"English (British)" version uses google.co.uk

RESOLVED EXPIRED

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www.mozilla.org
General
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minor
RESOLVED EXPIRED
13 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: Max Waterman, Unassigned)

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Description

13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-GB; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050511 Firefox/1.0.4

The 'English (British)' language version of firefox as listed on this page :

http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/all.html

uses "google.co.uk" in the quick search bar.

I can see why you might assume that anyone wanting the version of Firefox using
"English (British)" would be living in the UK. However, it is not the case.

Please consider changing either the web page to indicate that it refers to
location, as well as language, or add a location. It is traditional to have, for
example, "zh" refer to language, and "cn" refer to location. So, English would
be en-gb, en-us, en-au, etc.

It isn't clear how to change it either. I am located in China and wish to use
the British English version, so really I need a en-cn, but I don't suppose that
it is reasonable to expect that. However, it should be easy to change the
location of the search, but it isn't obvious how to do it. Could you point me in
the right direction?

Reproducible: Always
It's correct that the en-GB version is using google.co.uk.

-> invalid (please don't use bugzilla for support questions,use the
mozillazine.org Forums for that)

You can add search engines for example from http://mycroft.mozdev.org/ or you
can edit the existing search entrys if you modify for example
c:\..\firefox\searchplugins\google.src with a texteditor while FF isn't running
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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Comment 2

13 years ago
close it if you like, but you missed the whole point of the bug (and it is a
bug, IMO).

the point is that, when you download firefox, you download a 'language' version,
not a 'location' version.

so, the easiest solution to this, imo, is to change the web page to make it
clear that 'English (British)' implies location, as well as language.

I note that 'English' implies you are located in the US too. Tell me that isn't
confusing!
Status: VERIFIED → UNCONFIRMED
Resolution: INVALID → ---
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Comment 3

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #1)

Thanks for this though...

> You can add search engines for example from http://mycroft.mozdev.org/ or you
> can edit the existing search entrys if you modify for example
> c:\..\firefox\searchplugins\google.src with a texteditor while FF isn't running

however, if I ADDed one, would I then not have two google entries in my search
bar? I see no way of removing them, if I wanted to remove the UK one, in favour
of a Chinese one.
yes, you would have 2 search engines.
You can delete unneeded search engines in the seacrplugins directory while FF
isn't running. And yes, we have a bug for that to add a UI for that.

moving this to "product Side", they can decide or let it bitrot....
Component: General → Product Site
QA Contact: general → product.site
ah, i didn't notice that you are a MAc user.
I don't know the path where FF is located on a Mmac but I think it should be
easy to find. The subdirectory "searchplugins" should contain the searchplugins.
Remove "google.src" and "google.gif" for example.
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Comment 6

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #5)

> I don't know the path where FF is located on a Mmac but I think it should be
> easy to find.

(For anyone else you come here wondering how to do this...)
It depends where you've installed firefox.app - usually /Applications/Firefox.
You need to use the 'Show Package Contents' option on the menu in order to get
'into' the package). For me, the path after showing the package contents, is
Contents/MacOS/searchplugins/

and the file relevant to this bug is 'google-uk.src'.

Of course, it is simpler to use the command line to do this - the full path is :

/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/searchplugins/

I just opened 'google-uk.src' with TextEdit and changed the 'www.google.co.uk'
references to 'www.google.com' (since the Chinese version appears to only be in
Chinese, and the US based one is much faster than the UK version from China).

Comment 7

13 years ago
Created attachment 184217 [details]
Additional Language Problems
Attachment #184217 - Attachment mime type: text/plain → application/vnd.ms-word
Comment on attachment 184217 [details]
Additional Language Problems

Please post comments in the bug as text. This is just a word document with the
following text:

"As reported in the “parent bug”, Firefox installs Google.co.uk when set up in
England.  It installed Google.co.de when I set it up in Germany.  If possible,
a fix would be to make the search engine properties editable.  Alternatively,
permit deletion and new selection."
Attachment #184217 - Attachment is obsolete: true
OS: MacOS X → All
Hardware: Macintosh → All
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Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago12 years ago
Resolution: --- → EXPIRED
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Component: Product Site → www.mozilla.com
Product: Firefox → Websites
QA Contact: product.site → www-mozilla-com
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Component: www.mozilla.org/firefox → www.mozilla.org
Product: Websites → Websites
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Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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