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inscriptions, markings and signatures on an object
Descriptiontext written on an object. Widely used in Commons and in various museum databases. Inscriptions exceeding length limits should probably be stored somewhere else, perhaps in Wikisource.
Representsinscription (Q1640824)
Data typeMonolingual text
According to this template: all sorts of artworks and other material objects
According to statements in the property:
work (Q386724), flag (Q14660), archaeological artifact (Q220659), device (Q1183543) and memorial stone (Q11734477)
When possible, data should only be stored as statements
According to this template: La Liberté guidant le peuple => Eug. Delacroix 1830, in French
According to statements in the property:
Shugborough inscription (Q7504674)O U O S V A V V
When possible, data should only be stored as statements
Sourceexternal reference, Wikipedia list article (either infobox or source) (note: this information should be moved to a property statement; use property source website for the property (P1896))
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Tracking: usageCategory:Pages using Wikidata property P1684 (Q21037844)
See alsomonogram (P1543)
  • Items with the most statements
  • Count of items by number of statements (chart)
  • Count of items by number of sitelinks (chart)
  • Items with the most identifier properties
  • Items with no other statements
  • Items with novalue claims
  • Items with unknown value claims
  • Usage history
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  • Database reports/Constraint violations/P1684
  • Proposal discussionProposal discussion
    Current uses13,509
      Qualifiers “applies to part (P518), object has role (P3831), literal translation (P2441), author (P50), statement is subject of (P805), relative position within image (P2677), unabbreviated text (P7008): this property should be used only with the listed qualifiers. (Help)
    Exceptions are possible as rare values may exist.
    List of this constraint violations: Database reports/Constraint violations/P1684#Allowed qualifiers, SPARQL, SPARQL (new)

    Language indication obligatory, that is not right.Edit

    When using this property inscription (P1684) in a declaration, a language MUST be given (otherwise the declaration can not be stored). This is not allright, not every inscription has an explicit language.

    As an example: item Q2198126 has an inscription "Art Schnitger 1648 1719", that 's a name and two numbers/years. What to do, here?

    Furthermore there are very many inscriptions have text in two (sometimes even more) languages, e.g.:

    • text in a "local" language with a motto in Latin,
    • inscriptions in bilingual areas.

    Is there a solution for this problem ? --Paulbe (talk) 11:41, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

    New WMF language codes available: "und", "mis", "zxx", "mul"Edit

    The following new codes are now available:

    no linguistic content (Q22282939)
    multiple languages (Q20923490)
    undetermined language (Q22282914)
    language without language code (Q22283016)

    Please see phab:T72205 for further information. Thanks to the devs!
    --- Jura 12:57, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

    They stopped working :(
    --- Jura 13:41, 28 January 2016 (UTC)


    The datatype monolingualtext doesn't support linebreaks, tabs and other control characters. Some inscriptions are multiline. To understand the meaning of the inscription the linebreaks are important. As a surrogate for the linebreak its possible to use the slash "/"? What do you think?
    --Looniverse (talk) 09:37, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

    Lexeme property or qualifierEdit

    Now that we have lexemes it would be nice to link to lexemes if an inscription also has a lexeme item. I would like to link for example from Headquarters of Pensionsversicherungsanstalt (Q57416663) to a lexeme "Pensionsversicherungsanstalt". There are many other buildings with inscriptions that could use a similar property. At the moment I am not sure if that should be a qualifier for inscription (P1684) or used independently. --Tobias1984 (talk) 12:49, 17 October 2018 (UTC)

    full text searchEdit

    Is it possible to search also for content in property. I tested out Davao City Hall historical marker (Q28937459) string 'bilang gusaling munisipal' and this does not work for me. Regards, Conny (talk) 12:51, 28 March 2019 (UTC).

    qualifier instance of (P31): replacement with object has role (P3831)Edit

    As P31 should no longer be used and we have P3831 in the meantime, I made a replacement request at Wikidata:Bot_requests#Change_pq:P31_to_pq:P3831_(for_P1684). --- Jura 14:08, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

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