For some reason Google Maps displays local geographic names for each country, even when the country uses non-Latin script, which makes it completely unreadable.

Is there a way to force it to show English names for all locations worldwide?

  • @pnuts Has there been any development on this subject?
    – Montag451
    Jul 15 '16 at 11:40

Have you tried to go to https://www.google.com/preferences

There, you may set up your region settings (to US for example).

I tried, and then went to maps.google.com; tried several countries (such as Saudi Arabia) and they showed a readable name for each city. However names are in Arabic). I tried the same with Russia (Cyrillic) and China (Chinese letters), it worked with name in Latin characters; but always adding the local name.

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