Set the browser for US or metric units of measurement

To configure how units of measurement are displayed—either in United States (US) or metric units—change the region portion of the language setting in your browser.

Metric units are used for all regions except the United States region. Specify the United States as your region code if you want United States customary units. Specify any other region code if you want metric units.

Table 52: Set US or metric units of measurement

Browser

Procedure

Google Chrome
  1. Click the Google menu icon.

  2. Select Settings > Show advanced settings...

  3. Scroll down to Languages and click Language and input settings...

  4. Click Add and then select the language you want to use.

  5. Restart the browser to apply your changes.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

The browser locale and regions locale are derived from your Windows settings.

  1. Select Tools > Internet Options > General (tab) > Languages > Language Preference.

  2. Specify your own language tags. Click Add button in the Language Preferences dialog box, and then enter your language tag in the User-defined box.

  3. Click OK.

  4. Restart the browser to apply your changes.

Mozilla Firefox

The browser locale and regions locale are derived from the version of Firefox you are running.

  1. Select Tools > Options > Content > Languages > Choose.

  2. Select your preferred language and then click OK.

  3. Restart the browser to apply your changes.