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Google start up in Arabic

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sandimcg, Mar 30, 2006.

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  1. sandimcg

    sandimcg Thread Starter

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    I'm an American living in Saudi Arabia. Recently, when I type http://www.google.com, some filter automatically adds .sa on the end and Google comes up in Arabic. I'm wondering if Google sees the "provider" has .sa and is now trying to be helpful (which is very UNhelpful) by assuming I want Arabic. I have English checked under PREFERENCES but my choice of English is only retained for that particular session. In order to get English to start with, I have to type http://www.google.com/webhp or http://www.google.com/intl/en/ -- all very annoying, when I'm used to simply typing the word "google" and pressing Ctrl-Enter. It USED to be that if I had ENGLISH choosen as my Interface Language, Google would come up in English and then I would have a choice to "Go to Google Saudi Arabia" - which would give me Arabic. I have to choose "Google.com in English" now. I have COOKIES enabled - so these preferences should be being saved.

    I can't seem to find anything in the Google tech support to shed light on my problem.

    Any ideas? Thanks - Sandi
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Sometimes just clearing out all your cookies and Temporary Internet Files helps clear things up. Give that a try. It certainly won't hurt.

    You could also type http://www.google.com/en and put it in your favorites. Then you don't have to type it out.
     
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