[OSM-newbies] Name in two languages
hardeep.rai at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 02:50:19 GMT 2008
On Tue, Oct 28, 2008 at 11:36 PM, Dave Stubbs <osm.list at randomjunk.co.uk> wrote:
How to enter in Hindi or Punjabi? I tried copy paste using:
in Potlatch, but it does shows rectangles in place of characters, and
In JOSM, it showed correctly. That mean at present, rendering in Hindi
is on possible on OSM.
> They use the Chinese name in the simple "name" tag (ie: the default name).
> So then it's the English people who need the special map!
is useless for me.
That mean now is time to have a few layers on OSM, to show different
languages, one may be English, other for Local language which at
country level show things in national language (Hindi for India), and
local languages at zoomed map (city and state level).
> There may be a problem with some of the map renderings and Indic
> scripts though. It took quite a lot of effort from the developers to
> get chinese characters and arabic characters to show up correctly on
> the Mapnik map.
That should motivate Indian developers ;-)
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