Switch Google to English (or any other language)

How to switch google to english

okay maybe this is a simple thing, but it has been driving me nuts while I’m in Tanzania…

step one: go here

this should work, but doesn’t really. What you need to do is a Firefox hack i found here.

What you need to do is to paste this:

<Param name=”hl” value=”en”/>

into the google.xml file in C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins. Its a little tricky, and if it doesn’t take, you’ll have no google search box in firefox, but it works.

Another workaround is to simply search from here:


to force the language on google.

To use other languages, you simply use one of the IOS 639-1 language codes instead of “en”.

Google Homepage in Kiswahili