Languages and regions updated, help needed

Hi everyone; we’ve just updated the app so that you now select languages that you speak and regions you’ve visited or lived in from a list of predefined languages and regions. This is in preparation for adding filters for these — so that you can for example only search for hosts with whom you can communicate in a shared language that you’re both conversational in! Maybe we’ll also get a fun minimap soon showing your travels.

We’ve tried to convert your old inputs into the new format, but we’ve surely missed some. Please check that your languages and regions are correct by fixing it up in your profile.

Also, there is no authoritative list of “all languages”, so we’re using a subset of a very large standardized list (ISO 639-3). To not clutter the search box with extinct languages and other extremely rare ones, we took a subset (starting with ISO 639-1) as our starting point. I know we’re missing a few (even fairly common ones), so please post in this thread if we’re missing any languages that you speak or think we should include, and we’ll add them soon. Thanks for helping out!

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Also, if there are any sign language experts here who could help us a bit on how best accommodate for sign languages; that’d be great as well!

I was just about to ask for Sign Languages, as I couldn’t see any in the list… :pleading_face:
I’m not an “expert” in sign languages, I barely can use Mexican SL, a bit of Spanish SL, and a little bit of Nicaraguan SL… but if I can help you somehow to include them, just let me know what you need :wink:

Basically, every sign language is like any other language… and there are quite a lot, but not all of them correspond to a “country”. Some countries have several sign languages, and other countries use the SL from another place… (well, same as spoken languages I guess :sweat_smile: ). You just may need a list of them.

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