This morning I received an email from a customer who was asking how to export an Excel file to CSV and how to include both command and quote delimiters. The email included a link to a Microsoft knowledgebase article. I clicked the link, up popped the page – and it was in German!

I then realised what it had done – minutes earlier I’d gone into my Windows Control Panel and changed the regional settings to German in order to test something else (another Excel query).

I changed the regional settings back to English and refreshed the browser and guess what? The page displayed in English. I tried a few other languages (French , Italian, Spanish) and they worked too.

If you want to give it a go, here’s the page that I used – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291296

Oh – and it only worked with Internet Explorer