On my WordPress-installs I’m using a helper plugin that changes used language of backend on the fly. Backend is normally in finnish for me and if/when I need anykind support I save few clicks when trying to get english speaking screenshots. Well, for me that is then main reason, but officially it offers possibility to change fast language of backend when keeping frontend something else.
That would be nice extra touch in Discourse too.
WordPress is quite different world than Discourse and I’m not talking only about technical side — there those two are totally different. But in WordPress every creating jobs happends on backend side so keeping it in native language is the most intuitive way when frontend should follow other rules. But Discourse uses backend only for administration, as we all know. And here the fun parts starts.
In perfect world we non-english speakers could keep frontend following default and user’s settings, but backend would follow other settings — then I/you/them/everybody (hmm, for some reason I would like to see Blues Brothers again…) could use easier language when creation and everyday jobs happends, and english there where every english speakings docs, how-to’s etc. applies.
But because we don’t live in perfect world the really fast one-click language changer for all Discourse would make life a bit easier. Well, we can change theme and light/dark already that way
Is this a big question? No. Can we not-native-english speakers live without such option? Sure. Could it clean up a bit screenshots here in the way everyone understand without explanations? Defenetly.
I don’t know if such helper is worth of job. Famous someone else have to do it, and even more glorius rich guy has to pay it, because I don’t have budget.
It serves only non-english world (that is much bigger than english speaking…) and could help struggling agains low-quality google/bing translations that are somekind issue here every now and then.
Is it even remotely possible because of technical solutions of Discourse… I don’t know, but you guys know. Should be a part of the core, plugin or component? I don’t know, but you guys know.
Is such functionality requested before? I don’t think so, but I was a lazy person and didn’t search. I reckon everyone is so used to use longer route via personal settings and reloading after the language change they don’t even think another solution