Questions tagged [localization]

Making content appear in the user's local language. There is a separate tag [translation].

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WhatsApp web app shows with the wrong language

I've been facing this issue for the last 9 months or so, where WhatsApp web app would show in Arabic instead of English, which is the preferred language in my browser settings (Firefox). I should ...
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How to share YouTube links with a specific subtitle language? [duplicate]

I have a YouTube video with 7 languages. I would like to share a link where the title, description and captions default to one of those languages. I followed the docs with parameters hl and ...
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Force AliExpress to be always displayed in English

I have: English Windows English web-browser and English set as my default language everywhere where I found such setting. 99% of web pages, that I visit, respects that and displays its content in ...
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YouTube: title & description translated – but ignored in search result display

I have translated the title & description of my YouTube video into several languages, incl. Spanish. Now, when I set my browser locale to Spanish (using an extension), and visit the video directly ...
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How to create multilingual posts in Facebook's new UI?

Facebook offers a language setting both for personal accounts and pages that allows writing posts in multiple languages. In the new (now forced) UI, is there any way to actually use it while creating ...
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How can I get Google.com in the language of my computer by default?

Every time I go to pass through a Google page for something (e.g. to authenticate through my Gmail account), if I'm not logged in the page appears in the language of the country where I am (Dutch, in ...
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How to stop Google from translating a language for good

English isn't my mother tongue and not a main language where I live either. But I have a certificate for C1 level english. So I added English to my spoken languages in my google account and even ...
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How can I make a looped animated drawing of a Chinese character from Hanzi Writer to use on Chinese.SE?

Hanzi Writer makes beautiful animations for Chinese characters. They look like the following (but animated): These animations would be useful at Chinese.SE for questions about handwriting, but ...
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Website (or other easily accessible resource) that shows images of Unicode and other encodings?

I am trying to find a website that displays an image of less common characters? The reason an image is important is because an image can be displayed in any browser, on any OS, in any OS locale, ...
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How can I change the language of the UI of Google maps to English?

My operating system language is English US. My regional settings in operating system are English US My browser settings are in English US. Three different browsers: Google Chrome, Opera, Firefox. My ...
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Google shows results and values in mixed languages

I am using English language in Chrome and have this language set as default for most of the sites, but since I am from Poland I have forced (in Google Account settings) to have all the search results ...
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make the gmail web application default to English on login

When I am abroad, everytime I go to Gmail, it does not respect my browsers user agent, which has the Accept-Language request header set to en-US. Since my computers language is set to English, my ...
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Numbered list with Cyrillic letters

In Google Docs, I would like to have a numbered list using Cyrillic letters, such as: а б в г д The regular choices for numbered lists offer the options of Arabic numerals, Latin lowercase,...
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Google Sheets Checkbox vs. Tickbox

Sometimes, I've seen Checkbox but I've also seen Tick Box. Does anyone know what's going on?
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Is it possible to set different languages for different Google apps?

If I change my Google account's default language, it sets it for Search and Google Maps, and Gmail and so on... Now I want my Search to default to one language and my Google Maps default language to ...
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Cannot change language for Google Maps

I originally set up both English and Japanese for all Google application as my understandable languages but since it started bothering me I deleted the Japanese and keep only English. However, every ...
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Prime Video - Foreign Speech Subtitles in Original Language

I've noticed this with shows that have dialogue in multiple languages. For reference I live in Germany, so on amazon.de there will be shows available in German and "original voice" (usually English), ...
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How to change Google Account language preferences? (NOT IN SETTINGS)

I was in Korea several years ago; I do not speak Korean, but my Google Account language preferences have since been very strange. I'm running into a problem where if I go to, say, https://www....
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Built-in functions in Excel Online are in a different language from the user interface

Previously I was using my Microsoft account in Turkish, but I set to English a few years ago. All applications were working as expected until I tried the built-in functions in Excel Online. For ...
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Google Translate and Google Search are in the wrong language

For some reason, most Google pages have started being displayed to me in Czech. It includes Google Translate, as well as the main search page google.com. Oddly enough Gmail is still in my native ...
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IMPORTXML reading decimal separator as thousands separator

When I import this item via IMPORTXML and the spreadsheet locale is US (or other country that uses dot as decimal separator) it works fine: =IMPORTXML("http://bvmf.bmfbovespa.com.br/cias-listadas/...
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Is it possible to set Gmail to an English (Israel) locale

I would like to be able to use Gmail with an English UI, but set other locale settings to the common settings in Israel (see here). Specifically, the first day of the work week should be Sunday, and ...
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How do Amazon AWS websites determine localization? [closed]

After short trip to Russia all websites insist on showing me Russian versions in Chrome. IE, I open the following in Chrome Incognito window https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/spot/pricing/ And I'm ...
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How to make Google Search change preferred language by host without changing config?

