Language Switching in Fennec

As Jeff Beatty describes, language switching in Nightly is now available. Ultimately, this linguistic enhancement allows one to select from all officially shipped localizations from within the browser independent from available language selection provided by Android. As Jeff calls out, "Languages no longer have to be among the list of Android supported languages to become official localizations of the browser."

Firefox for Android QA is looking for help from others for discovering issues found when trying this feature out.

The developer of the feature, Richard Newman, calls out the following to look for in Bug 917480 when testing this feature on Nightly:

Note: the option to control this is in Menu > Settings > Language > Browser language

Other areas affected by language change:

Notes of interest:

If you discover any issues, please file a bug on Bugzilla


Bug 917480

Try it out on Nightly today