Tue 9 Sep 2014 11:09AM

Default Languages

MI mix irving Public Seen by 69

At the moment, if there is a phrase missing in a language, Loomio 'falls-back' to English.
We've just recently developed function to set other preferred fall-backs.

e.g. We could set up a fallback chain like this :

 Català  --> Español --> English

if a phrase is missing from Català , Loomio will use the Español phrase, and if that is missing then it will use the English phrase

What we want to know is :

If your language were to have a fall-back language, what would you like it to be?


Joop Kiefte (LaPingvino)
Thu 11 Sep 2014 1:44PM

Esperanto -> English for now, user setting when/if ever possible


nando @colgado
Thu 11 Sep 2014 10:45PM

Spanish: English


Ammar Halabi
Fri 12 Sep 2014 12:35PM

Arabic -> English


Jesús Magarri
Sat 13 Sep 2014 1:55PM

For Basque, Spanish (or French) would be much better than English. More than 87% of active Basque speakers are bilingual in Spanish, whereas the knowledge of English is much, much smaller. The remaining ones are bilingual or fluent French speakers


Ania Bućkowska
Sun 14 Sep 2014 6:11AM

This solution would be a bit risky for Polish. There is no enough working knowledge of one specific language to make a choice.


Ammar Halabi Thu 11 Sep 2014 11:01AM

For Arabic as well, there is no need for another fallback language other than English.


Ania Bućkowska Sun 14 Sep 2014 6:06AM

There is no such language for Polish. The closest (the most common) would still be English, although the working knowledge of English in Poland may vary amongst the users.


Quentin Grimaud Fri 19 Sep 2014 8:17PM

language: French ; fallback: English