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This documentation is transcluded from Template:Tincture/doc.

The template is used to display vexillological and heraldic colors, as in coats of arms (and in flags).

Usage

{{Tincture |1= }}

This template can handle colors provided with single-letters either each in its own unnamed parameter, or all in the first unnamed parameter, separated by slashes.
The color sequence should be: first silver and gold, then the other color letters in alphabetic order.

Usage: e.g. {{ Tinctureabgv }} 0or0 {{ Tincturea/b/g/v }}, 0from {{COAInformation}} |Tincture=a/b/g/v and from Image generation |C=a/b/g/v.
Note: An empty parameter (e.g. 2 pipes or slashes) terminates the generation of the boxes.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionDefaultStatus
1color 1The first color to display, or all colors separated by / (slashes).emptyrequired
2color 2The second color to display, and so on, any number of colors can be specified in unnamed parameters.emptyoptional
bycolor styleThe color style to be used. Currently only Bajuvarian colors (value “B”) are supported in addition to the default ones (value “1”).1optional
tctext colorThe text color if a non-standard color is used.FF0optional
alignalignmentThe alignment of the color boxes: “left”, “right” or “center”.leftoptional
+Information fieldIf the value is “+” (i.e. “|+=+”), the output is wrapped in {{Information field}}.emptyoptional
catcategoriesOverride standard categorization. More details on categorization.emptyoptional

Additional information

The template is intended to be used in the following namespaces: no namespace specified

The template is intended to be used by the following user groups: no user group specified

Example

{{Tincture|a / o / b / g / p / s / v}}

renders as:

argentorazuregulespurpuresablevert

See also

Colors

argent
a     tooltip: The hexadecimal color value is displayed when the cursor is moved over the colored field
argent-d
A     [“argent dark”]
or
o
azure
b     [for “bleu” or “blue”]
celeste
B
carnation
c
cendrée
C
gules
g
purpure
p
sable
s
tawny
t
vert
v

For test reasons it is also possible to use it with additional colors, instead of the color letter the hexadecimal color value can be used, e.g.

#abc
#abc (3-characters-short-notation does not work with the current MS-IE!),   or
#2F4D5A
#2F4D5A. In the cases of hex color codes the parameter for text color, e.g. tc=F0F, allows to use a text color more different from the background color.

Any other parameter value causes an error message, e.g {{ Tincture32a }} gives the error message

Unknown tincture code: "32a"

Bajuvarian colors

With the parameter by=B the slightly different colors are shown:

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When transclusion is by {{COAInformation}}, use |tinctureB= instead of |tincture=.

Categorization

Automatic categorization is performed by the subtemplate {{Tincture/cat1}} (or, for Bajuvarian colors with subtemplate {{Tincture/catB}}; other color systems possible).
Any other (tincture-) category or categories may be defined with the parameter cat=; specify complete with the brackets: cat=[[Category:...]]
While colors may be expressed by codes or by full names, automatic categorization is only possible when the one-letter-codes are used.
To suppress any categorizing set either “cat=-” or cat=<nowiki/> or something like that; or set the “-” like a color code, at any position.

Information field

An internationalized field name is generated, when required by specifying “+=+”.
When tinctures are set with COAInformation, this is done by default;
when tinctures are set with Image generation, this is done by default (but can be suppressed with “Cf=-”).
The “+” for the field name can also be set as simple “+” like the “-” or a color code, at any position.