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This template is used to show a template in the user's interface language. It works for template manually translated; for templates which use Translate extension (with <translate> tags), use {{TNT}}, {{Dynamite}} or {{TNTN}} instead.

How to convert a template[edit]

Before you apply this template, first you have to prepare the template.

Pick a template[edit]

First you have to pick a template to autotranslate.

Create a layout template[edit]

If the template is not to difficult you should create a layout template to contain the layout of all language versions of the template. This template should not add any categories when transcluded.

Modify the en language link[edit]

Usually the English link points to the main template, point it to the /en subpage.

Create a documentation page[edit]

Create a documentation page at template name/doc. This documentation page should include some code for creating language versions of the template. Include this documentation in the main template by adding {{documentation}}

Convert existing language versions[edit]

Each language version of the template should be checked and converted to use the layout template. Start with the English language version and compare it to the current template.

Note that everything that is not supposed to be included together with the template, like “{{translated tag|cleanup}}” and documentation, must be inside a “<noinclude>” tag.

Convert the main template[edit]

The last step is to enable the template. Be sure to check everything before you enable the template. You can cause a really big mess! To enable the template, put this code in the template for the layout part: {{Autotranslate|1={{{1|}}}|2={{{2|}}}|3={{{3|}}}|base=template name}}

Protect templates[edit]

The main template page is probably already protected. You should probably also protect /layout, /lang & /en.

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Template parameters

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Code snippet[edit]

To use this template, include the following code: