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User language boxes list the languages a Wikimedia editor is comfortable communicating in, and their proficiency. This improves communication across the diverse community, both directly and by helping find interpreters and translators.

Usage[edit]

User language
ru-N Для этого участника русский язык является родным.
en-5 This user has professional knowledge of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
Users by language

You can add user information to your user page by inserting code like this:

{{#babel:ru-N|en-5|fr-1}}

This outputs the boxes you see at right. You can add as many languages as you want, in the form language code-proficiency level.

Language code
The extension recognizes standard ISO 639 (1–3) language codes. You can find your language by searching the list of ISO 639-1 codes or a database of ISO 639 1–3 codes.
Proficiency
The proficiency describes how well you can communicate in the language. It's indicated by a single character from the Proficiency column in the table below:
Proficiency Meaning
0 You don't understand the language at all.
1 You can understand written material or simple questions.
2 You can edit simple texts or participate in basic discussions.
3 You can write in this language with some minor errors.
4 You can speak like a native speaker (though it's not your birth language).
5 You have professional proficiency; you understand the nuances of the language well enough to translate advanced documents.
N You are a native speaker of the language and have a thorough grasp of it, including colloquialisms and idioms.

Custom layout (Metawiki only)[edit]

The boxes are neatly stacked along the right side of the page by default, but you can suppress the floating and header by wrapping it in the babel-plain class. For example:

{{babel-plain|en-N|fr-3|az-0}}
-or-
<div class="babel-plain">{{#babel:en-N|fr-3|az-0}}</div>
User language
en-N This user has a native understanding of English.
fr-3 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances avancées en français.
az-0 Bu istifadəçi Azərbaycan dilini heç bilmir (ya da çətin anlayır).
Users by language

This only works on Metawiki, due to its custom CSS.

See also[edit]