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Template:COAInformation

Coat of arms of blazon of
Element of coat of arms elements
Blazon blazon
Blazon reference reference
Tincture
argent argent-d or azure carnation celeste cendrée gules purpure sable tawny vert
Description
additional description
Date date
Artist artist
Source source
Permission
(Reusing this file)
license for the artwork
Other versions other versions
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This documentation is transcluded from Template:COAInformation/doc.

Usage

{{COAInformation
 |blazon of      =
 |blazon         =
 |references     =
 |tincture       =
 |description    =
 |date           =
 |artist         =
 |source         =
 |permission     =
 |other versions =
}}

Template parameters

Parameter Description Default Status
blazon of
blazon_of
Blazon of
blazon_of
blazon of City or family name that coat of arms identifies and blazon describes. Use language templates like {{en}} or {{fr}} to mark language of the text. empty optional
element
Element
element Element of the coat of arms. Many files on Commons contain not full Coats of Arms (CoA), but individual reusable elements which can be used to assemble full CoAs. This field is used to describe such element. empty optional
blazon
Blazon
blazon Blazon or literal description of the coat of arms. Use language templates like {{en}} or {{fr}} to mark language of the text. empty optional
references
References
references Book, web site or other source of the blazon, the description of the coat of arms. Use language templates like {{en}} or {{fr}} to mark language of the text. empty optional
tincture
Tincture
colors
Colors
Tincture Tincture or precise heraldic color specification. Up to twelve colors are allowed, which have to be separated by /. The standard colors are:
argent argent-d or azure carnation celeste cendrée gules purpure sable tawny vert

You can use full names as written above or one letter abbreviations: a (argent), A (argent-d), o (or), b (azure), c (carnation), B (celeste), C (cendrée), g (gules), p (purpure), s (sable), t (tawny) and v (vert). See {{Tincture}} for more information.

Colors other than the above list have to be defined by their hexadecimal color value like #abc, or #2F4D5A. Unfortunately those values can not be defined by values separated by "/". The workaround is to call template {{Tincture}} and use "|" separators. For example: "|tincture = {{Tincture|gules|#00FF00|b}}" gives
gules #00FF00 azure

empty optional
description
Description
description Additional description empty optional
date
Date
date Date the file was created. It may also provide the date of the original coat of arms design or approval, if this is known. empty optional
artist
Artist
author
Author
artist Name of the artist who drew the graphics, with a link if possible. Use [[User:Example|Example]] or [[User:Example|John Doe]] if applicable, and may also provide the name of the original designer of the coat of arms if this information is available. Many people also identify here the projects they are part of, like {{Projet Blasons}} or {{THV}}. empty required
source
Source
source Source of the COA, e.g. {{own}}. empty required
permission
Permission
permission see {{Information}}'s permission field. In most cases this is a new drawing of Coat of Arms and it only needs license from the artist who drew the graphics. empty optional
other versions
other_versions
Other versions
Other_versions
other versions other versions of the file. You should use <gallery></gallery> brackets or {{Derivative versions}} empty optional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: the File namespace

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: all users

Placement: At the top of the page

Relies on:
{{Artwork}}, {{I18n/COA}}

Most fields use translations of {{artwork}}, "Coat of arms of", "Blazon", "Reference" and "Tincture" are translated at {{I18n/COA}}