Sunday, November 21, 2010

You May Not Have To Speak The Local Language

Blogger and Google want to make their services available to the entire world - and this involves recognising that the entire world does not speak English.

Not only is the English language not spoken by the majority of the worlds inhabitants, it's not even the second most common. With this detail in mind, Blogger / Google tries to display their pages in the language of the local inhabitants, based on geo location of the Internet connection.

If you are in a land not your own, and you don't speak the local language, you may not do well reading the language either.

When you want to use Blogger or Google, you may need to see the initial display in English (or in whatever non local language you speak). Fortunately, Blogger and Google have provided for this situation.
And if you can login to Blogger, you can use the Language Selector list, where you will find your language selection, in your own language, somewhere in the list. You can set your dashboard language, from the list.

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Elizabeth Steiner Hayward said...

Thank you sooooo much for posting this. We're in Israel and for reasons unclear my daughter's blog & iGoogle page would only load in Hebrew while mine were still in English. We tried everything we could think of and could find in google searches until we stumbled on this answer which at least fixed her blog (but not her iGoogle home page for some reason). You've saved us from enormous frustration!

Patricia Lee said...

OH MY GOD THANK YOU I do not speak Korean. Thank you.

IQ said...

Thank you it was a very useful information you have provided..i dont read Arabic :)