Sunday, June 17, 2007

I hate localization: Google Earth

There is no need for a long explaination this time ... I just updated my Google Earth application, which was in ENGISH --- now, after the update, it's in CZECH. WTF?!?!?

Curse you Google, curse youuuuuuuuuuuuu!

Google's now forcing me to install its apps in a language I do not want! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!


Satrohraj said...

I think the picture.. is not the latest version of google earth. The lastest version has the navigation on the top right of the window.

Google chooses the language setting on the computer check your language settigs (Control Panel > Language and Regional)

Here's how to change the languuage settings in google earth.
1. Launch the program and click on "Tools."
2. Select "Options."
3. Choose the "General" tab.
4. Go to the section for "Language settings" and use the pull-down menu to select the language of your choice.

David Stennett said...

Yes, the picture is borrowed from the net (older version of Google Earth).

Under the "Language and Regional" section, under "Standards and Formats" I have Czech, but under "Location" I have United States.

And thanks for helping with the Google Earth menu settings (although mine are in Czech, not English) :-)

John Jameson said...

Cut corners with Google maps for low quality mapping. How tight must a business be to use Google ?

The directions suck and the accuracy is poor. People use them out out convenience as its certainly not quality. The customisation is weak and there enterprise programme is a rip off for what minimal functions you get !

David Stennett said...

Yeah, I paid for it once as I thought I was going to get some extra features ... actually, you get nothing in return, except open serial port access or something. It has been a while, but it definitely wasn't worth it. That was like 2-years ago, maybe things have changed.