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archieval 08-16-2011 10:54 PM

Google language settings is annoying
 
Hello everyone,

Have you encountered the automatic language settings of google in you google account? This happens to me always, I am not in hongkong but when I go to google, it always redirects to google.hk! The annoying part is all words are displayed in chinese characters. I tried logging in to my google account after that all are still chinese. I found out that google automatically detects your language based on ip address, but I am not in hongkong and I never indicated any language preference to be chinese. How can I fix this? Thanks


Regards,
archieval

SigTerm 08-16-2011 10:59 PM

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Originally Posted by archieval (Post 4445146)
Hello everyone,

Have you encountered the automatic language settings of google in you google account? This happens to me always, I am not in hongkong but when I go to google, it always redirects to google.hk! The annoying part is all words are displayed in chinese characters. I tried logging in to my google account after that all are still chinese. I found out that google automatically detects your language based on ip address, but I am not in hongkong and I never indicated any language preference to be chinese. How can I fix this? Thanks


Regards,
archieval

http://www.google.com/ncr ("no country redirect"), If I remember correctly.

AFAIK some browsers (opera, for example) that use google search might ignore cookie installed by NCR(AFAIK visiting the page installs cookie), and (when you search via browser) will use region based on browser's settings (in case of opera setting is located in operaprefs.ini and is called "Google TLD Default").

archieval 08-17-2011 09:50 PM

Thanks for the info SigTerm, it seems to work!


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