Questions tagged [localization]

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?

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Change the Google interface language

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 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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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 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?

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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why å displays like Ã¥?

Here å is not a problem but it's Ã¥ on this page. Why?
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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 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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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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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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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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How to disable Google translating the search query language?

My primary language is English and all the settings are set accordingly but I am fluent in a number of languages and use to search for things in them too. When I write a search query in a particular ...
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YouTube always localizing

Every time I log into YouTube my country is set to India. I have to manually change it to Worldwide (all) for world trending videos. Can anyone tell me how to change it permanently?
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Is there a way to change language in Trello? [duplicate]

Because seriously, looking at updates like "User added Enheter for nytenkning" or something (random typeish to illustrate) looks ridiculously stupid. I tried looking at the options, but there was ...
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Is there a web application for phonetic English word searches? [closed]

Is there a web application for doing phonetic English word searches? For example, if I search for words that contain the syllable "feet", I'd want my results to include: Feet Feat Fetal Defeat I can'...
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Pandora is playing songs in the wrong language

I'm trying to create a new Pandora station with the song "Enrique Iglesias - I Like It" as the seed. The problem is that all the songs that come up are in Spanish, even though the song seed is in ...
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GA, merging results for many subpaths

Recently I got access to Google Analytics account for a certain web application. This web application is multilingual, and language is specified as the first part of the URL path component, ie.: /eng/...
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Any way to auto-add “&hl=en” to URLs of Google services? [closed]

Google tries to "help" users understand English language content in its various services like Google Groups when the reader is located in presumably non-English speaking territories. There are a few ...
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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 ...