Returning Localized Results

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The Bing Maps AJAX Control 6.3 provides the ability to return results in different languages.

Setting the Culture

By default the map control features are provided in the culture English-United States (en-US). However, the map control culture can be changed by adding the mkt parameter to the map control reference, as in the following example, which sets the culture to French-France (fr-FR).

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ecn.dev.virtualearth.net/mapcontrol/mapcontrol.ashx?v=6.3&mkt=fr-fr"></script>
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More information about setting map control parameters is found in the Using Map Control Parameters topic.

Supported Cultures

Depending on the culture specified in the map control reference, the following items are returned in the language of the culture:

The following table lists supported cultures for the map control and available features for each culture. If you set the map control mkt parameter to a value not found in this table, the map control will not load.

Language - Country/Region Culture Feature Support

Czech - Czech Republic

cs-CZ

VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections

Danish - Denmark

da-DK

VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections

Dutch - Belgium

nl-BE

Map labels

Dutch - Netherlands

nl-NL

VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections

English - Australia

en-AU

VEMap.GetDirections*

English - Canada

en-CA

Map control dashboard, VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections*

English – India1

en-IN1

VEMap.GetDirections*

English - United Kingdom

en-GB

VEMap.GetDirections

English - United States

en-US

All features. This is the default culture.

Finnish -Finland

fi-FI

VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections

French - Canada

fr-CA

Map control dashboard, 3D dialogs, VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections, map labels

French - France

fr-FR

Map control dashboard, 3D dialogs, VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections, map labels

German - Germany

de-DE

Map control dashboard, VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections, map labels

Italian - Italy

it-IT

Map control dashboard, 3D dialogs, VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections, map labels

Japanese - Japan

ja-JP

Map control dashboard, 3D dialogs, VEMap.Find, map labels

Norwegian (Bokmal) - Norway

nb-NO

VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections

Portuguese - Brazil

pt-BR

VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections

Portuguese - Portugal

pt-PT

VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections

Spanish - Mexico

es-MX

VEMap.GetDirections**, map labels

Spanish - Spain

es-ES

Map control dashboard, VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections, map labels

Spanish - United States

es-US

Map control dashboard, VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections**, map labels

Swedish - Sweden

sv-SE

VEMap.Find, VEMap.GetDirections

* Directions are returned in neutral English (“en”) for these cultures.

** Directions are returned in neutral Spanish (“es”) for these cultures.

Remarks

  • VEMap.GetRoute is deprecated and will ignore specified cultures.

  • Error messages are always displayed in English - United States.

See Also

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