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  • Ticket #28577, comment 16

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    55Are there other screens I can work on, or error states? Let me know. 
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    7 Replying to [comment:10 johnbillion]: 
    8 > Here's a dump of screenshots of the language switcher from various installation screens: 
    9 >  
    10 > === Drupal 7.28 === 
    11 >  
    12 > [[Image(https://i.imgur.com/BitNLNV.png)]] 
    13 >  
    14 > === Joomla 3.3 === 
    15 >  
    16 > [[Image(https://i.imgur.com/a0lNroZ.png)]] 
    17 >  
    18 > === RedHat Enterprise 5 === 
    19 >  
    20 > [[Image(https://i.imgur.com/Wor8hOX.png)]] 
    21 >  
    22 > === Ubuntu Desktop === 
    23 >  
    24 > [[Image(https://i.imgur.com/R2lQF3o.png)]] 
    25 >  
    26 > === Windows 7 === 
    27 >  
    28 > [[Image(https://i.imgur.com/Ri3lfUh.jpg)]] 
    29 >  
    30 > === Windows 8 === 
    31 >  
    32 > [[Image(https://i.imgur.com/qcqcEnD.png)]] 
    33 >  
    34 > === Windows Essentials === 
    35 >  
    36 > [[Image(https://i.imgur.com/mzbciz1.jpg)]] 
    37 >  
    38 > == Some Observations == 
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    40 > OS X and Windows 7 use a sentence for each language ("Use %s as the main language" and "My language is %s" respectively). All other language selectors I've seen just use the language name on its own. Sometimes this is just the native name, sometimes it's the English name alongside the native name. 
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    42 > A drop down list is not obviously a language selector if you can't read English. A list that's at least partially visible is much more clearly a language switcher. 
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    44 > The Joomla! install process has added complexity because it needs to force a reload of the page if you change language. 
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    46 > The Windows Essentials language switcher splits the list into installed and available languages. Although we should avoid this in WordPress, we could list the currently installed languages (if any) at the top of the list. 
    47 >  
    48 > Below is a screenshot of the language switcher on Google. It demonstrates how long the list of languages could potentially get. The less common languages are hidden by default behind a 'show more' link. 
    49 >  
    50 > [[Image(https://i.imgur.com/1d5ozhb.png)]]