Instant answers from Wikipedia in other languages

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 2 months ago
As you know Wikipedia is available in a lot of languages. Maybe you could improve this feature so wikipedia's instant answers would be in other languages too. For example: I am from Latvia. If I search for Green Day, DDG would show instant answer about this band in Latvian language....

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posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 2 months ago Link
I agree with you. Searching for "Obama" for example shows a short description of the person from Wikipedia. Unfortunately it comes from the English Wikipedia, not the local one. Using !Bangs does not really help with this issue. I suggest to be either able to select, which wiki one wants to use or to determine it via the IP.
posted by clel 4 years and 1 month ago Link
I totally agree, I think this should be regulated by the region setting. It's annoying to always read explanations of things in English (and if you want to read more to be redirected to the English wikipedia) when there is a totally fine Dutch (in my case) wikipedia article about the subject. This being said, when there is no Dutch/Latvian/... article available the English one should be used instead.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 1 month ago Link
I'd really like to see this feature. This should be easy to implement. Any word from the devs?
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 8 months ago Link