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Tyrion101
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28 January 2016 at 5:17am | IP Logged 
Is it possible to google in another language without having to change the language setting each time you want to look something up?
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vell
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28 January 2016 at 6:03am | IP Logged 
Yes
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tomgosse
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28 January 2016 at 12:41pm | IP Logged 
Tyrion101 wrote:
Is it possible to google in another language without having to change the language setting each time you want to look something up?

From the Google search page, go to Options|Advanced Search and under the heading "Narrow your results by..." set the language to what you want.

Edited by tomgosse on 28 January 2016 at 12:41pm

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Tyrion101
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29 January 2016 at 1:38am | IP Logged 
So there is no way to not have to do that every time?
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chaotic_thought
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29 January 2016 at 9:04am | IP Logged 
If you have a Google account you can save your settings. If you don't have an account or can't save your settings for some reason, you can also change your operating system's language setting. Google normally defaults to whatever your OS language setting is.

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yong321
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31 January 2016 at 1:05am | IP Logged 
You can also do this. Once you get to the result page, go to the address bar and append

&lr=lang_es

and press Enter to search again and the result will be a search for Spanish pages.
Change es to fr for French, de for German, etc. Language codes are found on many Web
sites, such as
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_639-1_codes

Edited by yong321 on 31 January 2016 at 1:06am

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shk00design
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02 February 2016 at 5:17am | IP Logged 
I can type in anything in a Yahoo or Google search and the appropriate results would come up. I don't need to change any settings. For instance, if I want to search for something in Chinese, I'd just enter the characters as is. Basically your computer is setup with additional keyboards installed for typing foreign language characters such as French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese Pinyin, etc.

If you want to access Google for specific countries you can put country codes after the web address such as "www.google.de" for Germany, "www.google.fr" for France, "www.google.it" for Italy, "www.google.com.hk" for Hong Kong, etc. Similar with Yahoo search you would enter "de.yahoo.com" for Germany, "it.yahoo.com" for Italy, etc.

Edited by shk00design on 02 February 2016 at 5:20am



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