Sunday, May 20, 2007

Google says: When in Spain you *must* read Spanish!

OK, I confess. I am in Spain at the moment, sitting in a hotel in Barcelona. Very nice too.

Google also knows where I am and has decided that to render all pages in Spanish. This happens for all the Google .com sites. If I go to (for example) then I do see English.

Now, it's all jolly clever to switch language on the basis of a guess about location based on IP information, but if I log in to a service (e.g. Gmail) then this should be a big clue about the audience for subsequent pages. And even if Google do default to a language based on IP data they should at least provide an easy way to switch.

I think "Publicar Entrada" means post - so I'll press that now ...

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