[Foundation-l] hiding interlanguage links by default is a Bad Idea, part 2

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Fri Jun 4 11:10:07 UTC 2010

It works indeed best for logged in users. However the statistics show that
the main public for particular languages is not where you expect them to be.

It is good to be generous in the number of languages that we show in my

On 4 June 2010 11:18, Andre Engels <andreengels at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 10:42 AM, Gerard Meijssen
> <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hoi,
> > When you look where what languages have their biggest audience, you will
> be
> > surprised. The notion of most likely languages is either based on such
> > statistics or it is only guess work. The best performance is when people
> can
> > choose the languages involved.
> However, 'letting people choose' is only workable for regular,
> logged-in users. If we're talking about anonymous users, guessing is
> more or less our only option. It's not an easy task, but luckily we
> can choose to have 3 or 4 languages rather than just one, so there is
> some margin of error. Still - geolocation usually doesn't go beyond
> country level, and for some countries we already have quite a number
> of languages. Usually one or a few languages will be enough to give
> everyone something they can speak well, but if we show only those,
> regional languages would not be shown to anyone at all, and thus miss
> out on a good advertising location.
> --
> André Engels, andreengels at gmail.com
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