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Language Code Proficiency Level Categories: en vs. mi[edit]

The language code proficiency level categories at User language written in English would define me as a 'native speaker' of language code mi (henceforth referred to as 'the reo'). However, the reo translation used at [[1]] for level "N" can be translated as 'the Maori language is the language of upbringing of this person'. As the reo was not the primary language of my home as a child, I have opted to prioritise [[2]] definition over the User language English language version. It is recommended that a standardisation test be developed to measure equivalence of categories between languages. --Te Karere 12:17, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

Parser function sorts differently[edit]

The {{#babel:}} parser function provided by the Babel extension (in use on this wiki, and presumably intended to eventually replace the template-based Babel scheme) places users into the same categories as this template, but sorts them according to fluency level (so, e.g., "1" = level 1, not native level ["N" is used for native]). This template and {{User language category}} should really be changed to match the way the parser function categorizes users. As things currently stand, the description in the various user-language categories of how users are sorted is (mostly?) just plain wrong. - dcljr 08:37, 31 January 2012 (UTC)

I've updated the English text and examples, but the translations will need to be updated manually for each category. —Pathoschild 02:49:12, 01 February 2012 (UTC)