Autocomplete Uses Wrong Language

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 2 years and 3 months ago • Updated: 2 years and 3 months ago
Does anyone know why DuckDuckGo's autocomplete would assume I speak French?

In settings, I chose American English for my display language. Yet whenever I start typing a search query (in English), autocomplete tosses out suggestions in French, not English, and tacks French endings onto the (English) words I'm writing.

I've used DuckDuckGo for several years and never had this problem in Firefox. Recently I switched to Chrome -- and this problem suddenly appeared. Could Google settings affect my DuckDuckGo autocomplete? I did tell Chrome not to translate French pages for me.

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If your DDG language is not set to French, check your OS and\or browser's default language. I set my browser's language to French and the autosuggest results were in French. Returning to English gave English results (following browser restart).
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader2 years and 3 months ago Link
Thanks for the suggestion!

Chrome is set to English as well. But I do think Chrome is the source of my problem. I added "Latin" to my list of languages Chrome should not translate, and now DDG autocompletes in French and Latin.

I switched Chrome completely to French; closed the browser; came back in in French; switched default language to English; closed the browser; restarted. This did not change autocomplete. It's still in French (and now Latin).

I also unclicked the "remember results of last search" button in the DDG app settings. This had no result.
posted by <hidden> • 2 years and 3 months ago Link