Language fallback

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Language fallback

Is there some closely related language which we can fallback to? A language fallback means that translations in the other language are used when no translation in sh is available, before recurring to English (which is usually the least known language for local speakers). Some study found that sh is 94 % intelligible for sl speakers, for instance, and sl has many more translations.

    Nemo (talk)08:25, 28 December 2016

    Some information on identical messages in close locales:

    Language Total messages Of which identical to sh
    bs 13508 2695
    hr 10475 1212
    sh 5467
    sl 14062 343
    sr-el 13729 1368
      Nemo (talk)16:25, 15 January 2017

      Slovene would be a bad choice. In my opinion, it'd be best to fallback to Bosnian, Serbian (Latin) and ultimately Croatian before recurring to English, and the data seems to back me up. :-)

        Srdjan m (talk)16:28, 15 January 2017

        I thought hr before sr: messages are identical in 11.5 % and 10 % of cases respectively. I guess either may make sense.

          Nemo (talk)16:35, 15 January 2017

          Proposed at gerrit:332178

            Nemo (talk)23:19, 15 January 2017