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since yesterday my firefox thinks that everyone in belgium speaks flemish. this is a typically american problem: americans NEVER seem to know where languages are spoken (i think they just guess) but for some reason believe that language localization software is cool. it is NOT, it is a curse. so suddenly i no longer have my user interface in english (which was fine) but now in flemish, which looks and reads like a tongue disease and is not even the second language of the area i live in (first language here is german, second is french). how can i change back to english?

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Which operating system? – grawity Oct 15 '12 at 20:41
    
@grawity windows vista – hugh featherstone Oct 15 '12 at 20:44
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Have you tried to install an English version from mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html ? – David Marshall Oct 15 '12 at 21:00

You should install an English language pack. A language pack is a Firefox add-on.

You can download it from here. Then you must install it like any other add-on ("install add-on from file" in the add-on interface).

Then you should change the language preference. You can do this by typing about:config in the Location bar (address bar) and then searching for

general.useragent.locale

And change that to:

en-US

(the same name as the downloaded .xpi) Then you must restart the browser.

More details at: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Language_packs

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