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Opened 12 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#38869 new enhancement

Change "Site Default" in User Profile Options for Language to "Site Setting"

Reported by: transl8or Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.7
Component: I18N Keywords: ui-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


In https://core.trac.wordpress.org/browser/trunk/src/wp-includes/l10n.php?marks=1148#L1148 is the original text-string "Site Default" the very first choice in the dropdown menu for the custom user profile language choice.

Wouldn't it be better to change that to "Site Setting"?

Because it does mean that a user profile might have the same language as it is set under Settings > General in the admin. It is not necessarly a default language, that is choosen in the general site settings for the Website frontend appearance, which might justify the string "Site Default" there.

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Change History (8)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
12 months ago

  • Component changed from Users to I18N

Related: #38871

#2 @swissspidy
12 months ago

Thanks for creating this ticket, it's always great to get feedback from polyglots on such things!

I'm not sure about "Site setting" as "setting" is rarely used as a noun in translatable strings. What about using "Site Language"? Like the label on the settings screen, but probably still with a context. Although now that I think of it, "default site language" doesn't sound like a great context.

#3 @Presskopp
12 months ago

The help context contains: You can set the language ...

Maybe after making a decision here we should also adjust this to the chosen string, like
"You can set the default language ..."

Also the attribute "global" comes up my mind, fwiw.

#4 @transl8or
12 months ago

  • Keywords ui-feedback added

@swissspidy @presskopp Maybe the user scenario I created does help to find a decision...

On whatever we decide to change that, I'd like to have it clear in the UI that this "Text-String" in the Profile Settings is connected to the General Settings Screen.



Last edited 12 months ago by transl8or (previous) (diff)

12 months ago

#5 @Presskopp
12 months ago

I made a raw mockup of my actual thoughts. Would be nice if language setting had an anchor, and also if "Site Language" setting would move above "Timezone" #38562

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by karmatosed. View the logs.

7 months ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-i18n by presskopp. View the logs.

6 months ago

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