Mozilla Europe is Useless


Evidence that geographical segregation on the web doesn't work – it's pointless anyway

Presumably Mozilla Europe is very useful for non-anglophones, but for European English speakers it's useless.

MoFo makes two English versions of Firefox available: English (British) and English, where the latter is actually United States English (en-US). (As a side note, this should be labelled English (U.S.) so it's evident that there's another English version and to be consistent with the other multi-dialect languages.)

The Firefox product page at is smart – it offers British visitors the British English Firefox (in most cases anyway), as do other download points at (such as the front page). Mozilla Europe – which is specifically targetted at Europeans, mind you – offers only the U.S. English version, because the United States is a member of the European Union and is physically located next to the continent of Europe, whilst the United Kingdom isn't.

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