The question is much bigger than British English. If you language is Hindi,
Odia or Malayalam you will find that many labels are just not available.
The one reason why Reasonator is so important is that it does provide
language fall back.

Language fallback is not a luxury like it is for British English, it is
essential for all the smaller languages. It is what prevents it from being
editable / usable.

On 4 May 2014 09:00, Lydia Pintscher <lydia.pintsc...@wikimedia.de> wrote:

> On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 1:28 AM, Joe Filceolaire <filceola...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Where are we with fallback languages?
> >
> > I did a session for new editors with Magnus last weekend and one of the
> questions that came up was why one of the students couldn't see most of the
> labels - he had his language set to British English. He asked why there was
> no fallback to international English.
> The status is that we have a plan for the next steps. I realize it is
> important but currently not doable in the next say 3 months. There is
> simply too much to do (queries, statements on properties, UI redesign,
> quantities with units, entity suggester, starting with Commons). If
> anyone is able and willing to take this on please send me an email.
> As for disabling en-gb for now: Daniel, Katie: What do you say?
> Cheers
> Lydia
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