Monday, March 13, 2006

Using Babel for WiktionaryZ for the coming functionality

WiktionaryZ is a work in progress. Slowly but surely we will add functionality and content. We have started preparations for the next phase. The next phase is for us to be able to edit the relational content of WiktionaryZ.

Functionally WiktionaryZ is at a pre-alpha phase; this means that we do not have the full functionality available that is in the specifications. It means that when we add functionality it will not be available to everyone. In order to have some control of what happens, a limited group of people will be invited to edit the relational content. We will invite from the people that created a user on the wiki and provided their babel information.

The babel information allows you to give six levels of proficiency:
  • xx mother tongue
  • xx-1 basic ability
  • xx-2 intermediate ability
  • xx-3 advanced level
  • xx-4 near-native' level
  • xx-5 'professional' proficiency
The xx has to be replaced with the codes that you can find on the babel page. At this moment we have the codes for more than 100 languages. This equates to something like 1% of the languages that exist. We do invite you to help us with templates for the missing templates. You can help by checking and or translating the following text :

* This user is able to contribute with a basic level of English.
* This user is able to contribute with an intermediate level of English.
* This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of English.
* This user speaks English at a near native level.
* This user is able to contribute with a professional level of English.
* This user is a native speaker of English.
* These users speak English.

You can help by creating the templates or, by providing us with translations. Translations are best given to us here.



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