Multilingual vector maps

Fons shared this question 4 months ago
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I use OpenAndroMaps with Locus (pro), and I need the ability to switch between native or other languages. (These tags are available in the maps.) I found some info on the forum that this feature was in some beta version about a year ago, but I can't find any more info about it, nor does the feature seem to be present in the app.

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Hi,


You can change the language via Menu > Settings > Map > Offline > Map Language.


BTW: It seems that for some user it's complicated to find these settings and I'd like to know more about your use case. Could I ask you what were your steps or where you looked for this feature?


Thank you

Best regards

Petr

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It should be handled like the fast theme switch. No science needed to comprehend that :-)

Use case is clear: imagine travel abroad - non latin environment e.g. ...

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Thanks for your quick reply. I'm currently in the Pyrenees where places have names in Basque, Spanish, and whatnot. I need to be able to switch to different languages, for example English to communicate with others about place names, and Basque to cross-check with signs. An item in the right panel would be perfect for me.

Also, some introspection about place name languages available in the map would be nice, as I'm not entirely sure of which languages are in the map. You could show me the unique languages available, or the count of tags for each language (I'm not sure if a map is guaranteed to have all languages for every tag).

Maybe showing double place names, in two different languages, separated by a slash, would be a nice feature (e.g. Englishname/Spanishname), but that might get confusing, and is just an idea.

Op 16 jun. 2017 08:20 schreef "Locus Map" :

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Good point, Fons. There should be a quick switch like the blue left side theme etc. switch, and there should be an option to concatenate as you proposed. To make things simple: if the user selects one language in the fast switch, the labels of this language should be shown - and if there is no label, the language of the deep nested setting should be used as a default.

And if the user choses two or more languages in the quick setting, the available labels are concantenated.

What do you think Menion ?

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Hi,


thank you for info. I like to idea of bilingual captions - at least for countries with non-latin fonts. I'll discuss our possibilities on next team meeting.

Thank you

Best regards

Petr

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i'm in the offline map menu, can't find the language menu.

i only have Map auto-load, and text size :(

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Hello Stedan,

the language settings for vector maps was changed in the latest versions. Please open Menu > Maps > Offline > tap on the submenu of the map you want to change the language and select "Information and Language". You can change the language in next screen.

Thank you

Petr

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Yeah, managed to find it eventually. Keep up the good work with the app! One of the best I have on my phone and tablet :DAre you considering adding more features related to aerial navigation? Frankly speaking, I use it mainly while flying my plane because it allows me to edit all kinds of points, the map it's already downloaded and it runs really really smoothly. The fact I can build my own dashboard is really a good plus. Like I said previously, keep up the good work !

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Dear Stefan,

that's quite complicated Locus is focused mainly on hiking or cycling. We know that some users use it also in plane or for gliding. We can imagine dozens of useful features for these users and probably also for you. However we decided not to implement any other feature for gliding, sailing and other activities that aren't related with hiking/cycling.

Thank you fo understanding.

Petr

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A bit off topic but some pilots would maybe be satisfied by IGC file support, Petr?

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That's exactly what I'm talking about :) Please note that only 5% users use Locus for gliding or as aerial app. It would be great to develop custom add-on or separate app for aerial activities but there aren't any plans at this moment and..it's off topic :)

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