Searx allows you to modify the default categories, engines and search language via the search query.
to set Category/engine
to set language
to add engines and categories to the currently selected categories
Abbreviations of the engines and languages are also accepted. Engine/category
modifiers are chainable and inclusive (e.g. with !it !ddg !wp qwer search in IT category and duckduckgo
and wikipedia for
See the /preferences page for the list of engines, categories and languages.
Search in wikipedia for
Custom language in wikipedia:
Searx does not support true multilingual search. You have to use the language prefix in your search query when searching in a different language.
But there is a workaround: By adding a new search engine with a different language, Searx will search in your default and other language.
- Example configuration in settings.yml for a German and English speaker:
search: language : "de" ... engines: - name : google english engine : google language : english ...
When searching, the default google engine will return German results and “google english” will return English results.