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How can I change the language setting on Wikipedia?

asked 2017-07-27 11:52:02 -0500

I want to change the settings on my profile so that the non-article content shows up in my native language. Can I do this?

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answered 2017-07-27 11:52:14 -0500

updated 2017-07-27 11:53:57 -0500

You can change your language settings on Wikipedia by going to the preference tag on the upper right hand side of the screen.

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The language setting tab should be on the first page, the user profile page. You can scroll down the list of available languages until you see yours. Select it and save the page - the information on the user bar and on the side of the screen should now show up in your language. On a side note, you can also alter the account's gender preferences on how the software (but not other users) refers to you.

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One note of caution - this will not change the language of the articles - they will still show up in English.

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