Many websites are designed to allow for multiple languages. They often will detect where in the world you are and adjust the language settings to suit that aspect of it. I had not thought too much about it until now. I’ve been in Taipei, Taiwan for the last week and I’ve attempted to use some common sites to do various things. I’ve found that many of the sites all default to Chinese language and some of them do not make it easy for you to change it to your native language – in my case English. here’s what YouTube looks like from Taiwan. No where on the page, no matter what link I clicked on, could I change it to English – this made the site unusable to me which was a real pain in the rear.
I tried to hover over various links and then see what URL they linked to in the hope that I could change the language to English – but without luck. In the end I gave up and will post my videos once I get home tomorrow. I did like Trends method though. When I entered www.trendmicro.com into my URL bar in IE, it gave me the Taiwanese site by default, but it also listed the Country in the top right corner of the screen. I found that when I hovered over it, the site showed me in English a list of all sites in the world – therefore it allowed me to quickly change to the US or Australian English site.