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This template can be used in the "source" or "author" parameters of the {{Information}} to render the word "unknown" in the language specified in the user's preferences. Uses {{Other date|?}} for unknown dates, and {{Unknown language|?}} for unknown languages.

The template automatically sets the following categories: any subcategory of Category:Templates:Unknown depending on parameter


{{unknown |1= }}

Template parameters

1Type of the unknown entity – some languages use different forms of the word "unknown" for different types. Possible values:
Value Used for Pointing to
author author
artist artist
language language {{Unknown language|language}}
location physical location
place facility
country country
address, street address
town, city city
source citation
institution institution
date calendar date {{Other date|?}}
year year

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



renders as:

Unknown location

See also


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)