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Blogger Language Confusions - Part 2

An interesting query from one of the Blogger user whose Navbar has a different language than expected.

We earlier discussed that, it's the blog owner's choice to show what language they wish to see in Blogger blog. Read below,

How to Blog?: Blogger Language Confusions

However there's one more small confusion right there. What if the blog you are visiting has the old theme which has Navbar on the top like below?


Could you see the "More" button near the search box in the Navbar? This button is in English while the blog is in a different language.

Now, how can that happen?

Here's the confusion. Navbar although incorporated inside a blog, it is a part of Google products and not the blog. To confirm this, I went ahead and changed my Google account language.

How did I do that?

  1. Go to https://myaccount.google.com
  2. Navigate to Data & Personalisation > Scroll down to "General preferences for the web"
  3. Click on "Language"
  4. Click the Pencil icon near your "Default Language"
  5. Change it to a different language. I chose my mother tongue, Tamil.
Before choosing Tamil

After choosing Tamil
Now, what happens to the Navbar language? It shouldn't change. That's what I assumed because it's inside a blog and the navbar will take Blog's language as default.

But surprisingly, it changes. Here you go,


Now, can you see the "More" button next to the search bar, it has changed to "மேலும்" as per Tamil which is my Google Account preference and not blog preference.

Note: If you have not signed in to any google account, Navbar should show English by default.

I hope we have got a new clarification amongst the existing language confusions in blogger.

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