Wiki Life: Tags 3 - Language & Translation Tags


It's time for me to return to Wiki Life and to the Tags series! This is part 3...

   

We're building off this idea that the TechNet Wiki has these common tags we should use in order to be consistent:

Wiki: Common Tags

 

Each Friday, Tomoaki shows us a leaderboard of how the different languages are doing. 

Here are all the 2015 language leaderboards from Tomoaki:

  1. January - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (Jan. 2015)
  2. February - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (Feb. 2015)
  3. March - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (Mar. 2015)
  4. April - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (Apr. 2015)
  5. May - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (May 2015)
  6. June - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (June 2015)
  7. July - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (July 2015)
  8. August - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (Aug. 2015)
  9. September - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (Sept. 2015)
  10. October - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (Oct. 2015)
  11. November - Friday with International Community Update – Progress in each language (Nov. 2015)

December results will come in early January.

And where did Tomoaki get these numbers? From tags!

  

In this article...

Wiki: Non-English Language Title Guidelines

 

We establish that each language has its own tag.

Here is a snapshot in time of those tags (go to the Wiki article linked above for the latest version):

Language Code
English en-US
Arabic ar-SAar-EG
Chinese - Simplified zh-CN
Chinese - Traditional zh-TW
Czech cs-CZ
Danish da-DK
Dutch nl-NL
Finnish fi-FI
French fr-FR
German de-DE
Greek el-GR
Hebrew he-IL
Hungarian hu-HU
Italian it-IT
Japanese ja-JP
Korean ko-KR
Norwegian (Bokmål) nb-NO
Polish pl-PL
Portuguese (Brazil) pt-BR
Portuguese (Portugal) pt-PT
Russian ru-RU
Spanish es-ES
Swedish sv-SE
Turkish tr-TR


Other languages

Language Code
Afrikaans af-ZA
Albanian sq-AL
Amharic am-ET
Armenian hy-AM
Assamese as-IN
Azeri (Latin) az-Latn-AZ
Basque eu-ES
Belarusian be-BY
Bengali (Bangladesh) bn-BD
Bengali (India) bn-IN
Bosnian (Cyrillic) bs-Cyrl-BA
Bosnian (Latin) bs-Latn-BA
Bulgarian bg-BG
Catalan ca-ES
Croatian hr-HR
Estonian et-EE
Filipino fil-PH
French (Canada) fr-CA
Galician gl-ES
Georgian ka-GE
Gujarati gu-IN
Hausa ha-Latn-NG
Hindi hi-IN
Icelandic is-IS
Igbo ig-NG
Indonesian id-ID
Inuktitut iu-Latn-CA
Irish ga-IE
isiXhosa xh-ZA
isiZulu zu-ZA
Kannada kn-IN
Kazakh kk-KZ
Khmer km-KH
Kinyarwanda rw-RW
Kiswahili sw-KE
Konkani kok-IN
Kyrgyz ky-KG
Lao lo-LA
Latvian lv-LV
Lithuanian lt-LT
Luxembourgish lb-LU
Macedonia (FYROM) mk-MK
Malay (Brunei Darussalam) ms-BN
Malay (Malaysia) ms-MY
Malayalam ml-IN
Maltese mt-MT
Maori mi-NZ
Marathi mr-IN
Nepali ne-NP
Norwegian (Nynorsk) nn-NO
Oriya or-IN
Pashto ps-AF
Persian (Farsi) fa-IR
Punjabi pa-IN
Quechua quz-PE
Romanian ro-RO
Serbian (Cyrillic) sr-Cyrl-CS
Serbian (Latin) sr-Latn-CS
Sesotho sa Leboa nso-ZA
Setswana tn-ZA
Sinhala si-LK
Slovak sk-SK
Slovenian sl-SI
Tamil ta-IN
Tatar tt-RU
Telugu te-IN
Thai th-TH
Ukrainian uk-UA
Urdu ur-PK
Uzbek (Latin) uz-Latn-UZ
Vietnamese vi-VN
Welsh cy-GB
Wolof wo-SN
Yoruba yo-NG

  

As people contribute new languages, we link to that language's tag feed!

For example, ja-JP will take you every Japanese article on TechNet Wiki!

  

Finally, we also have the Translation Tags. Use these when tracking whether your article is a translation:

Wiki: Translation Tags

  

 Here are all the different translation tags (go to the Wiki article linked above for the latest version of this test::

Language Language Translation Tag 
Afrikaans    Translated into Afrikaans
Chinese    Translated into Chinese (zh-CN Wiki)
Dutch    Translated into Dutch 
English    Translated into English
Farsi (Persian)    Translated into Farsi 
French    Translated into French 
Georgian    Translated into Georgian
German    Translated into German 
Greek   Translated into Greek
Hungarian   Translated into Hungarian
Hindi   Translated into Hindi
Italian    Translated into Italian 
Japanese    Translated into Japanese
Norwegian    Translated into Norwegian 
Polish    Translated into Polish
Portuguese    Translated into Portuguese (pt-BR Wiki)
    Translated into Portuguese (main Wiki)  
  Translated from Portuguese
Romanian   Translated into Romanian  
Russian    Translated into Russian (ru-RU Wiki)
    Translated into Russian (main Wiki)  
Serbian   Translated into Serbian (Latin)   
Spanish    Translated into Spanish
Turkish    Translated into Turkish
 Tamil   Translated into Tamil (IN)

    

So please add a language tag to all the articles, including the English articles (use en-US).

 

Have some great Holidays!

   - Ninja Ed. 

Comments (3)

  1. pituach says:

    (1) The use of the Language in tags and (2) the use of the same language Code in the title, IS VERY IMPORTANT especially for local languages. Otherwise the article recognize as English by the TecNet THIS POST IS VERY IMPORTANT!

  2. anonymouscommenter says:

    This blog post is Part 4 in this series:

    Wiki Life: Tags 1 - What are the common tags on TechNet

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