On Halopedia, the noun Babel (in reference to the Tower of Babel) refers to the user language templates aiding multilingual communication by making it easier to contact someone who speaks a certain language. The idea comes directly from Wikipedia with most of the markup being a direct copy from that site.
Different users know and understand different languages on different levels. Here is a potential guide to determining what level of a language you understand:
- xx-1 for basic ability - enough to understand written material or simple questions in this language.
- xx-2 for intermediate ability - enough for editing or discussions.
- xx-3 for advanced level - though you can write in this language with no problem, some small errors might occur.
- xx-4 for 'near-native' level - although it's not your first language from birth, your ability is something like that of a native speaker.
- xx-5 for professional proficiency. Though this is not your native language, you can speak it fluently and/or write in it quickly and accurately.
- xx (no hyphen or number) for native speakers who use a language every day and have a thorough grasp of it, including colloquialisms and idioms.
The languages supported by Halopedia's Babel project are listed below. If you wish to request a language, you may create the templates yourself. If you are unable to do this or need assistance, contact one of the Administrators for assistance, or request help from other users on this article's talk page.
de - Deutsch (German)
en - English (English)
es - Español (Spanish)
fr - Français (French)