The Cunctator wrote:
There are many reasons that www.google.com
etc. (which all have multilanguage settings) have English as the default,
and it's not just that the servers are US-based).
I suppose the main reason is that more people on the Internet can read
English than any other language.
A big question that we are in the process of resolving
now is whether we
want to think of Wikipedia as a single project that has multiple
translations, or as a bunch of largely independent projects specific to
particular nations and language sets. I think the first conception is
healthier and more productive over the long term. We really should think
about this issue before we take broad actions that touch upon it.
I agree very much with the first conception, although I wouldn't
necessarily use the word 'translations'.