@Gunnar: Indeed, thank you for the tip. From now on whenever I go to
help.ubuntu.com and realize that I can't read the text because of the
bad grammar mixed with English I go to Menu -> Settings -> (scroll to
the bottom) -> Show advanced settings... -> (scroll down to Languages)
-> Language and input settings... -> Drag and drop 'English' to the top.
Then when I'm done I set it back to my preferred language by: Menu ->
Settings -> (scroll to the bottom) -> Show advanced settings... ->
(scroll down to Languages) -> Language and input settings... -> Drag and
drop 'My preferred language' to the top. Rather tedious compared to say
having a discrete drop-down menu at the bottom of the site allowing you
to choose a language that is remembered until I clear browser data.
Alas, it's not forced in the sense that it can't be changed, if your
browser allows you to go change settings 7 actions away. But it's not
very user friendly.

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Title:
  Impossible to choose language on help.ubuntu.com

Status in Online publishing of the Ubuntu documentation:
  Confirmed
Status in Ubuntu Server Guide:
  Confirmed
Status in ubuntu-docs package in Ubuntu:
  Confirmed

Bug description:
  I am a Dutch user. However, for virtually any technical documentation,
  English is the lingua franca on the web. It is an incredible nuisance
  to look up technical details in Dutch. I appreciate the effort to make
  help.ubuntu.com accessible in all languages, however it is a TERRIBLE
  idea (and quite frankly, since the content is available in English,
  but I can't access it, I classify it as a bug) to prevent people from
  changing the language they read it in.

  Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
  I expect to be able to read online help files in English.
  Instead, I am forced to read them in Dutch.

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