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Randall Twede
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this is sort of meaningless and kind of the very least it might keep you amused for a while trying to find one for me.
i have a speech monday on how to search google and find what you want. ive got several good examples but need an example that demonstrates a typical american getting lots of results in a foreign language. i know it has happened to me before, probly when searching for a filename i think. anyway, any examples of that would help. want to demonstrate how they can limit results to english.
other examples and war stories welcome too of course
[ April 30, 2004: Message edited by: Randall Twede ]

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Marilyn de Queiroz

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Google's default is "Search for pages written in any language (Recommended)."

If you use the advanced search, you can pick the language "Search only for pages written in these language(s): (a list of languages you can choose from)".

You can also set your preferences if you always start your searches from Google's home page.

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Randall Twede
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i need an example. a word i can type in that returns a lot of foreign language results so i can demonstrate that feature
Alan Labout
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Axel Janssen
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Nigel Browne
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I agree. Here's the link:
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