A community request: it would be nice if a user could set a language (e.g. his/her native) for all his UI (on all wikis). Just an additional opt-in: "set this language on all wikis".
|Resolved||Niharika||T139145 global disabling of compact language list|
|Resolved||None||T16950 [Epic] Support global preferences on Wikimedia wikis|
|Duplicate||None||T120385 Support global language settings (global preferences)|
- Mentioned In
- T136677: Deployment of Compact Language Links
T16950: [Epic] Support global preferences on Wikimedia wikis
T133021: Enable Compact Language links preference when navigating cross-wiki using the feature
- Mentioned Here
- T16950: [Epic] Support global preferences on Wikimedia wikis
T135374: make previous languages in ULS global
Adding ULS and Compact links tags. It won't necessarily be fixed by them, but it's very relevant to them, and was requested numerous times in their context.
Another similar issue: T135374.
Also, this must be global to all devices—desktop, mobile web, mobile apps.
Currently, language preferences are often stored not necessarily as preferences, but also in a variety of other ways, for example cookies, localStorage and Babel boxes. Yes, it's a mess :(
Discussing the UI feels a bit premature to me when there is no clarity when and how the support can be implement in the backend.
I also wonder about the requirement about mobile apps: do they currently use the language setting of the wiki or separate language setting? Is that even in scope for this bug?