[OSM-talk] religion and places_of_worship
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Mon Nov 5 15:21:30 GMT 2007
I vote for Islam, Islam is the name of the religion , whereas
muslim/moslim is a person who have adopted Islam as his religion.
For the icon, the moon and the star is the most common sign in the
world to designate Islam. but not everywhere, here in Morocco almost
no one can associate the moon and star to Islam. Islam has no sign,
but we tend to use the moon for religious holidays.
I would prefer to have a mosque icon instead of the religion icon, I
think it makes more sense. If you see the wikipedia article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosque the mosque is made out of building
and a minaret. btw, there is a nice mosque icon in the wikipedia
article I am not sure if it can be used in the map.
On 11/3/07, Robert (Jamie) Munro <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
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> Gervase Markham wrote:
> > Frederik Ramm wrote:
> >>> 'moslem' is an old-fashioned transliteration of the term - certainly
> >>> should be rendered.
> >> Ok, fixed.
> > Doesn't it make more sense to pick one spelling and use it consistently?
> Yes. I vote for Islam.
> > Do we have bots/scripts which can go through and standardise for us?
> Yes, there are. Someone has a spelling correction tool that runs when
> there is a new planet file. I have another method which I am testing.
> >> I've also changed the style file to use the church symbol ONLY for
> >> religion=christian (and not as a default), and to use the same symbol
> >> used four mountain peaks (which is a little triangle pointing upwards)
> >> as a default symbol. That is certainly not the right symbol but at
> >> least it seems less wrong than using a church symbol for non-christian
> >> venues.
> > Would it make sense to have one specific generic "insufficiently
> > specified landmark" symbol, perhaps involving a question mark, rather
> > than having to reinvent a new symbol for an insufficiently-specified
> > place of worship, an insufficiently-specified sports ground (which
> > sport?), and so on?
> It would make sense to have a generic landmark symbol, yes, but I think
> it would also make sense to have a place of worship symbol for unknown
> religions. Otherwise we'll have to define symbols for all of the
> thousands of religions out there.
> >> This will likely lead to complaints in places where people haven't
> >> bothered to put a religion=christian in the past and now see their
> >> churches being replaced by a triangle symbol.
> > Tough :-)
> Agreed. It's fairly easy to find and fix them.
> Robert (Jamie) Munro
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