Choose a language

October 23, 2007

GloberA week ago, I changed the way BookMooch looked for first-time visitor outside an English-speaking country.

For these other languages, BookMooch would auto-detect the primary language in their country, and send them to the appropriate site.

This has confused some people, most specifically ex-pat Americans living in countries where they don’t speak the local language. And for whatever reason, they aren’t noticing the language choices on the bottom right of the home page.

So, as of now, I’ve changed how this works.

From now on, if you come from a country that isn’t definitely English speaking (USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand) you’re presented with a version of the home page that gives you language choices. You can stay in the English site by clicking on any of the tabs, or switch languages by clicking the appropriate language graphic. Here is what it looks like:


Please let me know if there are other countries where we-only-speak-english-here that I should have skip this language-choice page, or if this page could be improved or is confusing.

One Response to “Choose a language”

  1. Vinicius Depizzol said


    Could be possible to fix “Portugues” to the correct “Português”? Thank you very much!

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