This template can be used to encapsulate deliberate or apparent typos to save them from correction by bots and automated wiki-editors. Its purpose is to indicate passages that might appear incorrect to an automated tool, but which are actually correct. It has no effect on the rendered wikitext. The template is also recognized by WP:AWB during normal Regex typo fixing procedures, in which the program skips the text during its evaluation.

Any of six names can be used:

  1. ((Not a typo)) for items that are actually correct. Examples: bird calls, made-up words, "he put a little ((not a typo|english)) on the ball", in which "english" is not capitalised.
  2. ((Typo)) for items that are deliberately incorrect, because we are illustrating a point.
    If it is in a direct quote, use ((Sic)) instead.
  3. ((Proper name)) for names, such as Flouride (not fluoride) or Pharoah (not pharaoh).
  4. ((chem name)) for chemical names; for example: ((chem name|poly(1-phenylethene))).
    For chemical formulas like H2O, use ((chem)) or ((chem2)) instead.
  5. ((As written)) For situations where the spelling is not deliberately incorrect or correct.
    For example, Julia Pardoe's book title The Life of Marie de Medicis, Queen of France, Consort of Henri IV, and Regent of the Kingdom Under Louis XIII is neither correct nor incorrect, because both "Marie de' Medici" and "Henry IV" have multiple spellings.
    , e.g. for blackboard bold Unicode characters in image captions, which is otherwise prohibited by MOS:BBB

Also be aware of:

  1. ((Lang)) for other-language text. If this is used a language code is required.
  2. ((Sic)), which can be used to mark up text, thus [sic], or invisibly.


Advanced usage

((Not a typo|patt|ern)) instead of ((Not a typo|pattern))
→ pattern

See also