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For questions about what languages posts, tags, the interface, etc. should be in. – Für Fragen über die Sprache, in der Inhalte, Tags, das Interface, usw. gehalten sind.

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What language should the questions be written in?

I was about to ask a question on the main website, but was not sure if we are supposed to ask questions in English, or in German, or a mixture, or even both. My guess would be that most questions will ...
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What to do with duplicate questions in another language?

This question is content-wise a pretty clear duplicate of this question, however the latter question is asked and answered in German while the second one is asked in English and the asker remarked ...
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Should we translate posts as a “community norm”?

"German Language & Usage" is the first site we created with significant activity in a non-English language. Many of the "problems" being discussed in meta seem to revolve around issues of ...
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Interface localization to German

Very related to Which language should tags be in? and What language should the questions be written in?, but I mostly want to address the Stack team and probe for possibilities: Should/can the ...
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Die Sprachvorgabe für Meta ist aufgehoben

Robert Cartaino schrieb gerade auf Meta Latin Language Folgendes (Hervorhebung von mir): We used to say if you want us (the Community Team) to be familiar with your community issues, meta posts ...
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Should and can we make more clear to newcomers that we are bilingual?

The first few things a newcomer is likely to read on this site are: German Language beta German Language Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for speakers of German wanting to discuss the ...
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Which language should tags be in?

While questions could vary in language, the tags have to be in one language for obvious reasons. Tag synonyms would work fine, but we'd have to decide whether German tags should point to English tags ...
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Should the language of an answer match the language used in the question?

In the past I usually answered questions in the language they were asked. I had understood this to be a general recommendation/consensus from what I read at my occasional browsings at Meta. ...
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Please use English on the Meta site [duplicate]

As one of the employees tasked with monitoring the meta sites across the network, I have a small request. While I consider myself an articulate, intelligent human being, I don't speak or understand ...
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Don't edit German tags to English tags

In the question Gibt es einen Grund, warum das Antwortwort zu „wie“, nämlich „so“, nicht mit D beginnt? I used the tag "Fragewörter" which is rendered "frageworter". Among other several useful ...
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Let’s make a German welcome page/FAQ for visitors who speak little or no English

Why? Naturally, our site can be a valuable and attractive resource for visitors who speak English only a little bit or not at all. Be they language learners who did not learn English first or native ...
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In which language should a question title be?

Incredible as it may seem, this has not been discussed yet. This very old question deals with whether the title should be translated in the question’s body. This one and its follow-up only deal with ...
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Wie können wir deutschen Muttersprachlern klarer machen, dass auf Deutsch zu fragen gestattet ist?

Wir sind uns alle einig, dass auf dieser Seite Fragen sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch gestellt werden können. Allerdings müssen wir immer wieder feststellen, dass neue Benutzer ihre Frage ...
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I answered an English question in German, what should I do?

My answer got upvoted and was even accepted, so I'd leave things as they are. Still, I wanted to hear what the community says. Should I add an English version or maybe rewrite it?
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In what language should we answer if the question is translated?

This is related to What language should the questions be written in? Should we translate posts as a "community norm"? If a question is asked in two languages (most of the time German and ...
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What language is preferrable for answers to questions written in German?

In the comments on this answer, the question arose whether it is a good idea to answer in English to questions written in German. Though there are some related questions here, this question has not ...
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What language should be preferred for questions?

This is a follow-up to What language should the questions be written in? While the main site should accept both German and English questions, and you should be able to ask in the language you are ...
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How can we help with localization; shall we help?

Referring to Localization, the state of the nation: We seem to be one of the playgrounds for finding out the needs and pitfalls for localizing a StackOverflow platform. Therefore the 7 Essential Meta ...
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Browser-Script für Interface-Übersetzung / Browser-Script for interface translation

See Help translate the StackExchange UI (Unofficial) (and my upcoming edit or answer there) for the English version - I'll not translate all my text here to english, as it is mostly the same as there. ...
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What do we want to do with questions that mix languages?

This question was asked sometime between today and yesterday. The first sentence is in English, the remainder is in German. (It looks a little bit like what I text friends if I’m learning their ...
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Should I close a question that has a duplicate in the other language? [duplicate]

When I asked about Kanonische Reihenfolge der Kasus, I didn’t notice that there was a related question in English, Numbering cases. The questions are not the same, but the answers to the older, ...
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Let's add German explanations to our help center

In a recent discussion about our close reasons, it was proposed to add a German explanation. While a basic knowledge of English is required to handle the SE user interface, it is debatable whether ...
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Should the title be translated?

Sollte der Titel übersetzt werden? ^Suggestion for translation in body.^ I just translated a post as this question suggested and a question arose. Should the title be translated and if so, how? Should ...
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Old simple question: may non-native users use the site for questions written in English?

I've recently put this question about the usage of the accusative case after the impersonal construct. Unfortunately for me, I made a lexical mistake on a word (which did not destroy the sense of the ...
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Wie können wir mehr erfahrenere Benutzer anlocken?

Wie Sie sicherlich schon bemerkt haben, bekommen Fragen, die auf Englisch verfasst sind, die meisten Views. Das lässt darauf schließen, dass der Großteil der Nutzer nicht genug Kenntnisse hat, um die ...
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May I ask questions in German? [duplicate]

As I read in the Tour, this site is not only dedicated to translation from or into German, but also to discussing the finer points of the language. Is it okay if German native speakers asks ...
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Turn the site into GermanIC LanguageS?

We’ve had a question about Norwegian recently and apparently it’s been asked on Meta whether other Germanic languages like Swedish were on topic. They’re not, but Yiddish has been accepted under ...