Easier indication of a repository's language(s)

Dear GitHub community,

When GitHub lists repositories of a user or an organisation, it shows the main language of each repository. Like ‘Go’ in the bottom left corner:


However, where is it on the repository page itself? If you haven’t noticed, welcome to the club. It’s not obvious at all. You need to click on the bar at the top of the repository:


Of course, if you search on GitHub, you’ll see the language indicators in search results list, before you click at a repository link. However, that doesn’t apply when you have a direct link to the repository from outside of GitHub. You may find it online (even in another GitHub repository) or receive it from someone.

Imagine how faster you’ll find a relevant project, if that page showed language more clearly.

Please, add a kudo or a comment to this thread, if you’d like that language indication (on a repository page) to be more obvious.

Hi @peter-kehl,

This post was moved to a different board that fits your topic of discussion a bit better. This means you’ll get better engagement on your post, and it keeps our Community organized so users can more easily find information.

As you’ll notice, your Topic is now in the How to use Git and GitHub board. No action is needed on your part; you can continue the conversation as normal here.

Let me know if you have any other questions or if I can help with anything else.


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Hi @peter-kehl,

Thanks for this feedback! We’re always working to improve GitHub, and we consider every suggestion we receive. I’ve logged your feature request in our internal feature request list. Though I can’t guarantee anything or share a timeline for this, I can tell you that it’s been shared with the appropriate teams for consideration.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.