Template {{talk quotation}} (a.k.a. {{tq}}) serves two common purposes:

  1. It is used on talk pages (and Wikipedia process pages, e.g. noticeboards) to highlight quoted material (of other editors' comments or from an article or source).
  2. It is also used to format examples of style, especially when using quotation marks or italics could be confusing. In this use, it is an alternative to {{xt}} (a template used frequently in the Manual of Style), useful when inline typeface changes are needed.

By default, the template changes the given text to italicized serif typeface and green color. The accompanying change in typeface to a serif (roman) or mono-spaced type style, (example text) is to make it fully accessible for those with color blindness.

For block quotations on talk pages that break onto their own line, or contain paragraph breaks, editors can use {{talkquote}} instead.



|1= The text to highlight with the template. As with all templates, when the text, given as the template parameter, contains an equals character (=), prefixing the text with |1= is required to ensure the character is correctly interpreted as being part of the normal text; otherwise it will break the template.

|italic=yes or |i=yes will force the content to be green and italicised only (no change to serif font style); any value may be used, e.g. |i=y. This is typically used inside a block of text that is already serif-styled to make the highlighted text stand out better.

|roman=yes or |serif=yes will force the content to green and roman (serif) font only (no italicisation); any value may be used.

|title= takes text, which cannot be marked up in any way, and displays it as a pop-up "tooltip" (in most browsers) when the cursor hovers over the span. This most common use of this is to provide attribution.


What you write
...when you said, {{tq|Lorem ipsum '''dolor''' sit}} and, {{tq|consectetur adipiscing elit|i=yes|title=This is a tooltip}}.
What you get
...when you said, Lorem ipsum dolor sit and, consectetur adipiscing elit.