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

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How do I get Google Docs to use a French dictionary?

I have Google Docs that are written in French. I've changed the language (File>Language>French) and this helps with spelling check and autocorrect. But I'd also like to use the Define feature ...
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While browsing some websites, interface words changes to non-understandable letters

This problem is mainly faced while browsing or searching for research papers on many websites. Some website names are in their regular language, but the content of the web page is changed to ...
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This is a Google problem, always reverting the language to the location language

This would be a Google problem then. I think enough people are having this problem and getting so frustrated, me, for one. I live in Spain, but only speak English. Furthermore, I have to change ...
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How to stop Google from automatically translating search results?

Some time during the past week or so, Google search started automatically translating some search results from English to German (my native language). This affects the headline, the preview snippet, ...
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How to disable translated search results

Today, suddenly messed-up "translated" results like these started appearing which apparently were auto-translated from English to German: It seems to be this auto-translation feature. ...
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How to change the primary language for google services? [duplicate]

Even though I set the primary language to Polish and the second language to English, Google services are displayed in Turkish. I would like the menu on Google websites to be in Polish. I don't know ...
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Need to sort/search by language in GMail [closed]

Because someone w/ the same name has used wrong email address, I constantly get spam emails in non-English languages. If I could sort/search them, I could bulk-delete/bulk-spam them to clear out my ...
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Interface language for guest users

When you are signed in to Google Meet, the language is according to your account preferences. On a shared/public computer, for security reasons, you might use Google Meet as a guest, without signing ...
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How to make Google default to local currency?

Is there a way to prevent Google search from assuming you are inputting foreign currencies? (Not sure if this is a problem with chrome, or the website itself.) The expected answer here is $120. ...
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Changing the dot (.) into comma (,) in Google Sheets, how do I do that? (numerical pad, in Holland, for currency)

I already managed to change the dot on numerical pad into a comma in i.e. excel. But how do I do that in Google Sheets?
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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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YouTube: title & description translated – but ignored in search result display [closed]

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 [closed]

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? [closed]

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? [duplicate]

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 [closed]

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 [duplicate]

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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Remove Google Search suggestions

Every time I type a word and then meaning (i.e. backpack meaning in...) Google suggests in Hindu, in Urdu etc. I have no interest in these languages and never googled for them. I would like to see ...
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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 [duplicate]

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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How does Google Search determine a user's 'Current Region'?

How can I tell what region Google Search sees as the Current Region and what is that being based on? This is what I see in Google Search > Other settings > Language & region > Results ...
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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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