How to create dictionary entries

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The Category:Tibetan-English Dictionary uses a slightly more strict format than the other wiki entries:

{{Dictkey|<insert tibetan here>།}} ([[Wyl.]] ''<insert wylie here>'') ''n.'' {{Color|#808080|''Pron.:'' <insert pronunciation here>}}
* <insert description here> {{Dictref|[[<insert source acronym here>]]}}
* <insert other description here> {{Context|[[:Category:<category-name-here>|<same-category-name-here>]]}}
==Further Information==
[[Category:Tibetan-English Dictionary]][[Category:<same-category-name-here>]]

The templates used are:

  • {{Dictkey|<insert tibetan here>།}}, used to make the Tibetan script of the keyword bigger, example: {{Dictkey|དང་།}} generates: དང་།
  • {{Color|#808080|''Pron.:'' <insert pronunciation here>}}, used to colorize the phonetics in gray, example: {{Color|#808080|''Pron.:'' dang}} generates: Pron.: dang
  • {{Context|[[:Category:<category-name>|<category-name>]]}}, used to display all entries in a category <category-name>. It's important to also add the statement [[Category:<category-name>]] to make the current entry member of this category too.
  • {{Dictref|[[<insert source acronym here>]]}}, used to insert a source reference, example: {{Dictref|[[PAD]]}} generates: PAD.

Best approach to generate new entries is to edit and copy an existing entry, and then modify the relevant data. Please maintain the precise formatting (including all white-spaces), because the entries are also modified automatically by programs relying on this format.


To define a verb, use the following template, example: {{dverb|བསམས་པ།|སེམས་པ།|བསམ་པ།|སོམས།|ཐ་དད་པ་|v.t.}}, this will display the verb tenses (order: past, presence, future, imperative) in a formatted table and put the dictionary entry automatically into category verbs.


when using a #redirect statement, always put the redirecting entry into both the categories Tibetan-English Dictionary and Dictionary Referral.