Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#2838 new defect

Need link to override website language

Reported by: BiIbo Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

There is need for some link to override the language in which the main site is displayed.

Recently I visited osm.org from public computer in france - I don't know whether the language is taken from GeoIP or Accept-language, but I coundn't change either of these (no chance to change IP and the browser settings were in french, thus unreadable) and I got stuck with website in french (and I don't understand french).

I think that there should be some link "OSM in English" between the Search box and "make donation" box in case website decides to show up in some non-english language.

There is some option to change website language once logged-in, but I don't think it is a good idea to login on public computer likely to be infected with keyloggers, spyware and such things...

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by TomH

  • Priority changed from major to minor

This has been discussed at some length before (see ticket #1941) and it's definitely something we want to do, it's just a question of finding somewhere to put it.

I don't think hiding it in the middle of the sidebar is a good idea - it needs to be more prominent than that.

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by TomH

  • Owner changed from tom@… to rails-dev@…
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