[Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a Bad Idea, part 2
jrgoma at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 08:37:07 UTC 2010
Hiding interlanguage links will worse the effect of Google search on some
small language projects.
See this previous thread:
Present situation isn’t much better because intrelanguage links are at the
end of a long list of things on the left side of the screen. It is not clear
what they do, users only see a list of language names.
>From my point of view the “ideal” situation would be:
1) Hide the interlanguage links.
2) Guess if the user is multilingual and then highlight links to their
languages. Saying clearly: You also can read this article in xxx and yyy
There are several ways to guest the user languages: 1) Using IP address 2)
History about previously visited language projects from same user or same IP
3) Allowing several languages in user preferences 4) Using
But if we can’t go to the “ideal “situation I think that for small language
projects it is better left things as they are than hiding interlanguage
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