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Questions tagged [internationalization]

Making the site usable for people from all parts of the world.

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Site name gets cropped while looking at user profiles on international Stack Overflow sites

I can't see the complete 'en español' underneath the Spanish Stack Overflow logo on user profile pages. Nothing changes when I scroll, but when I go to the home page, the logo gets shifted up a bit ...
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Links in the footer in international sites should allow to point to translated pages

We have found a "problem" in Stack Overflow en español. (I also think it would be the same in all international sites) In the footer of the site we can find this text: diseño del sitio / logo © ...
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Are [*-stackoverflow] legitimate tags or not?

We have (had?) russian-stackoverflow portuguese-stackoverflow spanish-stackoverflow (I created it the last week) japanese-stackoverflow (I created it today) Are these tags legitimate on MSE? I ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work with a Russian keyboard layout

For example, with a Russian layout we can open only the Help window with Shift + ?. Even for this we have to use a different button on the keyboard (the ? on 7 button). But the rest of the shortcuts ...
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New Resources for Our Stack Exchange Network - Part 2

A strong, and often unseen part of our Stack Exchange Network is our International Stack Overflow sites. Three of the four sites can be found in the Top 10 list for Questions per Day. The rate at ...
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Why is there no French Stack Overflow?

There is English Stack Overflow. There is Spanish Stack Overflow. There is Portuguese Stack Overflow. There is Japanese Stack Overflow. There is Russian Stack Overflow. But no.. French SO? Why?
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Why do I see a Spanish featured blog post?

Why do I see a Spanish blog post in the Community Bulletin module across the Stack Exchange network? While I appreciate the multilingual approach to Stack Overflow, my Spanish is only good enough to ...
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Is it allowed to customize the required tag-wiki-excerpts and tag-wiki?

I recently asked a question regarding required-tags because the tag-wiki-excerpt and tag-wiki were not clear enough for me before posting the question. Now I think that I understand the purpose of ...
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Encoding issue for message feed title

Message feeds block has encoding issue with non-Latin title: Text inside the circle should be rendered as Последние вопросы - Stack Overflow на русском Meta, as you could see after clicking on ...
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Non English Stack Overflow-like sites

What sites are there, similar to Stack Overflow, but in different languages? By this I mean: Public programming Q&A sites and communities Not in the Stack Exchange network With original content (...
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Stack Overflow in ES, PT, RU, JP have mixed-language descriptions

The international Stack Overflow sites in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Japanese seem to have a bug in their quick site descriptions (under their titles), for they all start with the word For....
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Terms of Service - Internationalization

IMHO Nothing worth reading should be read translated, but Stack Exchange is being internationalized (this is not real news). Because I am unable to read and clearly understand the terms of service, I ...
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How do I respond to chatroom flags for a site in non English language?

I was faced today with a bunch of flags from Stack Overflow на русском. I don't speak or read Russian. So... am I supposed to dig up Google Translate to evaluate the flag? Or wait for some users who ...
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Make the language of notifications match the language of the site they correspond to

I participate in both the English Stack Overflow site and the Russian Stack Overflow site. When I look at my notifications, the language of the notification corresponds to the language of the site I ...
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Wrong description for abstract badge tag

The hint on badges page has "Bronze/Silver/Gold Badge" instead of some particular badge's name. bronze badge: Earn at least 100 total score for at least 20 non-community wiki answers in the Bronze ...
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On non-English sites, Flagging dialogs use a mix of English and the native language

Currently, there seem to be 4 Stack Exchange sites that are hosted completely in another language (Portuguese SO, Japanese SO, Russian SO, and Russian Language). However, the post-flagging dialogs ...
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iOS app won't let me post a question on a localized child meta

I tried to post a question on Meta Stack Overflow in Português, but the iOS app didn't let me submit it because it thought the question missed one of the required tags, as you can see here: My post ...
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Portuguese Stack Overflow help page had mixed English and Portuguese

I went to the Portuguese Stack Overflow help page, and saw this: There are various pieces of English that should be translated into Portuguese. I don't speak Portuguese, so I don't know what it ...
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I found a bug on a non-English site and I don't speak the language. Can I post it here?

While looking at a few of the new International sites, I got curious and started poking around. I found what appears to be a bug, and something that wasn't translated. I don't speak the language and ...
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Please display user's local time when I hover the mouse over their icon

I'm always curious what time it is for other people in the chat room. Yes, I suppose I could ask them ... but I wish that, when I hovered my mouse over their icon (or clicked on it) I'd see any of ...
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Bias against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation

On Skeptics Stack Exchange, I tried posting a link to http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-12/raw-milk-mountain-view-farm-asked-to-recall-products/5963614 in a comment And got an error message and ...
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Move “Select your language” to top of page on careers

The language selection on careers is not visible until you scroll to the bottom of the page. Our hiring group in Ensisheim, FR could not understand a listing until they realized if they scroll to the ...
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Japanese badge notification

Everywhere, except Meta, badge notification is in... Japanese Is it expected behaviour?
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Any plans for a Turkish version of Stack Overflow?

