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{{Babel}} is for showing the languages that you know, as well as the operating system, keyboard layout, web browser, desktop environment, and text editor that you are most comfortable with. Details of how to use it for its original purpose -- showing the languages that you know -- are at Wikipedia:Babel.



Parameters can be added using the {{!}} trick.

The Babel box prefixes its arguments with "User ", so it will work with the User: namespace. For example, this would include the {{User:Urhixidur/Userboxes/Asteroid}} user box:

{{Babel|<box1>|<box2>|:Urhixidur/Userboxes/Asteroid|<box 4>|...}}

Custom styling

To customize the appearance you can add the optional parameters

to display the babel box on the left side of the screen rather than the default right
change header, default is Wikipedia:Babel
change wiki markup for footer, default is Search user languages
color of the border, default is #99B3FF
background color, default is white
text color, default is black
left margin in pixels, default is 1
bottom margin in pixels, default is 0.5
solid border width, default is 1
width of the box, default is 248
any other custom formatting

Use the ! userbox to start a new column after that point and the - userbox to insert a blank row.

Example: {{Babel|align=left|color=yellow|en|fr-3|de-4|pas|!|tl-1|ru-2|-|:UBX/1337|nocat=yes}} produces:

enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
fr-3Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
pasThis user can program in Pascal.
tl-1Ang tagagamit na ito ay nakakapag-ambag ng Tagalog sa mababang antas.
ru-2Этот участник неплохо знает русский язык.
13377|-|15 |_|x0r 5|>34|<5 1337.
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Use on other wikis

The page you are now reading is the actual Babel template. If you click "edit this page", you will see a bunch of computer code that makes the Babel boxes work. What you're now reading is just documentation for that code, transcluded inside "<noinclude>" tags so it doesn't interfere with the computer code.

In order to have Babel boxes on another Wikimedia project, just copy this page to that project. Click "view source" and copy all the contents, including the computer code. Create a page called "Template:Babel" on the other Wikimedia project and put the content into it.

You also need to copy over a bunch of files with names like "Template:User en", "Template:User en-1", "Template:User fr", etc. etc. Once you've done that, users can put e.g. "{{Babel|en-1|fr}}" on their user page and the Babel boxes will be displayed.

See also