[OSM-talk] short forms of street names
inge at lysator.liu.se
Tue Jun 24 13:54:00 BST 2008
In some places the streets are very short. This makes it difficult to show
the name of the street in full. However, for most street names there exist a
short form. In swedish most names are of the form Foogatan (Foo street) or
Barvägen (Bar road). These are often shortened to Foog. or Barv. in
It would be nice if we could tag this in OSM with something like:
name:sh=Foov (or name:short)
*and* that the renderers would take this into account where it is applicable.
The whole scheme is irrelevant if the renderers don't use it.
An alternative would be that the renderers have a table of common
vägen: v (swedish)
gatan: g (swedish)
Straße: str (german)
Is this feasible or will it remain just a pipe dream? I find that always using
the long names make the maps more difficult to use in practice.
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