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Returns the word "by" in the language setting of the user's interface.



Template parameters

1This optional parameter can be used to specify a user.

The value of that parameter is used as an argument for the template U
except when it starts with either "&", "<", "[" or "{" — it will be used as-it-is
e.g. wikilinks; other user name templates like {{Ut}}, {{Uw}}; or &#8202;

This option is useful for other templates who display file names, e.g.

2nl or br
to force a final line feed; otherwise same line continuation may follow
3ns"no space" - suppress leading space
may also set as the 2nd parameter
4with + or - the namespace user: is written
may also set as the 2nd or 3rd parameter
mc=set to mc=y if used for #Meta categoriesemptyoptional

Additional information

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

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

See also

Template:{{I18n/by}} and the Comparison table


To add your language to the list of languages supported by this template, please edit the template and add a row to the "{{LangSwitch|}}" construct. It takes the form "|xx= Your translation " (xx being the code of your language) See also the explanations in the Comparison table.

Meta categories

It's a problem that the English "by" has different translation depending on the semantics.

Deutsch: Je nach der Bedeutung muss "by" in von (jemandem), durch (jemanden) oder nach (einem Kriterium) übersetzt werden.

Die Vorlage differenziert in

  • "durch" (Standard)
  • "von" (wenn ein Benutzername folgt)
  • "nach" (wenn der Parameter mc= [für "Metakategorie"] gesetzt ist)