Firefox is an englishman

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Firefox is an englishman

Post#1 by tb59427 » 04 Sep 2014, 11:32

Hi all,

installed the latest distribution on a small NUC to be used as a briefing system for leisure pilots in our flying club. Installation worked very well, all up and running. I do have a problem with firefox, though. A lot of websites seem to check language settings of the browser. So when I connect to those websites, they automatically bring up their english content. We're a German club, though :-P

How can I set firefox (or the kiosk) up such that firefox pretends to be a German when connecting to a website?

thanks for any pointers

cheers
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Re: Firefox is an englishman

Post#2 by fanthom » 04 Sep 2014, 12:11

hello tb59427,

please stick kiosk related queries in the kiosk section of the forum:
Porteus Specialized Editions
will move them there once you see my answer.

to answer your question:
a) please run firefox on any box (linux/windows) and follow this thread:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic ... 40&start=0
b) track settings responsible for these preferences in your $HOME/.mozilla/firefox/profile/prefs.jf
c) remaster the kiosk ISO as per documentation:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/kiosk-customization.html
and insert these settings in the kiosk prefs.js file.

in case of troubles i could do this customization for you through the commercial 'customized builds' service:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

thanks
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Re: Firefox is an englishman

Post#3 by bdheeman » 04 Sep 2014, 12:15

tb59427 wrote:Hi all,

installed the latest distribution on a small NUC to be used as a briefing system for leisure pilots in our flying club. Installation worked very well, all up and running. I do have a problem with firefox, though. A lot of websites seem to check language settings of the browser. So when I connect to those websites, they automatically bring up their english content. We're a German club, though :-P

How can I set firefox (or the kiosk) up such that firefox pretends to be a German when connecting to a website?

thanks for any pointers
Plz check from firefox menu: Preferences-->Content-->Languages-->Choose; you can add/remove language packs from there; perhaps it will work only if you (re-)package vanilla/latest binary blob from mozilla's site. See also http://ebba.ddns.net/pub/Linux/SlackBui ... fox.tar.xz

EDIT: Updated links to new site/locations ;-)
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Re: Firefox is an englishman

Post#4 by fanthom » 04 Sep 2014, 14:03

Plz check from firefox menu: Preferences-->Content-->Languages-->Choose
there is no such thing in kiosk.

looks like users got confused cause the threads are posted in wrong section of the forum.
moving to the kiosk section now.
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