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Questions tagged [languages]

For questions dealing with content in foreign languages.

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Stack Exchange site for Arabic language questions? [duplicate]

I am searching for a Stack Exchange site where I can put my question related to the Arabic language. I tried putting my question on Linguistics Stack Exchange, and it got comments that my question ...
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Profanity on the main page

On linguistic sites, for example on Русский язык, it is rather appropriate to discuss obscene vocabulary. We on rus.SE use a special tag to indicate this kind of stuff (in order to allow some people ...
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Japanese SO question appears in HNQ [duplicate]

Well, it looks like it's that time of the year again! This post appears in HNQ. It probably shouldn't, for reasons discussed previously. Related: HNQ has been hacked by the Russians, Should "...
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How should we deal with flags for chat messages for rooms that are in a different language? [duplicate]

I've posted an answer touching on this before at Let me opt out of viewing chat flags: Here's the problem: I am mostly in The Bridge, the gaming chat. I see chat flags from the Russian, Chinese, ...
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Should “is this offensive?” chat flags about non-English messages be sent to language-speakers somehow?

I don't speak Russian, and probably many users don't. Should there be some way to send flagged messages in chat that need to be reviewed and aren't in English preferentially to users who are more ...
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Answering questions that are asked in a language I don't know

I have a filter feed set up that automatically shows me all the questions tagged with [clojure] across the entire network. Occasionally (as is the case now), a Clojure question will appear that was ...
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Flagging a question in a different language

I spend a lot of time in the Triage. More and more I am seeing questions that are in a different language, I have been flagging these questions as "off topic/unclear what you are asking" and leaving a ...
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Editing a post by translating it

Suppose that there is this question in English posted in the Spanish Stack Overflow. Or a question in Spanish posted in the English Stack Overflow. Is it allowed to edit this question by translating ...
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Review audit questions in a foreign language need a translated version so we can easily see if they are SPAM, migratable, or should simply be deleted

During review audits sometimes questions are written in a foreign language and determining what would be the fairest outcome for the person requires the auditor to either be fluent in a foreign ...
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2 language site ability

I am a native English speaker, but have learned Russian (and Spanish) well enough to converse in-person, read, do basic writing, and read Stack Overflow na russkom. When I am logged into my account in ...
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Android app bug: A Spanish question shows up on my feed

I don't speak Spanish, therefore I shouldn't see non-English questions unless I explicitly chose to. A question from es.SO shows up on my feed, the third one in the image below. There should be a ...
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Language support about comments

This happens mostly on SO. From time to time, there are random (new) users posting random stuff that's not English. Those posts are often good candidates of the NAA flag. In case one of such post is ...
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Let's make the automatic removal of salutations language specific!

Saludos. ^^^ as you see, I just said hello in Spanish and nothing happened, despite "Saludos" means "greetings" in Spanish. In Spanish Stack Exchange we noticed that a post cannot start with ...
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Could we get help with special character input for the foreign language sites?

I participate heavily in French Language & Usage, and have used many other foreign language sites on SE, and I personally don't like using the International Keyboard option Windows has because it'...
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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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Is there any python dedicated group under Stack Exchange? [duplicate]

I am seeking a python dedicated site under Stack Exchange so that I can have discussion with experts in this area. Is there such a site?
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Leading “For” in site descriptions reads badly in non-English languages [duplicate]

So far the description for all sites is in the same format For [some people] However the leading word "For" is always in English, so it reads, um... a bit strange when followed by words in other ...
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Why are there two Russian Language communities?

While putting together a list of non-english Stack Exchange communities, I noticed an odd inconsistency in the URL styles. Spanish: spanish.stackexchange.com Portuguese: portuguese.stackexchange.com ...
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Question in English but code in a foreign language. Is this according to policy? [duplicate]

Recently, I came across this, which is a English question but the code is obviously not. I've searched around and found the official policy on foreign languages and wondered if this applies? To be ...
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How would it be if a SE site is created on Bangla (=Bengali) language? [duplicate]

Bangla (Eng. Bengali) is a language common in Bangladesh and part of India (West Bengal) with a rich history of literature and cultural heritage. How would it be; if on AREA-51 site is opened for ...
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Appropriate response to incorrect polyglot rejects of English edits

It's quite rare to find people who are so good at a written foreign language that they'd make a good copy editor of that language. Suppose you noticed a minor bit of clarity and context editing, (of ...
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Add a language filter to stackexchange.com tag filters

The filtered questions page on stackexchange.com is pretty useful for following topics across different sites. But since the introduction of SE sites in different languages, certain kinds of filters ...
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In what situation can I post a similar question without it being closed as a duplicate? [duplicate]

I came across two different situations which seem to require a reasonable duplication of a question: Is it allowed to post the same question related to the same issue, but in two different languages? ...
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How I can add my PHP code in to code snippet?

When I asked a question on Stack Overflow the other users replied me to add a live demo. But my code contains a PHP part also, and I can't see a method to add codes other than HTML, CSS and JavaScript ...
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How do I propose a new site in a local language?

