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


@Andreas: Thanks for testing! Sounds promising.

The search feature is using Google, so those search results depend on
what's indexed there. Currently it's basically URLs of this format:


but after 18.04 has been released, Google (as well as other search
engines) will probably start indexing URLs like:


In other words: If you are navigating the site in some other language
than English, you'll probably need to switch to your own language again
if you pick a page via the search feature.

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  Impossible to choose language on help.ubuntu.com

Status in Online publishing of the Ubuntu documentation:
  In Progress
Status in Ubuntu Server Guide:
  In Progress
Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Committed

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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