[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #28577: Allow language to be chosen during initial install
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Tue Jul 22 02:03:25 UTC 2014
#28577: Allow language to be chosen during initial install
Reporter: nacin | Owner:
Type: task (blessed) | Status: new
Priority: normal | Milestone: 4.0
Component: I18N | Version:
Severity: normal | Resolution:
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Comment (by johnbillion):
I'm looking into the possibility of switching back to a `select` input
(with a `size` attribute) rather than our current list of radio buttons.
there to get it to look and behave like a native select input. In
addition, we're still seeing odd jumping behaviour in Chrome when
selecting a language after scrolling down the list, the list doesn't
scroll when using the arrow keys to navigate, and typing a letter on the
keyboard doesn't jump to a language beginning with that letter.
If we switch back to a `select` input, we avoid all these issues. As a
bonus, we get the native select UI on Android/iOS devices.
Replying to [comment:8 nacin]:
> Certain languages are best displayed in certain ways. We need to
investigate these. For example, Hebrew should be in RTL including Arabic
should be in Tahoma. Of course, this is pretty easy to configure via the
API. Might these need to be also aligned right? There's also a language in
central Asia that requires its own typeface, if I recall correctly. We
will probably need to abandon this multi-line select box in favor of
something more robust in order to improve styling.
On [https://www.google.co.uk/preferences?hl=en-GB&fg=1#languages Google's
language preference screen] it lists over 150 language names, all of which
are shown in Arial and left-to-right.
After some discussion with nacin, #19950 was mentioned. The Uyghur
language requires its own font for general use, but the language name on
its own displays correctly in Arial. Uyghur can be found on Google's
language preference screen as ئۇيغۇرچە.
Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/28577#comment:49>
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