Tag Archives: web-browser

Configuring Lynx to handle Swedish characters åäö

I use Lynx, a text-based web-browser, on a daily basis. It can be everything from using my webupdate script to doing a quick lynxdump from a shell in a terminal. Lynxdump is an alias I have set up:

alias lynxdump='lynx --dump -nolist -accept_all_cookies -connect_timeout=3'


Normally I’m not using Lynx to surf the web, since it’s text-based so no pictures are shown. But it is an essential and excellent tool to use in scripts! Since I’m not using it for my daily surfing, I haven’t really bothered to configure it to handle the Swedish characters åäö correctly. Today I did some scripting towards Google Translate and I realized it was time to grab the bull by its horns.

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Preferred language in Opera web-browser

I had some troubles with web pages being shown in the wrong language in the Opera web-browser. I prefer to see the english version of a web page, whenever available.

To fix this problem:

  • Type in the address bar:
  • Do a search for language
  • Change the value for HTTP Accept Language, from:

to read:

  • Click the Save button
  • Close and restart Opera
  • Great success!
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