Changing the language in tomtom device


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Dear tomtom team,

I hope you have the answers for my 2 questions..
1- Can i download arabic language and change the system to this language?
2- How can i put my current.gpx file(favorites coordinates) to tomtom device

thank you in advance,
Mohammed Saleh
 
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It's going to be what we call a Via 1515M.
So assume a Nav3 device.

I understand that Arabic was added back in 2014. Was this device imported?
If your device has maps for Arabic speaking countries that would normally require that voice, it should already be available to you. What voices appear to be available when you select "Settings" / "Change voice" ? The only one I have ever used on a TomTom is the Arabe Darija (الدارجة), which is really spoken only in Morocco. See what your device says is possible.

If nothing else, have a look here after identifying yourself to the site:
https://www.tomtom.com/en_gb/sat-nav/maps-services/shop/navigation-voices/
 
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Mr canderson you are right; i have the Arabic voice spoken only in Moroccan accent. and i can't understand it.
what about my second question: do you have any idea?
how can i change the file: current.gpx to api file, because all my favorite coordinates in this file.
and what are the steps--?
 

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There are several ways to convert *.gpx files for TomTom use. My preferred method is to save them all into a single file called _favorites.ov2 (and yes, the underscore at the front is intentional). This keeps them all in a nice, tidy POI file for you that you can maintain on your PC and always have a saved copy there.

As for tools to convert, I recommend one called POIEdit. You can get it here >> http://www.poiedit.com/downloads.htm
Load your *.gpx file into that program, and save the results back as an *.ov2 file (called _favorites.ov2) and then copy the *.ov2 file to your device using MyDrive Web >> https://mydrive.tomtom.com/en_us/
 
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Dear Canderson,

i appreciate your help and your assistance..

i tried to download POIedit 2007
but i think it doesn't support Arabic language.
and when i tried to save the file to *.ov2
give me this message "see the attched files"
 

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Nuts. I hadn't tried POIEdit with Arabic. I see the problem with the text, but don't understand why it won't save the file as an *.ov2.

Any of the rest of the team have a preferred tool? GPSBabel might work, but no guarantee there, either. >> https://www.gpsbabel.org/
 

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I didn't even like itn's.
Ask Matthias, he may know as he seems to play with that all the time.
Jan Boersma of www.Tyke.tk fame? aka tomtomrider
 

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We aren't talking about *.itn ... rather, an *.ov2 as the end result.
 
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We were. Might be some confusion about the nature of *.gpx files. They come in three different flavors per the *.gpx specification. The waypoint style *.gpx lends itself very nicely to being turned into an *.ov2 file since it's just a list of potential destinations. However, if the *.gpx is an ordered list, it can also be turned into an *.itn for a TomTom. We were thinking of the former.
 

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