Catalan Language Bug With Google Maps

Dec 28, 2011 • 8:19 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

Catalonian flagA Google Maps Help thread has confirmed reports of a bug with Google Maps label in the Catalan language.

Daniel from the Google Maps team confirmed the issue 11 days ago saying:

We've gotten a number of posts about the Catalan labels appearing in the wrong language on Google Maps. There's a technical issue on our end— we're working on a fix.

Google has fixed some of the issues but there are still many reports of ongoing issues with those labels.

Catalan is a Romance language officially spoken in Andorra. It is also a co-official language in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands and Valencian Community, where it is known as Valencian, as well as in the city of Alghero, on the Italian island of Sardinia.

There is no ETA for a complete fix.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

Image credit via ShutterStock for Catalonian flag.

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Comments:

Miquel Strubell

01/04/2012 12:39 pm

On December 30th Google España is reported as having informed the Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya) that the "technical failure" that caused the sudden and clumsy translation into Spanish of all Catalan place and street names had been resolved: http://www.vilaweb.cat/noticia/3966388/20111230/google-diu-govern-catala-problema-google-maps-resolt.html On the following day, an association of Catalan webmasters, WICCAC, reported that many Spanish translations were still visible on maps: http://wiccac.cat///index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=695&Itemid=2 I for one, and many others I'm sure, would like Daniel to explain to us exactly what went wrong. Why didn't Google translate Andorra (or London, for that matter!) street names into Spanish?

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