I am a Dutch speaker, and I use both the Dutch and English wikipedia. Many times I look at a topic in both languages, by clicking on the Dutch/English link in the language list on the left side. For a popular article, however, this list is quite long, and it takes some time to look up the language in the list.
Therefore, it would be nice if I could set in the user preference pane some preferred languages (e.g. English, Dutch, French).
This list can then be used in various ways to improve the navigation experience of multilingual users:
- colourize the preferred languages in the language list (so that I can find them very quickly)
- or, always put (or repeat) these languages on top of the list
- provide a link to the language main pages in the header bar
BTW: this bug report is similar to bug 11267 ('User should be able to set fallback language(s) in preferences') but not quite the same, so I decided to file a new bug report.