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Special:MyLanguage should follow the language definition of the page you are on, not the website one
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Description

Case
As a logged-out user:

  • access https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aide:Flow. The context page is in French.
  • click on the link: you access a page in French on Mediawiki.org (because you have forced the /fr page to be displayed)
  • click on a link in the page content

Expectation
The new page you access is in French.

Reality
The new page you access is in English because Mediawiki.org has English as the default language.

That problem breaks the workflow for users as this feedback reports (in French): people don't understand why pages are in English (and apparently don't see that they can switch the page language).

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It would be ideal if Special:MyLanguage for anonymous users would follow the browser settings of the user in my opinion. Not sure how easy that is, though.