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Bug 588 - Interface language: initialise to default content or installation language (= English) or set to "uninitialised"
Interface language: initialise to default content or installation language (=...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Installer (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on: 184
Blocks: 202
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Reported: 2004-09-27 21:59 UTC by T. Gries
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:33 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description T. Gries 2004-09-27 21:59:00 UTC
Testing the 1.4 CVS version (new installations and update installations) I found
that the Interface Language in User Preferences was set (defaulted) to Africaans.

In my humble opinion fresh MediaWiki installations should come with a
"(uninstalled yet - please choose)" default interface language, proposed: English 

OR, better:

the interface language should be set automatically to the installation (content)
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2004-12-11 21:20:39 UTC
The problem seems to have been with migration of preexisting accounts where
there was no 'language' option set in user_preferences; it loaded the wrong
language class as a result and didn't highlight the default language in prefs.

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