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Supporting multiple languages #99

govuk-design-system opened this Issue Jan 15, 2018 · 1 comment


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govuk-design-system commented Jan 15, 2018


  • how to make your service work in multiple languages
  • the law regarding multiple language support
  • how to let users switch the language of your service


Welsh language support is a legal requirement for many government services, so we should provide design guidance for this.

Anything else


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mikeash82 commented Nov 27, 2018

@stevenaproctor commented on 1 Aug

This will help Welsh language users when content is not available in Welsh.


In English, this means "This page is only available in English at the moment." The link lets you close the banner and means "Do not show this again".


In English, this means "Some of our pages have yet to be translated into Welsh." This more general version is used in the personal tax account as a disclaimer for the whole account.

This information will need to be used in all services that are not completely translated in to Welsh. The blue banner is an alert that is not part of the GOV.UK Design System or HMRC Design System yet.

Research on this pattern

The content has been agreed with and translated by the Welsh Language Unit.

The blue banner is in older versions of assets frontend as an attorney banner and an alert-info notification.

I do not have any research but the banner is usually above the h1 and is often missed or ignored.

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