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Setting the Languages
Touch : Tools> Settings> Language
Voice Language-change the language for voice prompts.
Text Language-change all on-screen text to the selected language.
Changing the text language does not change the language of user-entered data or map data, such as street names.
Keyboard-select the keyboard for your language. Touch Mode on any keyboard to change the keyboard language.
restore-restore the original language settings.
All this is on page 46 of the owner's manual online at Garmin.com ::
On the screen that says WHERE TO and VIEW MAP there's a TOOLS icon (Picture of a spanner.) Press it.
Then press SETTINGS, (the spanner icon) or on some models LOCALE (Blue Icon at the top left corner) replaces the SETTINGS icon
Press LANGUAGE (The lips icon)
On this page you'll see 3 items; VOICE, TEXT LANGUAGE and KEYBOARD
If you need to change the text language press TEXT LANGUAGE and select ENGLISH To change the voice language press VOICE and select the name of an English speaking voice If you need to change the keyboard layout press KEYBOARD and select English
the text language is in Spanish you won't know which icon is which but
press each one in turn and you can change each to English. This should
solve your problem.
Press the spanner symbol (Tools) Press SETTINGS (or LOCALE if your model doesn't have settings) Press LANGUAGE (The lips icon) You'll see a screen with 3 icons, one for VOICE, one for TEXT LANGUAGE and one for KEYBOARD If you need to change the voice language press the VOICE icon and select an English voice If you need to change the text language press TEXT LANGUAGE and select English.
That's funny. Guess you need to brush up on your Spanish! Here's how to fix assuming you have a 260 or 260w:
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This may be a result of a previous software
version on a device or possibly some one changing the settings. If a device
does power on with a foreign language that you can not understand it can be
corrected by going through the settings to change the text language. To change the text language:
Touch Wrench icon
on the screen with the Magnifying Glass and Map icon
Touch the Gears
Touch the down arrow
Touch the second
option from the top1
Touch the middle blue
box on right
Touch the up arrow
until American English appears2
The device should be in selected text language. Note 1 - In some cases, if there are Custom POIs
loaded to the device then it may be the first option at the top. Note 2 - If American English is not the language
needed, please selected the desired language
Press Wrench. Press the button with the picture of gears on it. Press Down arrow. Choose second menu item from the top. Press the middle of the 3 boxes on the right. Press up arrow to find American or British English.