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Usage

{{mono|text to format here}}

renders as:

text to format here

This template is for formatting short bits of content (the only parameter) as monospaced (nonproportional) text. It is simply a quick shorthand for the necessary CSS code. It is a replacement for ‎<tt>...‎</tt>, which is an obsolete element under HTML5. (Non-conforming features)

This template should be used where the content is being rendered in monospaced text for purely stylistic/display reasons, where this display has no particular semantic significance.

It should not be used to indicate source code, nor for variables or variable input (use {{code}} or ‎<code>...‎</code> for code and {{var}} or ‎<var>...‎</var> for variables). For keyboard or sample output, use ‎<kbd>...‎</kbd> or ‎<samp>...‎</samp> respectively.

It cannot be used to mark up multiple paragraphs, sections or other block elements, as it uses ‎<span>, which is an inline element. See {{monodiv}} and {{pre}} for a <div>-based block version. Or, multiple instances of {{Mono}} can be invoked.

When the content ends with a single closing curly brace (}), the content should be followed by <nowiki/>, for example, to mark up {foo}, use {{mono|{foo}<nowiki/>}}.

Parameters

There are two parameters:

|1= or unnamed
The content to format as monospaced. If the content contains a = character, the parameter must be numbered or the template will break. (The parameter does not need to be numbered if the = character is surrounded by <nowiki>...</nowiki>, or if it is escaped as &#61;.) For backward compatibility with an old, merged-in template, this parameter can also be called |2=.
|needs_review=yes
Used (e.g. by bots or AWB scripts) to indicate replacement of now-obsolete ‎<tt>...‎</tt> markup with {{mono|...}} markup. This template displays nothing and presently does no categorization, though a cleanup category can be created if necessary. It indicates that the markup may need to be changed to something more semantically meaningful, such as ‎<code>...‎</code>, ‎<samp>...‎</samp>, or ‎<kbd>...‎</kbd>.

See also