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a) decent _readable_ (here's the focus.. I cannot, yet, read hebrew) maps. Google Maps is actually not that bad for that so far.

Open Data to the rescue! The folks at Wikipedia (I think) have made a map based on all the different languages. Here's Isreal with English names: http://toolserver.org/~osm/locale/en.html?zoom=8&lat=31....




On a related note, OpenStreetMap has allowed minority languages such as Basque (http://www.euskalmapa.com/), Scottish Gaelic (http://osmalba.org/), Irish (http://maps.openstreetmap.ie/?zoom=7&lat=53.55822&lo...) to make their own custom map in their language.




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