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Interface language: initialise to default content or installation language (= English) or set to "uninitialised"
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Description

Testing the 1.4 CVS version (new installations and update installations) I found
that the Interface Language in User Preferences was set (defaulted) to Africaans.

In my humble opinion fresh MediaWiki installations should come with a
"(uninstalled yet - please choose)" default interface language, proposed: English

OR, better:

the interface language should be set automatically to the installation (content)
language.


Version: 1.4.x
Severity: normal

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Reference
bz588

Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Unbreak Now!.Nov 21 2014, 6:57 PM
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The problem seems to have been with migration of preexisting accounts where
there was no 'language' option set in user_preferences; it loaded the wrong
language class as a result and didn't highlight the default language in prefs.