[LINK] Google search box

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sat Sep 12 16:20:32 AEST 2009

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 11:07 PM, Jan Whitaker <jwhit at melbpc.org.au> wrote:

> Also interestingly, the Australian version has a link at the bottom
> that says: Go to Google.com. But it returns the .au version still.
> Then I tried: www.google.com/us/ and the error message came back from
> google.com . So I used the search box in that returned error message

www.google.com/en will give you the "International English" version.
www.google.us also works.

Google's treatment of country is something I've always hated - even with
you're logged in with an account with a language preference set, it will
still redirect you to the local country site in the local country language,
and as best as I've worked out there's no way to override that using their
"Settings" page - the only option is to specifically use either
www.google.com/en, or a country-based version such as www.google.com.au or


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