Adjusting Google Chrome Fonts, Languages and Encodings

Google Chrome’s font and language settings let you read the web and use the browser in your native tongue. You need to follow these steps to change these settings:

  •     Click the spanner icon on the browser toolbar.
  •     Select Options (Preferences on Mac and Linux).
  •     Click the Under the Bonnet tab and go to the Web Content section. Here are the various settings that you can adjust:

Browser interface language

The browser interface language is used for browser menus and dialogues and it’s based on the language that you selected when you first downloaded Google Chrome.

In Windows, follow these steps to change this setting

  1.  Click Languages and spellchecker settings to open the “Language and Input” dialogue.
  2. Select the language that you’d like to use from the list. If the language isn’t listed, first add it as one of your preferred web page languages.
  3. In the right-hand panel, click Display Google Chrome in this language.
  4. Restart the browser to apply the changes.

Web page language preferences
Web page language preferences help Google Chrome determine the language that it should use to display a web page. To adjust your preferences, first click Languages and spellchecker settings to open the “Language and Input” dialogue. Add or remove languages from the list and drag to order them, based on your preference.

If you’re using Windows, you may need to configure your Windows language settings to add East Asian languages or languages that use complex scripts.

Only add the languages that you need, because malicious websites can use similar-looking characters from different languages to mislead you about the web address that you’re visiting.

Default fonts and encodings
Click Customise fonts to specify your standard and fixed-width fonts, minimum font size and encoding. If your default encoding doesn’t correspond to the one needed by a website, text may not be displayed properly. You can always adjust the font size manually or temporarily override the encoding for the page that you’re viewing.

 

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