Discussion: Edge displays in an unexpected language

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Microsoft
Hey Insiders, thanks for your continued feedback to help us improve Microsoft Edge! Recently we have noticed a trend in feedback stating that Edge is displaying in an unexpected language. Receiving this feedback is helpful in highlighting the importance of Edge meeting your global readiness expectations.
 
Global readiness can be difficult to get right with users speaking several languages, living in other countries, and wanting to see web content from other parts of the world. Edge tries to manage this with the 'Preferred' languages' list in Edge Settings (edge://settings/languages). The order of the languages signals to webpages what languages (or locales) you prefer. While this is a standard web practice, not all sites respects this signal from web browsers and sometimes use your IP address to determine the best language and regional content to display to you.
 
For Edge on Windows, 84 of the preferred languages can be selected as the Edge display language which determines the language and regional formatting of the Edge user interface. For Edge on Mac, the same 84 display languages can be set based on the operating system display language. Note, changing the Edge display language will put that language at the top of your preferred language list in Edge, but you can always re-order and add more languages to the list.
 
Now for the problem at hand, we’d like to get additional context on how Edge can better meet your global readiness expectations. What aspect(s) of Edge are displaying in an unexpected language?
  • Edge user interface (menus, toolbars, settings, developer tools, etc.) displays in an unexpected language
  • The New Tab Page, which shows news and weather, displays content in/ an unexpected language or region
  • Websites you browse are appearing in an unexpected language, and Edge doesn't offer to translate the page
  • Other
 

- The Microsoft Edge Team

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I use Edge Release german and Edge Can german with the same language settings!

* EDGE Release
- i open it and see a german user Interface - ok
- i go to a english page ex: insider.windows.com
- i see this page with the expected language english - ok
- EDGE show a option for translate this page

* EDGE Can
- i open it and see a german user Interface - ok
- i go to a english page ex: insider.windows.com
- i see this page with the unexpected language german
- the EDGE translation function translate english pages automaticly (i see the translate animation in the addressbar)
- this is unexpected for me, i should only show the translate option (see EDGE Release)
- the autotranslate option is not set!
- also reset settings not solve the problem
- I have reported the problem several times.

 

Update:
Build Version 91.0.843.0 fix the translation bug 

Hi,

I really want an option in Edge that will block websites from detecting my browser language, it's good for privacy and to keep things manageable, sometimes I want to use a language in Edge UI but don't want websites to change with it.
also, sometimes the Web Widget in Edge as well as New Tab page, change my location for weather and news sources when I use a VPN, despite setting it manually to my correct location. happens intermittently, not always.

Hello! Yes I agree with you - should work in new edge browsing language selection function - without including location with option in settings! This is provided by the Microsoft News app - after selecting the country provided information in the language of the set region of the World ! Such a feature would be very helpful and allow you to choose according to your preferences! Thank you
For me the unexpected behaviour is from the MS Translator. I can read natively in some languages (so I have set it to never translate those), in some not at all (then I am happy enough to set it to automatically translate), but there are some languages in between: I basically read them, but I sometimes need help with more difficult texts and would like to have the option to translate.

However, currently if I choose not to translate a particular language, this hides the translate button for that language and there is no way for me to translate the page. If I don't choose this option, then every time a page in this language appears I have an annoying requester asking me if I want to translate it. Given that I live in a country when I half-speak the language, this affects 30% of my browsing.

Maybe the nice middle ground would be to only hide the translate button on when the web page language that matches the UI display language, since that's the target language in any case, and not offer a translation requester for those languages in the Preferred languages list, but still keep the button there for manual translation?

Thank you @kopoku for raising this topic, I believe it would be nice to have additional option to set to follow the Windows Settings. Let say a user add multiple languages to his/her settings in Windows and want Microsoft Edge to follow that order (or change it in the Microsoft Edge settings if want).

 

The common issue is then someone travelling or living in other country and it is not their native language. For example, consider someone who is from Ireland with English speaking is traveling or living to Germany with German language. In case he/she has no knowledge of German, the preference would be English but the problem is in case user select Ireland (English) content would show for Ireland and not Germany. In case of MSN or Microsoft Edge start page, users raise issue like they want news to support their language but country content so in case ability to retrieve data content from Germany which are in English language (e.g. local English News for Germany). This part is in hand of Microsoft and it is possible to work with Bing, MSN and correct it.

 

However, the difficult part is like when website won't support their language in the local case. For example consider you are living in Germany and you want to contact a support website of a product and it only supports German and in case you want English support, you have to visit support for other country which is not applicable. For this case, auto-translate is very helpful but I believe in the web developer standard Microsoft should raise this concern or you may use telemetry data and see if there are too many request for translate a website, inform the website owner to consider this language. 

 

Generally speaking from my experience most users would prefer to visit their websites in the language which they are able to speak.

@kopoku 

i use Edge Can Chinese with the default language settings,
but in 'dev tools', it recently show in English(just from last week,if my memories not wrong. ). version: 91.0.857.0.

like the image showed.WX20210415-093520@2x.png

@kopoku 

Any comment on this?

Shall we expect new features?