When I connect through facebook for an app. it's in a different language

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    Hello. Kind of a strange issue. I just got the new iPad (new from the apple store) and grabbed some games (words with friends, family feud etc..). Whenever I choose to connect through facebook with one of these, the facebook screen that pops up is in a different language. Strange because everything else is in english. It looks like it's using facebook mobile to do this, but when I actually go to m.facebook.com it's in english also. Not a big deal I suppose as all I really need to do is enter my facebook email and password and hit ok, but it bothers me that it's doing it. Im a complete noob at this, so maybe theres just a simple setting I have to change. Any help would be appreciated...thanks!
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    Here's what it looks like incase what I said wasn't clear...

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    It's in Malay. Perhaps uninstall and download it again.

    Sent from my iPad 4 HD mini
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    Tried that...happens on all apps that I try to use FB to login through..
    Yet when I go to FB mobile or any other website or whatever it's in English..not a big deal I guess but it really does annoy me lol.
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    Me too. Have you found out an answer?

    Well mine has started doing the same thing. It just happened 2 days ago, but I have tried uninstalling everything and it still does that. The language code on the ipad is set up correctly. It is also set-up correctly on facebook. I can't seem to find a thread that has an answer to this problem. Mine language (passed on google translate) is Indonesian. I first noticed the change on Zynga Poker, but it has now impacted every app that I use to login with facebook. If you find an answer please post!
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    I have voiced the same issue

    In fact, I tried installing Socialcam because many of my FB-friends have posted with it, but felt it was a scam as the FB-authentication was in a crazy language. Please post if anyone finds a solution!
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    I have the same problem with both the iPhone and iPad. The problem seems to be IP based. If on wifi (Comcast) the facebook login screen is in a foreign language. If I switch to 3G (AT&T) it's pops up in English. Facebook recently changed their API around, maybe that has something to do with it.
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    Dude! that did the trick! thanks!


    -S
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    Glad to know what causes the problem. Can we have a real fix rather than a work-around?
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    My new iPad (3) doesn't have 3G access. Any other ideas / info about fixing this?
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    I am having the same problem...a fix would be much appreciated...I'm having the problem across many...ipad1 ..iPod touch..and my android galaxy...it's really driving me nuts...I have no idea what it's asking me so I have not been able to log into many of my apps. Any ideas. Thank you!
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    Same experience exactly on Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, an Android device, so it is a device independent phenomenon.
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    If I go ahead and login it just keeps asking me to login ...very strange..and I can't find any other places for help here...I'm trying Facebook forum but doubt I'll find any answers there.. :(
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    Yesterday FB was having a ton of issues. My BFF and I had problems with log ins on our iPhones and iPads. Try again today. You may have been experiencing an issue on their end not yours
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    While of little help I hit Facebook with the iPad app and it is fine.

    Recall using it briefly yesterday without issue as well.

    In the beginning of the thread seems altering ones routing by jumping off wifi and onto 3G cleared up the issue.

    After reading all posts the problem is not platform specific or application specific which leads me to believe it was/is a Facebook problem where they assign a default language based on originating IP address, and I would presume only for mobile devices.

    Did anyone try hitting Facebook from windows from the same wireless access point that caused the original problem?
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    To get back to everyone .. It was working 2 days ago ... Not sure if it was that I signed in with my email instead of my name or if the situation just happened to to away.. :)
    But in reply to above I believe you mean a laptop with windows...yes laptop with windows 7 connected through the same wireless was working fine.
    I'm currently having problems logging in to one app so far today as it just keeps looping back to sign in page ...but at least it's in English lol...will write back if it's a problem of more then one app later...thank you for your help!

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