Template:Expand French/sandbox

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This template may be used to mark articles that have counterparts in French Wikipedia that are better than in English Wikipedia. These articles may be improved by translating content from the original French.


To mark an article, tag it with

{{Expand French|French article title|date=September 2021}}

This template adds articles to the category Category:Articles needing translation from French Wikipedia. See #Categorization below.

The template should be placed atop the article page along with other maintenance templates.


The article title is required; all named parameters are optional:

  • |1=ARTICLE – title of the article on French Wikipedia. This is required.
  • |section=yes – changes notice to "This section may be expanded..." (default: 'article')
  • |fa=yes – used to tag articles that are featured articles in French; used in category name generation.
  • |topic=TOPIC – a topic code used in category name generation.
  • |date=September 2021 – set by bot if omitted.

Topics and categorizationEdit

This template categorizes articles into categories. Basic categorization is into: ⟶ Category:Articles needing translation from French Wikipedia. Usage of parameters fa and topic define subcategories, as follows:

Topic codes are expanded into fuller descriptors in the category name; for example: code geo becomes Geography, and code gov becomes Government and politics.

Topics recognized by Expand French and the categories they are associated with include:

topic code topic name
and category
articles in
bio Biography 464
cult Culture 131
geo Geography (18 C) 7,970
gov Government and politics 1,372
hist History 38
mil Military 150
sci Science 84
sport Sports 123
struct Building and structure 474
transp Transport 107
commune French commune (84 C) 0
  Main category (14 C) 4,199

See alsoEdit