Closed Bug 1153448 Opened 5 years ago Closed 5 years ago
L10N Plugincheck, locale missing, en-GB has become en-US
Plugincheck has had an "en-GB" locale for many years. I don't know if the 'loss is a deliberate planned change' or 'just an oversite'. I also don't know if 'Mozilla wants this', the en-GB page, (e.g. for analytics). I first noticed this regression at the end of March 2015. See bug 1117189 comment # 8 > PS > I was expecting to see a GB page for Plugincheck > e.g. > https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/plugincheck/ > > but it is late here and I'll open another bug if this continues. Using any version of 'en-GB' Firefox (Release, Nightly etc) in "about:config" there is the following default: "plugins.update.url", string, "https://www.mozilla.org/%LOCALE%/plugincheck/?utm_source=firefox-browser&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_campaign=plugincheck-update" The "?utm_source" was introduced in July 2014 in bug 1022745 "Add UTM parameters to plugincheck URL in Firefox" See screenshot: https://bug1084537.bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8509897 shows an example of the 'en-GB' site, from October 2014, with the "?utm_source" in the URL. STR: Use any version of 'en-GB' Firefox. First, check that in "about:config" there is the following default: "plugins.update.url", string, "https://www.mozilla.org/%LOCALE%/plugincheck/?utm_source=firefox-browser&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_campaign=plugincheck-update" A. In "about:addons", at the top of the "Plugins" Tab. If you 'click the link' "Check to see if your plugins are up to date". Expected result https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/plugincheck/?utm_source=firefox-browser&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_campaign=plugincheck-update Actual result https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/?utm_source=firefox-browser&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_campaign=plugincheck-update This is, I think, the way most users are 'expected to do a Plugincheck' which is why the "?utm_source" is in the 'final URL'. B. in "about:plugins" click the link, at the top of the page, "Find updates for installed plugins at mozilla.com/plugincheck" [N.B. .com] Expected result https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/plugincheck/ Actual result https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ C. Navigate 'direct' (e.g. by typing into the Address bar) "mozilla.org/plugincheck" [N.B. "mozilla.com/plugincheck" also does this]. Expected result redirect to (like B above) https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/plugincheck/ Actual result redirect to (like B above) https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/plugincheck/ Also FYI, If you 'try other languages' by going direct: e.g. https://www.mozilla.org/de/plugincheck/ https://www.mozilla.org/fr/plugincheck/ https://www.mozilla.org/it/plugincheck/ https://www.mozilla.org/ja/plugincheck/ https://www.mozilla.org/ru/plugincheck/ https://www.mozilla.org/uk/plugincheck/ https://www.mozilla.org/fa/plugincheck/ They work OK. A few do redirect to a 'related locale': e.g. https://www.mozilla.org/pt/plugincheck/ redirects to https://www.mozilla.org/pt-BR/plugincheck/ and https://www.mozilla.org/es/plugincheck/ redirects to https://www.mozilla.org/es-ES/plugincheck/ DJ-Leith
Thanks for the report, I just checked with our L10n team and the en-GB translation for this page is no longer active, since it requires active translators to maintain the page. Until this happens and en-GB is activated again, bedrock will default to the next active locale in your accept language header. https://l10n.mozilla-community.org/~pascalc/langchecker/?locale=all&website=0&file=mozorg/plugincheck.lang Marking this bug as invalid for now.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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