Translator in the following language combinations

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This page (nickname: Transbabel) shall collect the various language combinations translators can handle. They show you the template used and give you the link to the category where you can find people with that language combinations.

This list is outdated and no longer matches the current practices:

  • It no longer matches the Language policy used on Wikimedia and other sites (like OmegaWiki from which the list was initially designed). Please note that initially, the translator's templates were based on ISO 639-3 codes since many languages are not present in ISO 639-2.
  • However, Wikimedia sites (and others) prefer using BCP47 codes which are preferably using ISO 639-1 languages codes, when they exist, before ISO 639-3. Most Language codes used in Wikimedia sites are based on the BCP47 standard (a few are specific to Wikimedia). BCP47 also allows combinations for language variants and are interoperable with lots of softwares, they are normatively used in content taggings for the web, notably in HTML and other W3C and IETF standards.
  • It is then suggested to migrate all these templates using a new combination format. Additionally the templates used should work within Babel box and should then follow the format Template:User xxx where xxx is the tag to use in Babel boxes. IF we want to support all language codes used in Wikimedia, including for language variants, the template names should be then named like Template:User Translator from to where from and to will be the language codes.
  • A migration is possible from existing templates based on ISO639-3 codes only to codes used on Babel, using redirects for renamed templates. Templates will be also easier to manage using the #language builtin parserfunction supported by MediaWiki, and allow these templates to be also translated as well.
  • The following extended list is not maintanable and not needed, categories can be used instead to manage lists of users automatically. However, the user categories also need maintenance as well.
  • Not all users will want to use a Babel box (or one of the Translator templates in their user page, they could just register themselves by only inserting their user page in the appropriate user category.

For an extensive list of ISO 639 codes have a look at one of the following lists:

(outdated) You can nest templates within a Babel-like box: Template:Transl-n ({{Transl-n|abc-xyz}}), if you have three templates, use {{Transl-n|abc-xyz|abc-xyz|abc-xyz}}, and so on. Note that this does not work with the new format for Babel boxes (based on the #babel parser function which requires much less maintenance).