Google Maps API, can I change country names?


I am using the Google Maps API v3 for a map on my Website, and am setting the laguage to French.

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/api/js?sensor=false&language=fr">

The problem is that Google has done a poor job for the French translation of country names. To remedy this, I'm wondering if I can rewrite all country names. I have searched and searched, but alas, nothing but style-based modifications it seems. Can this be done? If so, how?



One option would be to hide all the labels on the map and add your own. Once you hide the existing labels (using a <a href="https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/javascript/styling" rel="nofollow">styled map</a>), you can add labels you like to the map using <a href="http://google-maps-utility-library-v3.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/infobox/examples/infobox-label.html" rel="nofollow">infobox</a>. This won't work if you have lots of labels, but if it is just the country names it should be OK.


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