as a newbie (just got my garmin eTrex Vista HCx 2 weeks ago) I managed to download the Israel map from http://downloads.cloudmade.com/asia/israel, converted the OSM file to a Garmin IMG by using mkgmap.jar (java -ea -jar --tdbfile mkgmap.jar ).
If loaded to my Garmin, all hebrew tags are displayed als ???.
I assume this is a very basic mistake I made;
who can help?
is ther a similar way how to process maps to get an insraeli map in OSM tiles format with english names only (like this http://osm.ev-en.org/ with English on) ? i am leaving for israel tomorrow and I planned to load an israeli map to my android phone, so I tried different softwares (i dont know of any commercial one that support Israel tbh) and ended up with OSM (RMaps and Maveric), but the hebrew-only map is still a bit difficult to navigate