User talk:Grin/babel

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This is my attempt to create a unified babel template.

The referenced name babel2 is fictional, as the template is called "user:grin/babel" now. For now substitute babel2 to user:grin/babel everywhere.

There is only one template, this one, to use. That is all. The usage is in form {{babel2|en|3}} or {{babel2|hu}}, for advanced (level3) english (en) or native (no level) hungarian (hu), respectively.

To see it live check my userpage, and its source.


I did not want to push this into main template namespace before the community gives some feedback. I only filled the texts for language levels I use, to demonstrate the possibilities. If the scheme is accepted it should be moved over to Template: namespace, then the texts should be filled with a robot from existing templates (it's rather trivial).



  • <LANG>: language code like "hu" for hungarian, "en" for english etc.
  • <LVL>: level for the givn language, eg. 1 for basic knowledge, 3 for advanced, empty value for native level

The following templates are used:

  • babel2/<LANG>1: translation of "This user is able to contribute with" (or any text in the first position)
  • babel2/<LANG>2: translation of "level of" (or any text in the second position)
  • babel2/<LANG>3: translation of "english" (the actual name of the language in native form)
  • babel2/<LANG>-lvl<LVL>: translation of the level; LVL1=beginner, LVL2=medium, LVL3=advanced
  • babel2/<LANG>-lvl: translation of native level knowledge
  • babel2/col1-lvl<LVL>: color1 (border) code for the respective level (like #e0f0f0 or red)
  • babel2/col2-lvl<LVL>: color2 (background) code for the respective level






use en:ISO 639-3 to be future ready Tobias Conradi 16:53, 7 August 2006 (UTC)

Concur with that. —Nightstallion (?) 07:49, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

I will, thanks. Seems that my idea is either too stupid or people couldn't care less. I do not want singlehandedly change wikipedia's babel templates against the community. ;) I need some more positive feedback. :-) --grin 22:11, 18 August 2006 (UTC)