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I have a question, let's say I have <input type="file" name="image" />. Will the text of the button will change if user will have different language as his system default one? If so than how can I force this button to use English by default?

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The only way to change this is by replacing the button, (e.g. with SWFUpload) but I don't see why you would want to.

You shouldn't change the user's system language. They've chosen their system language for a reason, and there's an expectation that their UI will be rendered in this language that they can read/understand.

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+1 Though there are legitimate reasons to enforce UI consistency if the user has control over the web application's language - take the case of someone traveling overseas on an internet cafe computer who has a strong preference for his or her native language. –  danlefree Feb 10 '12 at 13:55
    
@danlefree Heh, tell that FB, who used (may still do) to serve me ads in Spanish when browsing the English version of their site, with English browser settings on a Spanish line... –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Feb 10 '12 at 17:07

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