Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#1438 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Wrong language detected/offered on forums and download

Reported by: imazed's profile iMazed Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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When looking at either the support forum or the download WordPress page from a Dutch computer, I am offered to switch to the German forums and download the German version. Seeing as we speak Dutch in The Netherlands, this is not very productive. Screenshots attached.

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Change History (9)

#1 follow-up: @ocean90
9 years ago

Can you please go to and post the value of "Accept-Language" here?

#2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @iMazed
9 years ago

Replying to ocean90:

Can you please go to and post the value of "Accept-Language" here?

Sure thing!


#3 @Otto42
9 years ago


This string basically says your browser is set to accept languages in the "nl" domain (Netherlands), or in "de" (German).

If you're using Chrome, check what you have in chrome://settings/languages.

Edit: I have been told that Chrome may have a tendency to set these languages for you based on what you've been reading lately, so you may not even know that these are set that way.

Last edited 9 years ago by Otto42 (previous) (diff)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta by sam. View the logs.

8 years ago

#5 @ocean90
8 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Based on that string lang-guess is working correctly here, but it's true that the script has some issues. We'll use #810 as a tracking ticket and try to enhance it this year.

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

Previously: #108

#7 @ocean90
8 years ago

  • Resolution changed from worksforme to fixed

There was an issues with one of the queries which had ignored Dutch and some other locales. This was fixed in [dotorg11558].

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