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Use nl translations when no af available

Currently, when an Afrikaans translation is not available, users are forced to see English strings. Can we find another language that they are likely to know better than English, to use its translations?

According to http://www.let.rug.nl/gooskens/pdf/publ_JMMD_2007.pdf, nl (Dutch) is largely intelligible for Afrikaans speakers, though sometimes at first surprising. Would that be a good option for a fallback? I'm not sure since of course English is very used by Afrikaans speakers as well, while Dutch may be perceived as more distant.

Nemo (talk)09:31, 28 December 2016

Personally, I would like to see Dutch implemented as fail-back (instead of English). However, I don't know if the majority of Afrikaans users would agree with me on this. We'll need to somehow put it to a vote before deciding on the way forward.

Frank (talk)18:53, 28 December 2016

Thanks. Can you involve more users in the discussion, maybe by writing in Afrikaans on Afrikaans wikis' village pumps and personal talk pages?

Nemo (talk)19:32, 28 December 2016
 

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