I am using sp 2013. I opened the managed metadata service application. I changed the default language from English to another language.I click on Save. I got this error:

some terms will become homograph siblings after this default language change. checks logs to find out what they are and fix them before trying to switch the default language.

What is the issue?

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A homograph is a word that is spelt the same, but has a different meaning. You should be able to have a hierarchy that has "Paris" existing in both France and Texas. To keep things a bit more sane for the user, we don't allow homographs to have the same parent.

So please check and make sure no such term exist.


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