change source]

  • In some cases it may be beneficial to obfuscate the text so that it isn't included when searching for particular patterns. In order to achieve this, {{Not a typo}} supports two parameters, allowing the text to be broken up at an arbitrary position.
{{Not a typo|patt|ern}} instead of {{Not a typo|pattern}}
→ pattern

See also[change source]

  • {{Text}} to obfuscate text for bots