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  • Hi WordPress,
    you need to take down a notice on the wordpress.org home page which says in Russian that WordPress.org is available in my language: Russian. Well, the problem is that I’m a Latvian and I am in Latvia, and guess what: Russian is NOT MY LANGUAGE!!! It’s actually very INSULTING to read something like that. What an ignorance from you people!!! Take it down and stop insulting Latvians, OK?
    Here’s a screenshot and the notice in question is circled:

    http://i64.tinypic.com/9uyyxe.jpg

    • This topic was modified 2 weeks, 1 day ago by  deimianee.

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  • Yui

    (@fierevere)

    ru.wordpress.org team, ru_RU support & translation

    calm down and check your browser accepted languages settings

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Yes, that. By and large, that particular notice is produced by what your browser tells the website. Nothing to do with your location, it’s really all about your browser’s settings.

    When you set your browser to say that other languages are acceptable, then your browser tells every website you visit what languages it can receive appropriately. So, your browser is likely set to accept that language.

    The website is only giving you that information because your browser said you know it.

    Please don’t patronise me, Yui! I don’t need to calm down, you guys need to check YOUR settings because my browser’s settings don’t include Russian, OK? There’s only English

    Besides, why would you offer me Russian anyway even if my browser accepted any language? It could have been any random language, let’s say Tagalog or Korean, no? Why Russian? Because you guys seem to be ignorant of what’s acceptable in different countries, and NO, Latvia is NOT Russia.
    Please correct this error, it’s your error

    Moderator Sergey Biryukov

    (@sergeybiryukov)

    WordPress Dev

    why would you offer me Russian anyway even if my browser accepted any language?

    The browser uses the Accept-Language HTTP header to list preferred languages.

    If you check your HTTP request headers, what is the Accept-Language value?

    Moderator Sergey Biryukov

    (@sergeybiryukov)

    WordPress Dev

    Just remembered the locale banners on WordPress.org currently use two different methods of retrieving the locale.

    The older one (on w.org home page) does indeed have geolocation, which might not always be accurate. The newer one (in Plugin Directory) relies on the Accept-Language header only.

    Eventually the locale banner should be made universal across w.org.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    Yeah. I actually checked that before replying. It’s the browser settings, not the GeoIP database.

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