For over a month, rebel islanders have changed the way Google maps shows the island of Sardinia, by modifying town names to read in Sardo, the official language of the island.
As of October 14. 2013 Google responded by modifying all town names, back to Italian.
Map Sardinia in Italian
Map Sardinia in Sardo
This will not sit well with the islanders who painstakingly took the time to change the names from Italian to Sardo.
Why can’t we keep both teams happy?
By creating one Google map using Sardo and Italian it will alleviate the stress for the thousands of tourists who flock to the island each year. I have noticed two road signs indicating a town’s name, written in Sardo and Italian. Unfortunately, in some areas the Italian sign is vandalized or destroyed, in other areas it’s the sign in Sardo which has been defaced.
How can we keep the peace in this linguistic war?
- Sardinia and Google Maps – So what’s all the fuss? (laavventura.wordpress.com)