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Every so often, YouTube will change my UI language from English to Catalan. No idea why, I'm not sure why this started happening or what triggers it, but it's been happening for years now. I do understand a little bit of Catalan, so switching back is not a problem other than being annoying.

How do I make it stop? Is there a "default language" setting hidden somewhere? I've looked all over the place in both my Google and YouTube account settings, and Catalan is not listed anywhere.
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Same for me, it's changing to German. This makes a little bit more sense, since I'm living in Germany. But I never do this consciously and I would love if YouTube would just stop changing the language over and over again.
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I have the same problem!
Unfortunately, Youtube randomly changes to (what I believe) Ukrainian from time to time... Cyrillic letters everywhere!
It has not happened in the last couple of months, but happened again over the last couple of days!
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Argh, I just had the same, I also can't read the language anymore.
How do I undo this, at least??
Help
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Same story here...............
I've got an issue regarding the default language on my channel. It continuously instantly switching from Russian or English (default) to Català?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
CAN someone explain of what's going on? I tried to fix the problem on my own and unfortunately it didn't bring the positive result.
I have also tried to ask for tech support or assistance on this matter, again it's zero result?!?!
Needed help or asistance for sure.
It looks like a system bug, before I thought I'm alone with this issue.
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Falls back to Hungarian for me. That being my mother tongue, it is not a problem but annoyance.
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same. changes me to Francais frequently. Been happening for ...years? I probably manually set it to french a few times in the past, but prefer an english interface as default. Not sure what's triggering the switch to french language interface.
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I can confirm that I had this problem intermittently for awhile, and then it seemed to stop, and happened again to me this afternoon.

There was another thread from a couple years ago with this issue, with 4 replies saying they were also dealing with the issue, and no solutions provided. The thread was closed and locked. The best guess I can come up with is there's malware routing traffic through foreign proxies, and youtube is reading their location and assuming, but I've had this happen across multiple computers, and it's always Catalan for me. So either I keep getting the same malware, or there's probably a bug somewhere in the storage or query of the user's active language.

Just a guess from a not-quite-but-mostly-layman.
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Same issue for me, it also randomly switches to Catalan for no reason. Some speculation here: I used to live in Canada (.ca) so perhaps there's a bug in Youtube's data somewhere that associates .ca to Catalan?
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My channel switched to Arabic. I am at a loss because I cannot read that language and Settings does not let me change my place of residence. Let alone language! I am afraid of hacking and can’t get my channel back.
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