Entering Greek place names into Tomtom

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  1. Glandwr

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    I am foxed. I hAve guide books in English that use anglicised Greek names for towns and attractions. When I type them in however I get the name up in Greek script and have no idea if it is the same place or not. Tried to find Olympia today and I got about 12 variations of it none of which matched Olympia.

    Some names I type in are totally unrecognisable. I know that I could get a Greek map and set the TT to a Greek character keyboard but surely there must be an easier way. I have searched the settings in TT and the Web to no avail.

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    Can you use co-ordinates instead?
     
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    Thanks Nick, that's what I have done so far but it is quite a hassle getting them in the first place through Osmand etc.

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    Google Maps will find them for you but it's a faff if you're using a phone or tablet. Easy with a laptop.
     
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    Don't bother the English spelling of Greek towns can have up to 3 variations they even vary road sign to road sign, if I didn't have coordinates I pin pointed the position on the satnav map. Do be aware a lot of minor roads on Greek maps are actually dirt tracks, our IGO Premo software appeared to have them all.
     
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