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Re: Re: Language Guess from IP

by mpeppler (Vicar)
on Dec 05, 2002 at 18:44 UTC ( #217851=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Language Guess from IP
in thread Language Guess from IP

Especially nice for mine where you can choose between Dutch and French, the wrong guess won't be appreciated ;-)
Indeed. I was in Switzerland this summer, and google kept giving me, in German. I was connecting in the French speaking part of the country, but that didn't have any effect, of course - very annoying.

Guessing may be OK for some things, but it's better if you let the user select...


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Re^3: Language Guess from IP
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Dec 05, 2002 at 19:56 UTC
    Actually, Google goes by the Accept-Language header; for me it seems to do so, anyway. My browser is set to ask for English pages, and consequently I stay on, even though I'm in Germany, where you're usually redirected to

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      Actually, Google goes by the Accept-Language header
      Hmmm... didn't seem to work for me. I was using my linux laptop, dialing in to ATT Global in Geneva. The language setting for my Mozilla config on the laptop is English.

      Oh well...


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