Language is defaulting to english after upgrading to Sitecore 8.1.1

Yet another strange behaviour after an upgrade

Posted by Michael Sundstrøm on 2016-02-26
Tags sitecore, wtf

We have a solution running in the danish language layer. After upgrading the solution to Sitecore 8.1 update 1 the site defaulted to english, the siteresolving seemed off and the link manager rendered links to a api website instead of the website that serves the content as HTML.

After researching a bit I discovered that Sitecore have introduced a new Sitecore.DefaultLanguage.config file. 

Disabling this file solved the problem.