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Parlez-Vous Binutils?

July 17th, 2010 by Multimedia Mike

I found myself in need of some binutils today. What do you suppose it is about this basic Apache file listing page that makes Google Chrome think it’s in French?

Opting to translate doesn’t seem to have any affect, aside from ruining the alignment of the columns.

That quirk aside, the page translation facility is actually quite nifty.

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4 Responses

  1. nine Says:

    Check the HTTP headers. Probably a non-english default encoding.

  2. RC Says:

    Headers look fine:

    Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1

  3. Pete Says:

    “utils” means “tools” in French. This might be hunspell detecting a nonexistent composite word and confusing some other part of the language detection.

  4. dionoea Says:

    it’s “outils”, not “utils” in French. So that would explain it :-) I can’t find any French word in that screen capture so I doubt that it would be some kind of content aware mechanism.