[Wikipedia-l] Image text.

Brion VIBBER brion at pobox.com
Sun Aug 4 17:07:17 UTC 2002

Hr. Daniel Mikkelsen wrote:
> On the topic of transferring Wikipedia content to other media - is there a way
> of giving pictures descriptions in the context of an article? Since a picture
> can be used in several articles, the descriptions have to be part of each
> article (since what it represents might vary from context to context).
> Ideally, I'm looking for both an "alt"-text (to represent the picture when it's
> not possible to display it, like "a map of Germany") as well as a subtext,
> "Fig. 2. This diagram plots the growth of Wikipedia."
> Is this possible to do with the [Image:] tag?

You can set the alt-text when you use the image the same way you specify 
different text than the article title for a text link:

   [[Image:Filename.png|Useful description, hopefully]]

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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