December 09, 2021 —
GNU social development team
Well, it's that, our notes now have a language attribute.
... All right, all right, it's not just it.
Here's what comes with it:
Here's how it looks
First, the user panel section where the desired preferences are selected:
Upon sending the previous form, the user is redirected to order their selection:
Finally, when posting the language with the highest priority is selected by default.
However, by accessing "Additional options", another language may be selected. The resulting
note will have the html
lang attribute according to it.
The posting widget itself:
What does this mean?
We can now show you the notes you can read, but for groups, this mean that you
can access umbrella groups and filter the feeds to see what's in your language
and even region.
For too long the fediverse struggled with languages, this step makes it easier
for actual internationalization of the free network.
A marvellous feed filtered by note language