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

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How to force Google search to only return English results? [duplicate]

I'm in France and trying to use Google in English only. My Google settings are set to English everywhere: I've also clicked on the link "use google.com" but when I do a search, it still shows some ...
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How can I access google.com outside the US? [closed]

I live in the UK, and whenever I visit google.com I am redirected to google.co.uk, but I want to see my website's rankings on the US version (I presume the results are different). Is there a way to do ...
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How can I disable/reconfigure IMDB's automatic geo-location so it does not default to German?

Since a few months IMDB appears to be "detecting" that I'm coming from a a German IP address and automatically changes the UI to German. More specifically it shows the Germany movie title when it has ...
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How can I stop Gmail from serving me auto translations based on my IP address?

When I go to Gmail website (FireFox, if this info is needed) with a different IP (IP from Germany), they automatically translate the page to German. How do I stop this behavior (in other words I want ...
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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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Internationalization of a Google Form

I have written a Google Form for my French-language website, with French-written fields. Problem: All the generic text is still in English, for instance "Required" or "Go back to the form". Question:...
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Setting Google results to stay in a language, regardless of location

How do I keep the Google search results in English regardless of where I am searching from? Google is a genius at knowing what ads to show me and what particular language to show me the ads. If I ...
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How to make Simplified Chinese preferences on Wikipedia stick?

Chinese Wikipedia (维基百科) has the ability to convert its articles from Traditional to Simplified Chinese through a dropdown menu on its top left corner. This is great because although I can read both ...
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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 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 to make Google speak British English?

Google.co.uk and google.com spell World in IPA differently. But if you press the speak button, both pronounce it as /wərld/ (AmEng). See screenshot from and from How can I make sure Google UK ...
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Can I translate Trello into other languages, specifically French?

Is there a way to translate Trello in other languages? I'm looking for French translation in particular. Or is it possible to do this translation myself?
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Is there a way to tell Google to speak to me in English, instead of German? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to test google.com outside the US? I live in Switzerland, and Google insists on speaking to me in German instead of English. I don't understand German. It's so frustrating....
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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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Disqus - more options while customizing the text of the comment count link?

In several languages (eg. Polish) there are more than three grammatical cases used for number and noun, whereas Disqus support only cases "0", "1" and "more". What's the easiest way to implement ...
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Can I have some shortcut for language and area change in Google search?

When I try to search in another language, I click Advanced Search → Languages → specific language. It is a little tiresome if I repeat this for different langauges, and different key words. I wonder ...
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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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Change the Google interface language [duplicate]

I know this will sound as a strange question, but I looked everywhere - and I cannot find the problem. When I am logged in, for any google service that I use, Google thinks my default language is ...
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Change Default Language in Google

All of a sudden, whenever I open any Google Page now, (whether logged in or not), it appears in the language of Hindi and I have to use Google Translator to Translate into English and use it. How can ...
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How can I change the language in my LinkedIn profile?

My default language on the LinkedIn website is Italian and I have compiled my job profile in both Italian and English versions. How can I set the default profile to English for the visitors? ...
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How can I make Google do one-shot searches in a specific language only?

When I use Google to search the web, I usually get German results first and English results later when I use search terms that make sense in both languages. Since I am German and live in Germany, this ...
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Internationalization of the GitHub wiki or GitHub Pages?

My project's documentation is on a wiki where unfortunately every new contributor has to be validated by me beforehand, which is a pain. So I am considering switching to the GitHub wiki, in which ...
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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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How to disable local geographic names on Google Maps?

For some reason Google Maps displays local geographic names for each country, even when the country uses non-Latin script, which makes it completely unreadable. Is there a way to force it to show ...
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How do I change the interface language in Google Groups?

Today I logged into Google Groups and, to my horror, that the interface language changed to Hebrew, probably because I'm accessing the site from Israel. (I speak Hebrew, but rather not use it on the ...
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Why does the internet think I'm French?

Whenever I visit a new site, mostly social network or 'shop' sites, the page defaults to the French language, despite my IP being English. This also occurs when I'm on different computers, and when my ...
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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 make Google's interface always be in your chosen language across products - not just search

I would like to reference and revisit the following post - How do you make Google's interface always be in your chosen language? - that has yet to be answered sufficiently. Unfortunately none of ...
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How to get Google definition search in other languages? [duplicate]

The previous version of Google's definition: search, showed some language options, so I could lookup the definition of a term in other languages. But since they updated it, I can't find those options ...
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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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Metric units in Google Maps?

Is it possible to tell Google Maps to use metric units? I know that for instance the German version does use metric units, but I'd rather use the English one.
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Testing website content in different countries [closed]

We have a website where different versions are served to readers based on the country they are from (using IP geo-location). Is there a web app that would allow us to test how the website looks like ...
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How to change menu language in Draw.io?

I'm currently in Brazil and using Window 8 in English. But looks like Draw.io decide to use my ip to define the language of menus. The translation is good but I really prefer in English since all ...
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Default language for Google Maps [duplicate]

When using Google Maps the web often displayed in Vietnamese. (I live in Vietnam.) I want it default to be English. How can I do that?
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Google Trends keeps coming up in Chinese

I'm having a problem with Google trends: it keeps coming up in what it looks like Chinese. I tried to eliminate several potential causes: Signed out of my Google account -> still in Chinese. Signed ...
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GitHub in other languages

I came across this post on the GitHub blog: GitHub in your language, but I can't seem to find the option to use the GitHub website in another language. The links in the blog post that append a GET ...
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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 force support.microsoft.com to display KB entries in English?

My browser's language preferences are set to (in order): [de-DE], [de], [en-US], [en], which works perfectly okay for 99,999% of websites I visit, since my mother tongue is German, with the notable ...
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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 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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Bilingual blog: WordPress, Tumblr, or Blogger?

I'm helping a Korean artist setup an internet blog to showcase her work. Her goal is to have her blog in both English and Korean. Which of these platforms better supports bilingual posts: WordPress, ...
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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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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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Google Search—set search language

When I'm searching on Google, I usually use English. But sometimes I need results in a specific language only (Czech). So I checked it in settings: But when I want to search, I now have only two ...
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Is there a way to change the language of an embedded Google Map?

I'm embedded a Google Map in my website and it always appears in the user's browser locale language, whereas I want it to always be in English. Is there any way to enforce this? Here's an example:
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Is there a way to get Google Search to give you definitions for words in languages other than English?

If I google perspicacious, Google Search correctly infers that I want a definition and just includes it at the top of the results. For more common words, like vanish, I would have to write define ...
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How do I make Google default English in Chrome?

If I go to Search Settings / Languages / select English / Save, it goes to English but then keeps switching to Slovak. In my Cookies, I have 'Allow local data to be set' checked. I'm in Ireland and ...
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Google Docs document in Hebrew and English?

Is there any way to have Hebrew and English in the same document in Google Docs? So far, everything I have found about multiple languages seems to assume that you want the user interface (menus, etc) ...
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How to make all Google products appear in English?

Most of my accounts on various Google products are on English, but some consistently appear on my native tongue, Croatian (for example, Webmaster tools). I don't like this inconsistency, and would ...
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Netflix -- How to Stream in Different Language?

There are lots of DVDs that have foreign language audio on the disc (ie foreign films might have English audio). Is it possible to stream a movie on Instant Play with an alternate language? Or do ...
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