Localized languages RRS feed

  • Question

  • I know this is hard to understand for persons living in countries where they think English and Chinese are the only languages beside some strange ones as Spanish, Portuguese and French.

    However, maybe the reply that the language choose is done by the text of the message tells probably why there are so many questions going to the English forums currently which should be addressed to other ones. Many persons use English code (while for instance VB and SQL code is based on that) so the words in the code are found and the Microsoft programmer tells therefore it should be directed to English Forums.


    Friday, July 5, 2013 8:34 AM


  • The person who submits the first post in a thread selects the category and forum where the thread will be created.  Each forum is associated with exactly 1 language.  So if the user chooses an en-us forum, he or she should post the question in English.  If they choose a Turkish forum, the post should be in Turkish.  And so forth...

    There is no language detection logic in the Forums "Ask a Question" page - we rely on the user to choose the target forum, and that determines the target language.

    Friday, July 19, 2013 6:23 AM