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This template is for tagging Modern Greek text only! – for Ancient Greek, see {{lang-grc}} and for Medieval Greek, see {{lang-gkm}} instead. For custom labels, no labels, or other uses, see {{lang}}.

Usage[rætta wikitekst]

The primary objective of this template (and of the other {{lang}} templates) is to tag non-English text so that both human and machine readers are able to properly interpret, display and understand non-English text as part of an effort to move towards a semantic web. To that end, proper use of these templates help web browsers to choose the correct display font, text-to-speech screen readers to select a more appropriate pronunciation, search engines to better index and relate the context of the content, translation services to properly interpret the words, spell checkers to properly allow and/or require diacritics, and so on.

Important metadata[rætta wikitekst]

Regardless of the label that is displayed in front of the text (e.g.: "Ancient Greek:" vs. "Greek:" vs. "Modern Greek"), this template will always wrap the supplied Greek text inside of appropriate HTML <span>...</span> tags – that is to say that the Greek text will be tagged using the ISO 639-1 language code for Modern Greek: "el". The following example wikicode:


produces the following HTML:

<a href="/wiki/Greek language" title="Greek language">Greek</a>:
<span lang="el" xml:lang="el">άτομος</span>

This metadata identifies the enclosed text as Modern Greek for the benefit of search engines, browsers, screen readers, translators, typesetters, and so on. To these "non-human readers", Modern Greek (encoded as "el") has important distinctions from e.g. Ancient Greek (appropriately encoded using "grc" by other {{lang}} templates). For that reason, this template should never be used with Ancient or Medieval or other Greek text.

Syntax[rætta wikitekst]

|Modern Greek text – using the Greek alphabet (with diacritics). (mandatory)
|links=value – valid values: yes to have the language name linked (default) and no to prevent the language name from being linked. (optional)

Examples[rætta wikitekst]

Code Result
{{lang-el|άτομος}} Grikskt: άτομος
{{lang-el|άτομος|links=yes}} Grikskt: άτομος
{{lang-el|άτομος|links=no}} Grikskt: άτομος

Category[rætta wikitekst]

Articles using this template are automatically placed in Category:Articles containing Greek-language text.

TemplateData[rætta wikitekst]

Insert Greek text. This template should only be used with modern Greek.

Template parameters[Edit template data]


The Greek text to be displayed


If a link to the article Greek language is included


See also[rætta wikitekst]

  • {{lang-ell}} for Modern Greek explicitly stated and linked so in the label instead of just Greek.
  • {{lang-gkm}} for Medieval Greek.
  • {{lang-grc}} for Ancient Greek.
  • {{lang-grc-gre}} for which the Ancient Greek description is not satisfactory or limiting.
  • {{lang|el}} tags Modern Greek text, without the label (for use with custom display, and other uses).
  • {{lang|ell}} tags Modern Greek text, without the label (for use with custom display, and other uses).
  • {{lang|grc}} tags Ancient Greek text, without the label (for use with custom display, and other uses).
  • {{transl|el}} tags text as "Greek Transliteration" (has no visible effect other than said tag when pointer is placed on text).
  • {{el icon}}