Quick check reveals this to be "en-US,ko;q=0.8" and according to the RFC, this is roughly "I prefer American English, but will accept Korean." English has the default quality value of 1, while Korean has 0.8.
But for some reason this is a difficult concept for people:
- dolphin-emu.org always redirects me to ko.dolphin-emu.org.
- fedoraproject.org selects Korean as the default language.
- Even Google doesn't seem to be parsing this string correctly, as this is what I see when I go to blogger.com or gmail.com in an incognito window:
My guess is either:
- the default quality value is being parsed wrong, and English is being assigned q=0 instead of q=1 or
- en-US doesn't match en and is being bypassed,
Localization is hard.
updated 2014-03-16 18:08:00 UTC
Once I updated the Chrome settings again (with the same order), my accept-language now reads "en-US,en;q=0.8,ko;q=0.6" and everything works "as expected". #2 above was likely the culprit, and at some point between when I last changed language settings and now, Chrome must have fixed this behavior on the header settings.