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[Bug 1532537] Re: Impossible to choose language on help.ubuntu.com


Nevertheless, this is not logical in any sense. Having to change your browser settings in order to view a website in a different language is not something that would come to my mind at all, and many visitors are likely to be less tech-savvy.
Seeing as how it is a serious detriment to the usability of the content to have it in a different language than English (the de facto lingua franca of the internet) and how there is no clear and unambiguous instruction for users as to how they should go about changing the language, I still think that it would be better to be able to manually select the language. This gives people the option to read it either in English (which is arguably more useful for technical documentation if you speak English properly, since you won't recognize a lot of jargon once it's translated), or in their native language if they're more comfortable with that.

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  Impossible to choose language on help.ubuntu.com

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Bug description:
  I am a Dutch user. However, for virtually any technical documentation,
  English is the lingua franca on the web. It is an incredible nuisance
  to look up technical details in Dutch. I appreciate the effort to make
  help.ubuntu.com accessible in all languages, however it is a TERRIBLE
  idea (and quite frankly, since the content is available in English,
  but I can't access it, I classify it as a bug) to prevent people from
  changing the language they read it in.

  Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  I expect to be able to read online help files in English.
  Instead, I am forced to read them in Dutch.

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