Timwi (timwi) wrote in lj_userdoc,
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Suggested change to FAQ #132

I think now that Xcolibur is the default and maybe many people want to switch to Dystopia, we need an FAQ on this. Since this is a site navigation feature, and it's on the same page with the languages settings, I thought we could combine the two:

Before:

How do I view LiveJournal in a different language?

If you speak English, and this FAQ is displaying in another language, please visit http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=132&uselang=en_LJ to read this FAQ in English.

LiveJournal uses your browser settings to determine what language to display.

To set your language preferences for LiveJournal only, log in and visit http://www.livejournal.com/manage/siteopts.bml. If you have not previously set a language while logged in, this page can also be reached by clicking on the translation icon with a speech bubble under the LiveJournal logo on all of the main LiveJournal pages.

After selecting your language preferences, log out of LiveJournal at http://www.livejournal.com/logout.bml and then log back in at http://www.livejournal.com/login.bml. This will ensure that your settings are saved.

If you wish to have your browser present you with your native language in all cases, without having to set your default language, you can change the settings in your browser. However, this will affect sites other than LiveJournal.

If you would like to assist in translating LiveJournal into another language, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=57.

Setting your language only affects LiveJournal system pages; individual journal entries will always appear in the language in which they were entered. Not all system pages are available for translation, and not all the available pages are translated into every available language.

Many LiveJournal system pages can be viewed in another language by adding "?uselang=XX" to the end of the URL for the page, where "XX" is the standard code for the language you wish to view. To specify English, use "?uselang=en_LJ". If a LiveJournal system page already has an argument appended to it (for example: http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full), then to view it in English you would need to add "&uselang=en_LJ" to the end of the URL (http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full&uselang=en_LJ), changing the question mark to an ampersand.

After:

How do I view LiveJournal in a different language or scheme?

If you speak English, and this FAQ is displaying in another language, please visit http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=132&uselang=en_LJ to read this FAQ in English.

LiveJournal uses your browser settings to determine what language to display.

A "scheme" is a layout common to all LiveJournal system pages (i.e. pages that do not belong to a particular journal), such as the main page, http://www.livejournal.com/. Currently, there are three schemes you can choose from: Xcolibur, Lynx, and Dystopia. The Xcolibur scheme is designed to be accessible to the largest possible range of browsers and systems, while the Lynx scheme is designed for use with text (non-graphical) browsers. The Dystopia scheme is an older scheme that used to be the only available scheme before Xcolibur and Lynx were made.

To set your language and scheme preferences for LiveJournal only, log in and visit http://www.livejournal.com/manage/siteopts.bml. After selecting your language and scheme preferences, log out of LiveJournal at http://www.livejournal.com/logout.bml and then log back in at http://www.livejournal.com/login.bml. This will ensure that your settings are saved.

If you wish to have your browser present you with your native language in all cases, without having to set your default language, you can change the settings in your browser. However, this will affect sites other than LiveJournal.

If you would like to assist in translating LiveJournal into another language, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=57.

Setting your language only affects LiveJournal system pages; individual journal entries will always appear in the language in which they were entered. Not all system pages are available for translation, and not all the available pages are translated into every available language.

Many LiveJournal system pages can be viewed in another language and/or scheme by adding "?uselang=XX" and/or "?usescheme=XX" to the end of the URL for the page, where "XX" is the standard code for the language you wish to view (e.g. "fr" for French) or the lower-case name of the scheme you wish to view (e.g. "lynx"). To specify US English, use "?uselang=en_LJ", or "en_GB" for UK English. If a LiveJournal system page already has an argument appended to it (for example: http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full), then to view it in English you would need to add "&uselang=en_LJ" to the end of the URL (http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full&uselang=en_LJ), changing the question mark to an ampersand. For example, to view the main page in French and in the Lynx scheme, you would go to http://www.livejournal.com/?uselang=fr&usescheme=lynx.


Differences:

How do I view LiveJournal in a different language? language or scheme?

If you speak English, and this FAQ is displaying in another language, please visit http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=132&uselang=en_LJ to read this FAQ in English.

LiveJournal uses your browser settings to determine what language to display.

A "scheme" is a layout common to all LiveJournal system pages (i.e. pages that do not belong to a particular journal), such as the main page, http://www.livejournal.com/. Currently, there are three schemes you can choose from: Xcolibur, Lynx, and Dystopia. The Xcolibur scheme is designed to be accessible to the largest possible range of browsers and systems, while the Lynx scheme is designed for use with text (non-graphical) browsers. The Dystopia scheme is an older scheme that used to be the only available scheme before Xcolibur and Lynx were made.

To set your language and scheme preferences for LiveJournal only, log in and visit http://www.livejournal.com/manage/siteopts.bml. If you have not previously set a language while logged in, this page can also be reached by clicking on the translation icon with a speech bubble under the LiveJournal logo on all of the main LiveJournal pages.

After selecting your language and scheme preferences, log out of LiveJournal at http://www.livejournal.com/logout.bml and then log back in at http://www.livejournal.com/login.bml. This will ensure that your settings are saved.

If you wish to have your browser present you with your native language in all cases, without having to set your default language, you can change the settings in your browser. However, this will affect sites other than LiveJournal.

If you would like to assist in translating LiveJournal into another language, please see http://www.livejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=57.

Setting your language only affects LiveJournal system pages; individual journal entries will always appear in the language in which they were entered. Not all system pages are available for translation, and not all the available pages are translated into every available language.

Many LiveJournal system pages can be viewed in another language and/or scheme by adding "?uselang=XX" and/or "?usescheme=XX" to the end of the URL for the page, where "XX" is the standard code for the language you wish to view. view (e.g. "fr" for French) or the lower-case name of the scheme you wish to view (e.g. "lynx"). To specify US English, use "?uselang=en_LJ". "?uselang=en_LJ", or "en_GB" for UK English. If a LiveJournal system page already has an argument appended to it (for example: http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full), then to view it in English you would need to add "&uselang=en_LJ" to the end of the URL (http://www.livejournal.com/update.bml?mode=full&uselang=en_LJ), changing the question mark to an ampersand. For example, to view the main page in French and in the Lynx scheme, you would go to http://www.livejournal.com/?uselang=fr&usescheme=lynx.

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