View Full Version : Automatic Language Change Based on Location

12-22-2011, 09:15 AM
It seems to me that certain websites may be checking my IP and changing the language to the country's primary language. Can this be prevented through browsers? I've set the language to English in the browser but it still gives me another language.

12-22-2011, 03:55 PM
Not that I could imagine. If a site decides to display in Chinese because it's Tuesday and the sun is out, you have no way of controlling that from your browser. I'm not aware that IP address has ever been any recommendation for determining preferred language.


12-23-2011, 05:44 PM
I could be wrong, but I think adjusting a pages language settings based on IP is quite common these days.

I know Google does this, for example.