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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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huinare
30th May, 2013 17:37 (UTC)
I think the transliteration would be closer to kommentari(?). I can't remember what the last character is supposed to be. But yeah, it does look rather like "Kommentapna!"
bunn
30th May, 2013 19:53 (UTC)
Hey, I make NO attempt at correct transliteration. It's a very frivolous approach to someone's real world language, but to be honest, I'm treating it as a sort of cross between Orgoreyn and Khuzdul.
huinare
30th May, 2013 20:43 (UTC)
Ahaha! Wasn't the language called Orgota? Well, either way, nothing like a random LHoD reference in my day. =D

Edited at 2013-05-30 20:44 (UTC)
bunn
31st May, 2013 07:34 (UTC)
Doh, of course it is. I knew Orgoreyn was wrong!

For further random LHOD references, Jo Walton's blog today is about sympathetic characters and Estraven, if you'd not seen it. http://papersky.livejournal.com/589474.html
huinare
31st May, 2013 22:28 (UTC)
EEEE! Thanks very much. I hadn't seen that, love it. =D (I really need to become familiar with Walton's work.)

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