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Irish place names

Onriver1Onriver1 Posts: 3 [Novice Seeker]
Hi my latest UK and Ireland map download only has place names in Irish. Is it possible to get English as well?

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  • lampardlampard Posts: 5,394 Moderator
    Hi there @Onriver1

    Welcome to the Community! Is this a GO navigation app or the AmiGO app? Can you also mention the language set in your phone settings?

    Regards, lampard
  • Onriver1Onriver1 Posts: 3 [Novice Seeker]
    Thanks Lampard
    I have the Go app and the language is English, applies to everything but place names on the Irish map
  • lampardlampard Posts: 5,394 Moderator
    Thanks for coming back @Onriver1! This is already reported earlier and under investigation with our team. I assume this behaviour can only be observed on the Ireland map even though it should be noted that in rural areas, most Street Names will only be captured in Gaelic as no official English name exists.

    Regards, lampard
  • Onriver1Onriver1 Posts: 3 [Novice Seeker]
    Thanks. That's exactly the issue, only with the Ireland part of the map
    It isn't only names where there is only a gaelic name but all place names, including Dublin, for example
  • AdamF9595AdamF9595 Posts: 2 [New Seeker]
    edited November 2020
    Hi,

    Just started using the Tom Tom Go app, downloaded a map for Ireland, but all the location names are in Garlic. How do I change them to English?
  • AdamF9595AdamF9595 Posts: 2 [New Seeker]
    Gaelic, bloody predictive text ☺️
  • TenaciousDEKTenaciousDEK Posts: 2 [Apprentice Traveler]
    Any update on this issue?

    I have the same problem. I'm Irish, but don't speak Gaelic only English, and so don't recognise the street names!

    For example, "Wine Street" in Sligo is listed as "Sráid An Fhíona". In reality, everybody knows it as just "Wine Street".

    The majority of people in Ireland are English speaking and according to the 2016 census only 39.9% speak Irish with less than 74,000 speaking it on a daily basis. (See https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/how-much-irish-spoken-in-ireland).

    Without getting political (as it can be a touchy subject) and based solely on the statistics, I think it is a dubious decision to default the street names in Irish - assuming these are hard coded into the map itself?

    Is it possible that you can provide a choice of maps to download for Ireland - ie Gaelic vs English ?

    Or is there an application (or phone) option that will allow switching between the two languages on the fly?
  • szachowaszachowa Posts: 335
    Staff
    Any update on this issue?

    I have the same problem. I'm Irish, but don't speak Gaelic only English, and so don't recognise the street names!

    For example, "Wine Street" in Sligo is listed as "Sráid An Fhíona". In reality, everybody knows it as just "Wine Street".

    The majority of people in Ireland are English speaking and according to the 2016 census only 39.9% speak Irish with less than 74,000 speaking it on a daily basis. (See https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/how-much-irish-spoken-in-ireland).

    Without getting political (as it can be a touchy subject) and based solely on the statistics, I think it is a dubious decision to default the street names in Irish - assuming these are hard coded into the map itself?

    Is it possible that you can provide a choice of maps to download for Ireland - ie Gaelic vs English ?

    Or is there an application (or phone) option that will allow switching between the two languages on the fly?

    We have ticket reported for this issue under IM-21768. I can see that it is being worked on, so the status is still in progress.
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