Hello to Android Central and everyone here,
I am writing to you regarding the name of the island of Kastellorizo, where I live and I come from. I have also been authorized to speak on behalf of the island's municipality (Municipality of Megisti).
We have been using Android devices for years. However, I need to point out a serious mistake being done by the Android spelling checker:
It writes the Greek name of our island, Kastellorizo, wrongly. More specifically:
The correct island's name (as shown in all books and documents) is Καστελλόριζο.
For some reason, the Android spelling checker changes the correct name "Καστελλόριζο",
and provides the wrong name "Καστελόριζο"! (which has only one lambda "λ").
The same had been true for the English version, but I am (still) not sure if it has been corrected in all Android devices. The English spelling should be using "Kastellorizo" (with two "l"), instead of the wrong spelling with only one "l", i.e. "Kastelorizo".
After some big efforts, we have changed the name in Wikipedia, Google Maps and many other major websites, and they now correctly spell it with two "l"s, as Kastellorizo and Καστελλόριζο.
The wrong spelling that the Android spelling checker is currently providing (Greek and maybe the English) has caused all sorts of problems (for a very long time now) to the inhabitants of the island of Kastellorizo. Please correct them, because the name is being wrongly spread around the huge number of Android devices, causing even more future problems.
Correct spelling: Kastellorizo (English), Καστελλόριζο (Greek).
Wrong spelling: Kastelorizo (English), Καστελόριζο (Greek).
It will be hugely appreciated if you could help us on this sensitive yet important matter.
We are trying for years to correct this, and we are not even sure where or who we should talk to. In the meantime, the name is being unfairly spread wrongly, causing us a lot of trouble, and confusing locals and travelers.
Thank you and all the best,
PS. Apologies if I posted this at the wrong place. Feel free to help me move it anywhere it belongs better.