Main pages don't have page headings, so where should language links appear on Main pages? Many Main pages already have language links panels on them, which perhaps can point us in the right direction. The purpose of this task is to discuss what solutions we might be able to provide (or at least guide) for the Wikipedias who want language links on the main page and don't already have a language links panel.
- Button should be left aligned on LTR and right aligned on RTL at the bottom of the page
- On all other pages the position should stay the same.
Two specific notes about some of the existing language link panels:
Putting relevant languages first
While most main page language modules order the links by the # of articles in that respective language, some modules put relevant languages first (or otherwise highlight relevant languages) which seems like a good practice:
Using the language icon within the module
At least one language links panel uses the language icon that is used elsewhere in the website, this seems like a helpful practice to further build the connection between the icon and the concept of languages.
Examples of how language panels might look on English Wikipedia's homepage:
Other examples of main pages with language panels
(this list is nowhere near complete)