How to request modification of a language name or icon

Language name

Name in English

When choosing the name of a language in Enlgish, we will usually follow the name that is used in the ISO 639-3 specification.

In case you believe we should use another name, please contact us and provide the following information:

  • The name of the language as it currently is.
  • The name of the language as you think it should be.
  • References (to articles, linguistic papers, books...) to prove that the new name is more appropriate.

Name in other languages

If you are viewing the Tatoeba website in another language than English, then the language name may have been wrongly translated.

To fix the translation, you can join the Tatoeba project on Transifex. Please see the article about interface translation.

Language icon

It can happen that we do not choose the most appropriate icon to represent a language. If that is the case for your language, you can contact us and provide the following information:

  • The name of the language.
  • Explanation of why is the icon not appropriate.
  • Optionally, make a suggestion of what image we can use for the new icon. Please read our policies for language icons.

Contacting us

If you are registered on Tatoeba, please post a message on the Wall with the necessary information.

As a last resort, if your Wall post seems to have been forgotten, you can contact directly the language team (sabretou and Ricardo14) via private message.

If you are not registered and do not wish to register, you can contact the Tatoeba team via email.

Ongoing requests


We have received many complaints regarding the current Kabyle flag, which people have reported to us as being the flag of a political group (MAK).

The issue is still ongoing and we ask for your patience until we have completed our investigation.

We know it is taking a long time, but please keep in mind that Tatoeba is run by volunteers. Some issues are complex and are outside of our expertise. We still want to do our best to make a fair decision and we will take the time we need to achieve this.


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