Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quiero cambiar el idioma de mi Internet

So I live in Costa Rica, and the official language here is Spanish. I get that and I speak Spanish daily—not really a problem for the most part. That said, I have to admit that it really bugs me that a lot of Web sites I visit regularly—including this one—keep coming up in Spanish, even after I have repeatedly set the preferences for English.

Google, for instance. Dang, it is always coming up in Spanish! I’m forever landing on google.co.cr. Sure I can read it and understand it, but I want my Web in English. It’s like when I visit Delta.com to book flights to the US: if I don’t take the time to enter my SkyMiles account number, the prices for the flights come up in colones. ACK! Give me dollars, Delta, please. The less often I have to do math, the better.

It’s a minor problem in the grand scheme of life, but an annoyance that I thought was worth a mention (OK, gripe) about since I’ve run into this problem twice in the last hour.

2 comments:

Jill said...

Hello... it's Jill, Justine's crazy sister! I just thought I would stop by to say hello!

I am putting you on my blog list! I was going to sign your followers list but you don't have one!

Hey come by and sign my followers list so you can hear stories about Justine when I post them :)

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Just another blogger glitch, which I've found there to be many!

Justine :o )