I have tried to change the language of my map from hebrew to english. can someone help?

    <title>OpenLayers Demo</title>
    <style type="text/css">
      html, body, #basicMap {
          width: 100%;
          height: 100%;
          margin: 0;
    <script src="http://www.openlayers.org/api/OpenLayers.js"></script>
      function init() {
        map = new OpenLayers.Map("basicMap",{ controls: [] });

        map.addControl(new OpenLayers.Control.PanZoomBar());
        map.addControl(new OpenLayers.Control.LayerSwitcher());

        var wms = new OpenLayers.Layer.OSM();

        map.setCenter(new OpenLayers.LonLat(34.78049,32.08012).transform(
            new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:4326"), // transform from WGS 1984
            new OpenLayers.Projection("EPSG:900913") // to Spherical Mercator Projection
          ), 15);

  <body onload="init();">
    <div id="basicMap"></div>

asked 15 Dec '10, 23:05

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edited 16 Dec '10, 15:25

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If you mean that you want the names on the map to appear in a different language then the answer is that you can't if you're using our tiles (which the OpenLayers OSM layer does) as we only render one set of tiles and the names are part of the tile images.

So you would need to render your own tiles, or find somebody that has rendered some in the language you want and is prepared to let you use them, and then configure OpenLayers to display them.

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answered 16 Dec '10, 15:24

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There used to be maps in many languages on http://cassini.toolserver.org/tile-browse/ - Does anybody know what has happened to them?

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answered 07 Jan '11, 14:45

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This isn't answer to the original question, it's a new question.

(07 Jan '11, 14:56) TomH ♦♦

They have moved to http://toolserver.org/~osm/locale/

I am not sure though what their (wikimedia's) tile usage policy is with respect to using in external projects, and if their english tiles ( http://toolserver.org/~osm/locale/en.html ) could be used in the case of this question

(09 Jan '11, 12:56) apmon
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