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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.


30th May, 2013 15:30 (UTC)
Maybe you're actually a Russian spy, sent so deeply undercover that even you have been hypnotised to forget your true origin. But now has come the time for you to report back in. Operative Yama has pressed the button to switch your LJ to Russian, and already, within mere hours, you are beginning to understand it, as the old supressed memories resurface. You'll be talking it like a native tomorrow, and heading back to Moscow to pass on all the vital intelligence you have gathered, on such key issues as rescue lurchers and the correct way to eat scones.

We've all been so stupid! We really should have suspected an espionage background when you started using Le Carre icons and revelling in being a hiver.
30th May, 2013 19:55 (UTC)
Given that this suggestion comes from someone who has known me for ?24 years, I have to wonder why the suspicion has taken so long to germinate. Could it be that you are ALSO a spy? :-oooo
30th May, 2013 21:35 (UTC)
I clicked through to leave a clever and funny comment, but then I read this and it is so full of awesome and win that I can't remember what I was going to say now...

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