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Bing Map localization issue in Navigation Bar RRS feed

  • Question

  • When i am doing localization using Bing Map V8 or V7 , over all map labels getting localized as per mkt parameter except the navigation bar ROAD,Arial..etc.Is it bug in Bing Map control or do we need to play any code here. Please help me on this. 

     Thanks,

    Gowind

    Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:31 AM

Answers

  • Hi Gowind,

    This isn't a bug, but something that is expected and is documented. If you provide a culture code that isn't documented as being supported the map labels will try and render in the language specified, but the navigation bar will default to English as translations aren't available for the navigation bar in all languages.

    The documentation for localization in Bing Maps V7 can be found here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg427600.aspx In here you will notice that beside each culture there are three columns; map labels, navigation bar, directions module. Of the 30 cultures documented as supported in v7, 7 of them currently do not have localized navigation bars. Additionally, if you pass in any other culture code that isn't on that list the map labels would likely also change to the appropriate language but the navigation bar would not. This is a hidden feature that became available when we migrated to a new dynamic tile system a little over a year ago. We never documented this as v8 development was already planned. However, some of these additional cultures haven't gone through a quality control check to verify and could potentially should English map labels in areas where you would fully expect localizated labels (i.e. If in France, and culture code is fr-FR, then all the labels in that area should be in frence while labels of roads in the US would still be in English, which is to be expected.)

    As for V8, localization is current being developed and is not yet supported. Note that v8 is still in preview and not fully released (planned for end of June). The team is working on having localization in V8 on par with v7 by the release and will then look at exposing support for additional cultures after the main release.

    Out of curiosity, which culture are you looking to add support for?


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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, May 27, 2016 5:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Gowind_ Monday, May 30, 2016 2:05 PM
    Friday, May 27, 2016 5:33 PM
  • The navigation bar is currently not supported for Danish. This is documented here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/mt712553.aspx

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    Thursday, July 6, 2017 2:59 AM

All replies

  • Hi Gowind,

    This isn't a bug, but something that is expected and is documented. If you provide a culture code that isn't documented as being supported the map labels will try and render in the language specified, but the navigation bar will default to English as translations aren't available for the navigation bar in all languages.

    The documentation for localization in Bing Maps V7 can be found here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg427600.aspx In here you will notice that beside each culture there are three columns; map labels, navigation bar, directions module. Of the 30 cultures documented as supported in v7, 7 of them currently do not have localized navigation bars. Additionally, if you pass in any other culture code that isn't on that list the map labels would likely also change to the appropriate language but the navigation bar would not. This is a hidden feature that became available when we migrated to a new dynamic tile system a little over a year ago. We never documented this as v8 development was already planned. However, some of these additional cultures haven't gone through a quality control check to verify and could potentially should English map labels in areas where you would fully expect localizated labels (i.e. If in France, and culture code is fr-FR, then all the labels in that area should be in frence while labels of roads in the US would still be in English, which is to be expected.)

    As for V8, localization is current being developed and is not yet supported. Note that v8 is still in preview and not fully released (planned for end of June). The team is working on having localization in V8 on par with v7 by the release and will then look at exposing support for additional cultures after the main release.

    Out of curiosity, which culture are you looking to add support for?


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    • Proposed as answer by Ricky_Brundritt Friday, May 27, 2016 5:33 PM
    • Marked as answer by Gowind_ Monday, May 30, 2016 2:05 PM
    Friday, May 27, 2016 5:33 PM
  • Thank you very much for your response.

    we got the mentioned issue with Danish language, realized now we dont have Navigation control for Danish language. 

    Thanks for your support.

    Regards,

    Gowind


    Monday, May 30, 2016 2:05 PM
  • The navigation bar is currently not supported for Danish. This is documented here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/mt712553.aspx

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    Thursday, July 6, 2017 2:59 AM