For example, sometimes I want to search by a Japanese keyword and get Japanese results (Japanese websites). To do this, I go to https://www.google.co.jp and search. However, it always returns English ...
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Google Search language settings keep resetting

On a Google search results page, I go to Settings -> Languages and set desired language preferences. However, on the next day language setting reset to what seems to be regional defaults. I'm always ...
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Change language forever

Trying to change the default language in Google Maps by settings in Menu > Language. But it sets required language just for current settings. Next time I open Google Maps I have the previous language. ...
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Default all Google Apps to English

I am currently travelling in Europe and every time I visit Google.com, or any Google Apps, like Sheets or Docs, it defaults to the region locale... Currently, Google Sheets is showing me all menus in ...
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Google is in German instead of English

As you can see in the following picture, firefox's language is German. Searching for 'google maps' brings as first result www.google.de/map. What i did was to follow the steps in this tutorial: ...
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Can't change language on Google Account

After using Google from work behind proxy servers, for some reason, they redirected me to Netherlands Google. Ever since, my Google account has been stuck in Dutch no matter where I use my Google ...
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See Cambodian translation in Facebook

I am Australian but through my son's marriage I now have family in Cambodia. It seems to be the only language without translation on Facebook. Can Cambodian interface be enabled on Facebook?
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How to change the language on Google Maps?

My Chinese is still pretty poor, and my Korean is worse.  But Google Maps recently began showing me everything in Korean or Chinese.  Sometimes even a mixture of both. I can't find anything to change ...
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Prioritise Japanese characters over Chinese equivalent characters in English version of Google?

Here is the dilemma. I am using Windows and do not want to change the system UI to Japanese (which is more difficult to read than English), but I want to read Japanese search results. The problem is, ...
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How do you get Devanagari (Sanskrit देवनागरी) script on Google Slides?

I need to do a presentation in Sanskrit on Google Slides but was not able to find the script. I looked at the inbuilt scripts in File > Language and Hindi, Nepali, Bengali, Malayalam etc were there, ...
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How can I display the name of the month in different languages in Google Spreadsheets?

In Microsoft Excel the following formula forces the month name to be displayed in Portuguese, regardless of the default language. =TEXT(A1,"[$-pt-PT] dd mmmm yyyy") Google Spreadsheets ignores the ...
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Google is in German, why?

Recently I did a trip to Europe and since then, when I open Google, it's not in English anymore, is in another language (looks like Swedish or German). 'Search button' is 'Google-Suche'. Also ...
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Change Google locality settings [duplicate]

I was recently using a VPN on Google Chrome and was on Google a lot. Now the search engine and other websites have switched to the country settings of the country the VPN was accessing. Is there a ...
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Make Facebook use 24h format instead of AM/PM

Facebook always shows me hours as AM and PM (12-hour clock). When creating Facebook events it is cumbersome, and on several occasions I have scheduled a lunch for 12AM. How to make Facebook use the ...
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Facebook features different for other languages

Usually I am using the Polish version of Facebook. After I switch language to English (US) I'm getting few more features such as "Photos of... xxx", "Posts of... xxx" while typing in the search bar. ...
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How to make Google ignore where I am in the world? [duplicate]

Whenever I travel around the world Google always assumes I want to use the region I am in as the search engine. I just want to always search Google.co.uk wherever I am in the world. I don't want to ...
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Why do Microsoft websites default to Polish on my work network?

I originally asked this on Super User, but it was ruled off-topic there and referred to here. I'm in Belgium. When I open MSN, no matter what browser or what machine I use, it's opened using pl-PL ...
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How do I stop Google from providing me language localized search results? [duplicate]

For several webpages, Google provides me with language localized search results. For example, I search for bread and I get as a result: www.cooking.example/bread/de which is the German localized ...
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How to change AliExpress' language from Spanish to English?

AliExpress does not have good customer service which you can easily contact, just robots which work unsuccessfully in this case. Also their help is limited. For some reason, the language of their ...
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How to set English and Prevent others in Google when ncr/append-en/... fail?

I would like to have my primary language (English) as the main language in Google Searches. I know the thread Setting Google results to stay in a language, regardless of location but addresses like ...
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Why do I see Russian articles while I don't speak Russian in Google News?

Where do I configure the languages of articles I want to see? Edit: Here is the context: I am French and I speak only French and English I am located in France No proxy, happens at home and at work ...
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Change language of Google websites?

Google have set my language to dutch but I hate it for a million reasons and one of these is when something is wrong I could get a lot more help if I get feedback from Google in English. Is there a ...
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Set language of browser for link expansion in Slack

If I type in http://lang-8.com/ into a Slack chat room on the web version, it comes up with Japanese language text, presumably because that's the default for that web site: http://lang-8.com/ ...
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Match and lookup function on Google Sheets match different Japanese Kanji

Checkout this google sheet: Dafuq 箇 策 Match 1 Lookup Dafuq Exact FALSE Despite the fact that those two kanji characters are completely ...
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Fix Google showing different language because of hyperlink options

If I click on a link like https://books.google.it/books?id=_b8NAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA317&dq=%22dutch%20defence%22&hl=it&sa=X&ved=0CFMQ6AEwB2oVChMIlvGX3cb1xgIVAlkUCh0C-ApT#v=onepage&q=%...
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Restrict YouTube recommendations to some language(s)

Is there any way I could restrict YouTube recommendations to just English, or better, English and some other languages too? My three years old loves watching cartoons on YouTube. He does not type ...
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How do I localize content in Google Sites?

I'm trying to put together a simple public website and business email account for a family member and I'd like to use Gmail for Work (with his own domain, I've done that for several other family ...
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