Did you visit Discogs and find yourself lost in translation? We’ve been making some improvements to Discogs localization that could impact the default language we display for you. We hope these localization changes improve your experience on Discogs… but if you find yourself lost, please read on:
Discogs is visited by music-lovers all over the globe, and for many of them, English isn’t their first language. In fact, almost 50% of Discogs website visitors speak a language other than English as their primary language. To better support our global community, we localize the website in eight languages. Other than English, we currently support Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Korean, and Brazilian Portuguese.
If you find that your default language has suddenly changed, it’s either because we recently started to support your language or it could relate to how our system automatically detects a user’s language. If you haven’t selected a specific site language, we attempt to display the language identified by your browser’s language preference.
Do you want to view Discogs in a different language?
You always have the ability to override our automated language selection. Just scroll down to the footer menu (visible on most Discogs pages) to set your language:
If you are logged in, that language selection will be saved in your Settings. If you aren’t logged in, that language selection will be saved temporarily via cookies.
Notice something that has been lost in translation?
Did you notice a translation mistake on Discogs or read something confusing? Whoops! Please let us know by posting in this thread.
Or, even better, get involved! Help us with our global goal to “catalog all the music in the world” by joining the Community Translation Team.
Our Community Translation Team helps translate and improve Discogs translations. We have been able to add support for three languages this year due to help from our amazing community! If you are interested, please check out localization.discogs.com.
Thanks for being part of the Discogs community as we build the biggest and most comprehensive, international music Database and Marketplace!
Post updated July 2019 to reflect new languages added to Discogs and to note the new community translation program.