I have both German and English as my languages and as the languages my server supports.

Choosing a language on every post is kinda tedious, I forget to do it most of the time. Sometimes this leads to the post not being able to send, but on some subs it does send, but with the wrong language setting.

I mostly post in English, but unfortunately German is the default chosen setting, I think because it is in the top of the list.

I don’t even think that a language setting necessarily is a bad idea, but the way it works it differs massively from reddit, right?

Also when I sent a post, I can’t see which language I did choose, so I have to click edit to see if I set it correctly. It’s not a good user experience to choose this setting but then not having indicated what influence it has and which setting I used to post.

Anyways, lemmy is great nonetheless.

  • @wiki_me@lemmy.ml
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    41 year ago

    I don’t see a post asking for automatic detection of language, maybe you can submit a issue on github for that?

  • @ray@lemmy.ml
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    41 year ago

    I didn’t even know there was an option to set language in the settings. Might be nice to add a tooltip for that when someone doesn’t have a language set.

  • AdaA
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    31 year ago

    This is more a workaround than an answer, but if you make sure your language settings are set to English, German and Undetermined, then it will default to undetermined for your posts, and that will always work!

  • @nutomic@lemmy.mlM
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    21 year ago

    The language should be chosen automatically if possible: For posts: - If the community only allows one language, it should select that - If the user only has one language, it should be selected by default - Otherwise, if the overlap of user languages and community languages contains one item, that should be selected by default

    • For comments it should automatically select the language of the parent post/comment

    So communities should definitely set their allowed languages to help automate this. Instances as well, as this will also limit community languages to be a subset of instance languages.

    Its possible that there are still some bugs. I also think that for the default language selection when posting, “undetermined” should not be considered

    cc @dessalines@lemmy.ml