has demonstrated some magnificent feats
of community creation, but now it's also offering a lesson in the volatile side of crowd-sourcing. Changing the language to Afrikaans, spoken in South Africa and Namibia, yesterday caused the title screen to display the phrase "You are a NIGGER." As Minecraft Forums user EgXPlayer
commented, "Thats racist."
Mojang's Jens Bergensten apologized
for the slur and encouraged fans to check the new translation via Crowdin
-- the Afrikaans home screen now reads "enkelspeler," which translates to "single player," as it should.