Hello all,

we’ll be deploying a minor change to the Wikidata interface soon. If your interface is set up in a language other than English, when you view an entity page, you can see entity labels in other languages than the one you selected, according to language fallbacks (e. g. Austrian German users might see German labels if there is no Austrian German label, or even English labels if there is no German label either for an entity). The language of the label being displayed is shown in a small indicator, e. g. Douglas Adams English. From August 29th forward, that indicator will be hidden by default if the user language and the language of the label are variants of the same language, e. g. if the user interface is in Austrian German and the label is in German.

If you don’t like this change, you can override it by adding a small piece of code to your your common.css. If you encounter any problem with this change, feel free to leave a comment under this Phabricator ticket.

Best regards,
Lucas Werkmeister
Lucas Werkmeister
Software Developer (Intern)

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