Do Stack Overflow managers have any thoughts on launching a Turkish version of the site?
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When will other sites follow Stack Overflow Portuguese

The first site using internationalization, Stack Overflow Portuguese, is now online for over 7 months. What are the plans for other sites like this waiting to be launched at Area51? Will this be ...
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Are there plans to expand Super User to include languages other than English?

I'd like to ask if there are any plans on expanding Super User to include more languages? Sometimes it is hard for someone like me who isn't a native English speaker to explain what is happening, and ...
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New question badges on Stack Overflow em Português are in English

"Curious", "Inquisitive", "Socratic" and its descriptions are in English on Stack Overflow em Português (I don't participate there myself, simply noticed). I think it should be fixed.
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Badge internationalization fail

On Music.SE, my profile has one badge and tooltip (except the text "silver badge") in what appears to be Portuguese, and the rest are English. Presumably this is unintentional?
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Allow chat bookmarks with non-ASCII titles

I tried to bookmark a conversation today so I could link to it in a comment. I had to give it a name, so I did, but the system rejected it with the bogus message "A conversation must have a title". ...
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Database inconsistencies after tag-merge operations involving non-ASCII characters

Originally non-ASCII tags weren't allowed, but French Language chose to use French-language tags despite the limitation. Most words are recognizable without diacritics anyway. Recently, non-ASCII ...
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Android app internationalization issue on tags with accentuation

When we access the app menu and press our avatar/username, we go to the sites list. Further down we can see what we've been up to. Questions are shown with tags in light gray. Those tags if ...
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Accept alternative notation for URLs in comments

On my keyboard layout, square brackets [] require very inconvenient key combinations, Alt Gr+5 and Alt Gr+6. @3ventic, in the comments, says that for his (Finnish?) layout, it's even a triple: ...
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Integrated virtual keyboards for posts and chat

Over on the Judaism site, HodofHod implemented an integrated virtual keyboard for typing Hebrew: The keyboard works on Biblical Hermeneutics and will work on Hebrew Language & Usage if and ...
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What do you think of this suggested edit? [closed]

Upon editing a question or answer on SO, you are advised on the right-side of the page that you should: fix grammatical or spelling errors clarify meaning without changing it correct minor mistakes ...
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When will there be a Chinese Stack Overflow?

I made a proposal which hit 100% commitment: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/36960/chinese-emigration- but Area 51 said: This launch is on hold while we add the international features ...
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Add non-Latin character set support for tags

The introduction of multiple language-specific sites to the SE network has brought to light the shortcoming of the current tag system: lack of support for non-English characters. Non-English ...
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Help translate the Stack Exchange UI (unofficial)

Earlier this year, I saw a post written by Pekka asking what the state of the nation was regarding localisation. Rob replied that localisation was creeping up Stack Exchange's list of priorities, ...
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Policy: Is it OK to have dedicated foreign-language chat rooms?

Meta-heads will have noticed a recent kurfuffle with a backdrop of people communicating in 'foreign languages' in chat. If we set aside the "it's rude to talk a language other people don't understand"...
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How we can establish useful, thriving communities in other languages?

Joel asked this question on this blog post. I've looked through the questions in this area here, and seen the official policy, but I don't see anything related to that blog post, so this is asking ...
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Localization: The state of the nation?

Out of mere idle curiosity, what is the state of internationalizing the Stack Exchange engine and community creation process? Specifically: A fully localizable UI A crowdsourcing interface to get ...
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Discussion using other languages besides English are allowed on Area51 Discussion zone?

There are many proposals targeted to audiences of people who don't speak English. They can't discuss using English but they are essential to proposal definition. Should we use a language specific tag ...
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Badge information text directions reversed after Hebrew RTL name in user signature

Is the order of rep and badges in the following image a feature or a bug? I think it follows the user's right to left preference, but still
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Make i18n channels on chat

Now I can only talk about languages, but I use many languages. I know English a little bit, but I'm not good at it. Please make language or country channels on chat (you can get the country from the ...
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Infinite redirect to certain questions

In exactly the same fashion as this bug: User profile redirects infinitely if you have no ascii characters in the name? The same applies for questions as well. Navigating to questions where the ...
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User profile redirects infinitely if you have no ascii characters in the name?

The page https://stackoverflow.com/users/122299/ result in Firefox saying that Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. ...
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How to right-to-left chat room?

We need right-to-left layout, at least for messages, in our chat room: http://chat.stackoverflow.com/rooms/418/persian. How to achieve that?
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Glossary / dictionary for SE sites

Unlike in programming where English is the undisputed Lingua Franca - the whole working vocabulary of the profession is English - many of the new Stack Exchange sites will be harder to use for non-...
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Alternative to backticks for keyboard without backticks?

I'm using an Italian keyboard so I do not have backticks. The problem for me is not when I'm writing a question, because I can use the UI of course, but when I'm writing a comment I have to use the ...
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Implement tag diacritics with automatic synonyms

This came about from a discussion on one of the betas - but it affects the main engine and my understanding is that such requests should be posted here. Initially it was simply about supporting ...
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Should niche sites be allowed to be multi-lingual?

I understand why Stack Overflow is English-only, and agree with this, but in the response from Jeff to an interesting suggestion from Oscar Reyes, he notes that "for Stack Exchange, this is a ...