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.
|Users by language|
You can add user information to your user page by inserting code like this:
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.
- 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.