# Template:Height Template documentation[view]  [history] [purge]

## Instructions

• The template is intended for conversion of heights specified in either feet and inches, or metric units (centimetres or metres). Metric units are converted to feet and inches, and feet and inches are converted to metres, or optionally to centimetres.
• As this template is intended for use in infoboxes, the units on both sides of the conversion are abbreviated by default. When using this template outside of infoboxes, use the abbr parameter, which can take values of yes (default; both sides of the conversion are abbreviated), no (both sides of the conversion are spelled out), or mos (WP:MOSNUM-compliant format, where the units being converted are spelled out and the units of the converted values are abbreviated).
• For conversion of metric units to feet/inches, the frac parameter can be specified to either show the output inches as decimals (frac=10) or as a vulgar fraction (frac=desired denominator; the default is 2 for halves). The frac parameter is ignored for conversion of feet/inches to metres.
• When decimal output is used, the default precision is 1 for metres-to-feet/inches conversion and 2 for feet/inches-to-metres conversion, but it can be overridden by specifying a different figure using the precision parameter (see example below). The precision parameter is ignored when frac is set to anything but 10.
• wiki parameter specifies whether the names of the units should be wikified or not and can take values of either yes or no. The default value is no.
• Use `|out=cm` with input values in feet and inches to output the conversion as centimetres.

## Examples

Code Result
m
{{height|m=1.77}} 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
{{height|metres=1.77}} 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
{{height|meters=1.77|abbr=no}} 1.77 metres (5 feet 9 12 inches)
{{height|m=1.77|abbr=mos}} 1.77 metres (5 ft 9 12 in)
{{height|m=1.77|frac=16}} 1.77 m (5 ft 9 1116 in)
{{height|m=1.77|precision=0}} 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
cm
{{height|cm=177}} 177 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)
{{height|centimetres=177}} 177 cm (5 ft 9 12 in)
{{height|centimeter=177|abbr=no}} 177 centimetres (5 feet 9 12 inches)
{{height|cm=177|abbr=mos}} 177 centimetres (5 ft 9 12 in)
{{height|cm=177|frac=16}} 177 cm (5 ft 9 1116 in)
{{height|cm=177|precision=0}} 177 cm (5 ft 10 in)
ft and in
{{height|ft=6|in=1}} 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
{{height|ft=6|in=1|out=cm}} 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
{{height|ft=6|in=1|precision=1}} 6 ft 1 in (1.9 m)
{{height|ft=6|in=1|precision=-1|out=cm}} 6 ft 1 in (190 cm)
{{height|feet=6|inches=1}} 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
{{height|feet=6|inches=1|out=cm}} 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
{{height|ft=6|in=1|abbr=no}} 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 metres)
{{height|ft=6|in=1|abbr=no|out=cm}} 6 feet 1 inch (185 centimetres)
{{height|ft=6|in=1|abbr=mos}} 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m)
{{height|ft=6|in=1|abbr=mos|out=cm}} 6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)
{{height|ft=5|in=7+1/2}} 5 ft 7 12 in (1.71 m)
{{height|ft=5|in=7+1/2|out=cm}} 5 ft 7 12 in (171 cm)
{{height|ft=5|in=7+1/2|precision=1}} 5 ft 7 12 in (1.7 m)
{{height|ft=5|in=7+1/2|precision=1|out=cm}} 5 ft 7 12 in (171.5 cm)
{{height|ft=5|in=7+1/2|precision=-1|out=cm}} 5 ft 7 12 in (170 cm)
{{height|ft=5|in=7+1/2|precision=3}} 5 ft 7 12 in (1.715 m)
ft
{{height|ft=6}} 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
{{height|ft=6|out=cm}} 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
{{height|ft=6.5}} 6.5 ft 0 in (1.98 m)
{{height|ft=6.5|out=cm}} 6.5 ft 0 in (198 cm)
{{height|ft=6+1/2}} 6 12 ft 0 in (1.98 m)
{{height|ft=6+1/2|out=cm}} 6 12 ft 0 in (198 cm)
in
{{height|in=10}} 0 ft 10 in (0.25 m)
{{height|in=10|out=cm}} 0 ft 10 in (25 cm)
{{height|in=10.5}} 0 ft 10.5 in (0.27 m)
{{height|in=10.5|out=cm}} 0 ft 10.5 in (27 cm)
{{height|in=10+1/2}} 0 ft 10 12 in (0.27 m)
{{height|in=10+1/2|out=cm}} 0 ft 10 12 in (27 cm)
errors
{{height|cm=200|in=2|precision=0}} Error: please specify height using only one type of units
{{height|cm=177|frac=0}} 177 cm (5 ft 9.7 in)*
{{height|ft=5|in={{frac|7|1|2}}}} [convert: invalid number]
{{height|ft=5|in={{frac|7|1|2}}}} [convert: invalid number]
{{height|ft=5|in=7 1/2}} [convert: invalid number]
{{height|ft=5|in=7_1/2}} [convert: invalid number]
{{height|ft=5|in=7-1/2}} [convert: invalid number]
{{height|ft=5|in=7½}} [convert: invalid number]
unsupported units
{{height|mm=2000}}
{{height|dm=20}}
{{height|'=6|"=1}}
{{height|′=6|″=1}}
{{height|hand=20}}
{{height|yard=2}}
• m is for metres
• cm is for centimetres
• ft is for feet
• in is for inches

## Template data

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools; see the monthly parameter usage report for this template.

TemplateData for Height

The template is intended for conversion of heights specified in either metres or in feet and inches.

Template parameters

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
Metres`m` `metre` `metres` `meter` `meters`

The height in metres. Do not use if feet and inches are specified.

Numberoptional
Centimetres`cm` `centimetre` `centimetres` `centimeter` `centimeters`

The height in centimetres. Do not use if feet and inches are specified.

Numberoptional
Feet`ft` `foot` `feet`

The feet part of the height in feet and inches. Do not use if centimetres are specified.

Numberoptional
Inches`in` `inch` `inches`

The inches part of the height in feet and inches (optional). Do not use if centimetres are specified. Fractions are supported in the form u+n/d.

Numberoptional
Precision of converted value`precision`

The amount of decimal places to display the converted value to. Defaults to 2 for feet and inches to metres and to 1 for metres/centimetres to feet and inches.

Numberoptional
Fraction denominator`frac`

Shows result as a fraction. The number in this parameter is the denominator of the fraction. Used only for metres/centimetres to feet and inches. Set to "10" for decimals. Defaults to 2 (halves).

Numberoptional
Abbreviation style`abbr`

Changes abbreviation style. Set to "yes" for all units to be abbreviated (default), "no" for all to be spelled out, or "mos" for the units being converted to be spelled out and the converted units to be abbreviated.

Stringoptional
Unit linking`wiki`

Changes whether units are linked. Set to "no" to not link units (default) or "yes" to link units.

Stringoptional
Output format`out`

Changes output format of conversion. Set to "cm" with input values in feet and inches to output the conversion as centimetres. No other options currently exist and the template ignores anything other than "cm".

Stringoptional