Wikispecies:Babel

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Babel is a method to view the languages Wikispecies users speak using "Babel" extension.

Meaning[edit]

The Babel extension allows users to specify which languages they know and these parser function statements consist of two parts. The first part is the language code (sometimes with a number), the second a short explanation.

The language code consists of two or three letters ("en" for English, "nl" for Dutch, etc.) and sometimes a number.

  • xx (without number) means that this person is a native speaker for this language.
  • xx-4 means that this person speaks this language in a near-native level.
  • xx-3 means that this person speaks this language in an advanced level.
  • xx-2 means that this person speaks this language in an intermediate level.
  • xx-1 means that this person speaks this language in a basic level.
  • xx-0 means that this person does not speak this language.

Use of Babel parser functions[edit]

It's not difficult to put Babel parser functions on your user page.

Start like this:

{{#babel:

Then add, after the colon character, the ISO code of the desired language and your level of understanding. For example, if you understand English at a basic level:

{{#babel:en-1}}

Continue by adding one pipe character and xx-<level> code at a time, until you place in all the languages you see fit. For example, if you are a native speaker of English and you understand German and French in a basic level, the template code will have the following form:

{{#babel:en|de-1|fr-1}}

It is possible to search user languages using the Category:Babel.