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Re: [OT] Google search default lang.

>>>>> Scott Ferguson <prettyfly.productions@gmail.com> writes:


 > To the best of my knowledge Google use geolocation to rank the
 > physical location of servers in the search results - but *not*
 > language. Default language is determined by your choice of Iceweasel
 > language packs, then by system language settings.

	… And, sometimes, the browser's own language settings, which are
	used to generate the Accept-Language: HTTP/1.1 header contents.

	The situation is like the following here.

	If I use http://ipv6.google.com/ (which, I assume, is always
	served by the US Google servers), then the “Preferred document
	language” Lynx option takes effect.  (Examples are MIME'd.)

	However, if I use http://www.google.com/ /and/ my preferred
	document language is set to “en” (sic.), I get redirected to
	http://www.google.ru/ instantly, which is in Russian!

	I guess that it was made since the “majority” of users just
	cannot be relied upon to configure their browsers properly.
	Thus, Accept-Language: en is interpreted as a consuquence of
	ignorance, not intent.


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  Preferred document language      : en ru

--cut: http://ipv6.google.com/ --
   Web Images Videos Maps News Shopping Gmail more »
   iGoogle | Settings | Sign in

--cut: http://ipv6.google.com/ --

  Preferred document language      : ru en

--cut: http://ipv6.google.com/ --
   Веб Картинки Видео Карты Новости Переводчик Gmail ещё »
   Моя страница iGoogle | Настройки | Войти

   на русском
--cut: http://ipv6.google.com/ --

  Preferred document language      : de en ru

--cut: http://ipv6.google.com/ --
   Web Bilder Videos Maps News Shopping Google Mail Mehr »
   iGoogle | Einstellungen | Anmelden

--cut: http://ipv6.google.com/ --

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