I believe Russian.SE would benefit greatly from having an alternative Russian interface. Can this be achieved? Does the SE engine allow us to have the same content (FAQ, badge descriptions, page text, etc) in multiple languages? Translating the FAQ and the controls at least should be a priority.

  • From meta.russian.stackexchange.com/questions/1/…: It's unlikely that the interface could be translated. Both french.SE and german.SE have tried to convince the SE team to do so, unsuccessfully
    – iHunter
    Jun 14, 2012 at 11:11
  • I wouldn't give up hope, but I would make it a long-term wish. Like at some point in the future when at least a couple of the language SE's "graduate" out of beta. Jun 14, 2012 at 11:13
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    @iHunter That comment is untrue; see my response there.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Jun 14, 2012 at 12:53
  • @balpha Got it, thanks
    – iHunter
    Jun 14, 2012 at 14:06
  • isn't it a question for SE meta? Jun 14, 2012 at 19:11

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It is our goal to make Stack Exchange a much more multi-national network. Allowing international characters in tags is our first priority, and those development efforts are underway.

But yes, we will provide a localized interface which will allow communities to translate the interface into their native language, but that is further down our "localization" schedule.

Localization is coming, but I do not have any dates report… or even a wildly-arbitrary estimate.

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