Google maps driving instructions displayed in Russian
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I'm an old Firefox veteran trying to learn how to use Opera.
This morning I tried to use Opera to get driving instructions from Google Maps but the instructions appeared in what looks like Russian.
I suspect this may be somehow related to the fact that I'm experimenting with using Opera's built in VPN. Could that be it?
I'd be grateful for help figuring out how to get those directions to display in English. I think it's probably a little late in the game for me to try to learn Russian just to be able to drive around my home town.
Will in Seattle a.k.a. "Clueless"
Windows 7 [Version 6.1.7601]
Opera Version: 56.0.3051.52
esebm last edited by
I've had that problem (and many others related to VPN) ever since Opera introduced it. The only remedy for that is to turn off Opera VPN completely. Sad but true!
blackbird71 last edited by
@clueless-in-seattle said in Google maps driving instructions displayed in Russian:
That's a bummer.
Kind of defeats the purpose of a VPN, doesn't it?
When you use a VPN, the target website sees your viewing request as coming from the VPN server's exit portal, wherever that may physically be. If a website looks up the IP 'location' of a visitor for purposes of customizing its responses in various ways for that visitor, you may then get a website response in the language related to the 'listed location' of the VPN's exit portal. In other cases, you may get webpage ads, news blurbs, etc that are regionally relevant for the apparent exit portal location. Moreover, the 'location' of an IP in the various lookup listings can be significantly different from its actual physical location, which can add confusion to the whole situation. If this presents a problem for a user, they are usually better off not utilizing a VPN for such sites.
s390g2 last edited by s390g2
@clueless-in-seattle Most of the google related sites and widgets probably see your location as UA . So Ukrainian (Українська). But leocg's suggestion works if you select мова toward bottom of main menu of google maps to change language.
A Former User last edited by
It is ukranian, not russian...
esebm last edited by
Ukrainian, Russian, sometimes Swedish or Norwegian, what's the difference? I don't read either one of them.
I'm located in the US, I have set the VPN to "Americas", my exit server is located in Virginia and I don't need ads in all those languages. The only solution is to turn off VPN. Thanks to Opera for nothing!