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Oooh, odd!

Logged into LJ this morning and found all the menu options and links are in Cyrillic script - actually, I think they are probably in Russian, although sadly my Russian is non-existent, so I can't be entirely sure of that.

I assume that the wrong language has been associated with my account, and have reported it. It's an interesting insight into what it must be like trying to use those parts of the web built for monolingual English speakers, for someone with no English.

You'd think, too, given that I've had an LJ for tumty-tum years and use it a lot, that I would remember where at least some of the options were without a label cue, but no! Even the friends page link I got wrong!

I hope they can put it back, although I suppose if they don't, it will be an excellent educational opportunity for me to get some basic Russian... Right. Now which of these buttons is 'Post', I wonder? :-D

ETA - figured it out! It was my theme - I had language set to 'default' in http://www.livejournal.com/customize/options.bml 'default' presumably used to be English, and is now Russian. Thankfully, the customise page doesn't use my theme, so I could read it and change the language to English (UK). Still seems odd that this resulted in me getting my 'you have made a support request' acknowledgement email in Russian!

ETA No I haven't I thought that had fixed it, but then noticed that everything was in Russian if I clicked through to view someone else's full post including comments. And when I log in in another browser, I get 'Мы рады снова видеть вас в LiveJournal!' Ah well.

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lil_shepherd
30th May, 2013 09:34 (UTC)
Interesting.

I remain logged in to LJ pretty much permanently, so nothing changed overnight for me, but I wonder if this has happened to everyone who logs out or if this was aimed at you!
bunn
30th May, 2013 10:35 (UTC)
I usually have some device that is logged in, so I'm not sure that logging in was actually what triggered it, I just happened to log in anew on a desktop machine for a change, and noticed it then. But it seems to be consistent across all my devices, so I think it must be at the account level.

Of course, it could be that rather than LJ's fault, this is the action of a nocturnal Bungle prancing on an already-logged in keyword... Worrying thought!
lil_shepherd
30th May, 2013 11:26 (UTC)
Now that wouldn't surprise me!

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