I know how to propose a new SE site on Area 51, but is there any way I can propose a new site in my local language?
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Share account reputation across different languages of the same community

I'm fluent in English and Japanese. I recently discovered that StackOverflow is also available in Japanese, and joined the community. However, the reputation appears to be completely separate from the ...
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Are there Stack Exchanges in different languages? [duplicate]

I was wondering if there was, say, a "Spanish Stack Overflow." This would be the same as the Stack Overflow site, but people would ask and answer in Spanish. This way, the asker doesn't need a ...
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Is cross-posting allowed on multiple sites if they use a different language? [duplicate]

I understand that simultaneously cross-posting on multiple SE sites is considered inappropriate. What about simultaneously cross-posting to two SE sites in a different language? e.g., a user posts ...
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Offline version of Stack Exchange for specific interest, for example, Python programming

I have no intent to post a duplicated thread here. I'm interested in an offline version of Stack Overflow where I can study on the run as my job is an interstate courier that does not always have ...
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On which Stack Exchange community can I ask a question about Old Norse translation?

I have an Old Norse phrase which I believe is not grammatically correct. Therefore I seek help of people who are familiar with the language at least (Which I am not) to find out if it is really ...
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Learning new languages - language translation for foreign SE sites

The idea: I've recently come to realize that foreign SEs give excellent opportunities to learn new languages. For example, I am interested in learning Russian and I love programming so what better ...
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Will there be a German Stack Exchange website? [closed]

I've found the web page es.stackoverflow.com. I'm wondering, will there come a German version of Stack Exchange too? I'm curious, may I open a German speaking subgroup on Stack Exchange (after ...
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What is this question about (english language forum) [closed]

I would like to ask the meta forum about the logic in this question: I once read about a nice word that describes the specific noise made by a helicopter in flight. It wasn't a generic ...
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Language to use in language-related sites

In which language should askers and answerers write in sites like German Language, French Language, Spanish Language or Italian Language? In English: those sites are meant for people of all ...
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Why are some question-askers active on both English and Russian Stack Overflows?

I can understand answerers being active on more than one language edition of Stack Overflow - more questions to answer. But why would people who mainly ask questions do so on different sites? I can ...
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Is there a secret fake Mongolian Stack Overflow?

From a tweet: @[redacted] @[also redacted] Mongolian is the "fake" language we use when localizing #stackoverflow #trivia Is there an actual fake Mongolian Stack Overflow where you play around ...
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Google Translate, languages, and numbers oh my!

I don't expect Stack Exchange to strong arm Google into changing Google Translate, but I did want to bring this to your attention, and suggest that a short investigation might be worthwhile to find ...
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Choose Winter Bash language

For some reason the Winter Bash page is in Spanish. It might be because in my Accept-Language HTTP header Spanish has more priority than English. But the Spanish page is so confusing for me, because ...
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Please do not include questions not in English in “Hot Network Questions” [duplicate]

Today, I got some Spanish "Hot Network Questions", having read this question it looks like a filter was supposed to be in place. I'm sure it's interesting but to my shame I do not know Spanish. That ...
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Can we post questions/answers in a native language on a Stack Exchange site? [duplicate]

I wanted to start a new Stack Exchange site for questions and answers related to only one country (India in my case) thereby creating a knowledge bank and inquiry site for India. Some of the Indian ...
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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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Proper way to deal with translation of content between SE communities

In rare occasions I enter the Portuguese Stack Overflow to try and see if there's some interesting question I would like to answer and my problem is that pretty much any interesting question in that ...
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Our words are too complicated. Let's make them simpler!

TL;DR: Our wording is complex, and hard for people from other languages to read. Let's make it simpler. Seriously, though, at least read my example at the bottom. For a long time, I've noticed a ...
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Why not require a bit of reputation to post Chinese characters?

There has been a lot of spamming with Chinese characters on some sites. However, some sites need to have Chinese characters enabled. We also have people asking to enable Chinese characters on a ...
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The lack of foreign languages section on Stack Overflow Careers [duplicate]

I paid attention that on Stack Overflow Careers there is no a section describing the knowledge of the foreign languages by the person. Please, consider adding this block to the user profile. This ...
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An alternative to creating language-specific sites

The post in nutshell:    Needs of intermediate-English users are currently ignored.    The proposed solution should encourage their integration to English sites,     instead of creating more weak ...
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Multilanguage profiles in StackExchange Careers [duplicate]

I'm currently updating my StackExchange Careers profile with some updated information. But in fact, I have the option to change the language in the bottom part of the page, but it will just change the ...
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“More StackExchange communities” list, “Русский язык”

If you click the Stack Exchange site drop-down menu: and look closely at the menu item for "Русский язык", you'll see the following: . At the moment it is read as "For лингвистов, ...
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Change text in the menu “meta” sites in another language

Am community user StackOverflow em Português. The meta word is used as an adjective and for this reason the communities http://pt.stackoverflow.com, http://ja.stackoverflow.com and http://ru....
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Show non-English chat flags to users of non-English sites only

We now have various sites in other languages. That's great, and I am quite pleased to see this diversification. However, that raises some problems with chat flags. Since the chat network is site-wide, ...