Template:Expand French

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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=August 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=August 2021  set by bot if omitted.

Topics and categorization

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 130
geo Geography (18 C) 7,971
gov Government and politics 1,372
hist History 37
mil Military 150
sci Science 84
sport Sports 122
struct Building and structure 476
transp Transport 107
commune French commune (84 C) 0
  Main category (14 C) 4,137

See also