[OSM-talk] Multilingual map
d at tucny.com
Mon Mar 9 15:39:30 GMT 2009
It doesn't get down to streetnames at the moment and there is only one
country and 29 cities tagged with Catalan names...
That said, I'll add it to the list of things to look at changing next time I
do an import...
2009/3/9 Skywave <rjtehpwn at gmail.com>
> Very nice feature, would it be possible, by any chance, to add Catalan
> names, tag name:ca. A lot of streetnames are mapped in two languages, both
> in Spain as in France.
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2009 at 1:01 PM, D Tucny <d at tucny.com> wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I've been thinking about how it would be good to have the map available in
>> multiple languages... I think the easiest way to do this with what we have
>> is using a captionless base layer and transparent caption layers for each of
>> the languages... So... I put this thinking into practice and put together a
>> proof of concept at http://osm.newportcoastsoftware.com
>> There is a single base, captionless layer and 40 transparent caption
>> layers, all available only to zoom 8.
>> The name tags imported and used to make the different layers are...
>> name - The default name
>> name:ar - Arabic
>> name:cs - Czech
>> name:cy - Welsh
>> name:cz - Typo for Czech
>> name:da - Danish
>> name:de - German
>> name:el - Greek
>> name:en - English
>> name:eo - Esperanto
>> name:es - Spanish
>> name:fi - Finnish
>> name:fr - French
>> name:ga - Irish Gaelic
>> name:he - Hebrew
>> name:hi - Hindi (font problems)
>> name:hr - Croatian
>> name:hu - Hungarian
>> name:is - Icelandic
>> name:it - Italian
>> name:ja - Japanese
>> name:ja_rm - Romanised Japanese
>> name:kl - Kalaalisut (Greenlandic)
>> name:ko - Korean
>> name:la - Latin
>> name:lt - Lithuanian
>> name:lv - Latvian
>> name:nl - Dutch
>> name:pl - Polish
>> name:ro - Romanian
>> name:ru - Russian
>> name:sk - Slovak
>> name:sl - Slovenian
>> name:sr - Serbian
>> name:sv - Swedish
>> name:th - Thai
>> name:uk - Ukranian
>> name:zh - Chinese
>> name:zh_py - Chinese Pinyin
>> name:zh_pyt - Chinese Pinyin with tones
>> This isn't a list of all available languages in use, but, it was most of
>> the languages in use for names of countries and cities when I looked...
>> The layer switcher is quite long with so many layers, so, the map div has
>> been set to 900px high to fully incorporate it... If less vertical space is
>> available, you'll get a scroll bar, if more is available, the map won't fill
>> the window...
>> The rendering of Hindi has been broken by missed fonts... It should be
>> rerendered in a while...
>> The tiles are bigger than the live site thanks to them not having been
>> created at 256 colours, this is due to transparency not currently working
>> with 256 colour tiles...
>> All tiles are prerendered... They don't get updated automatically and they
>> aren't rendered on request... So if you make changes to OSM, they won't show
>> up on this map for some time... Also nothing currently available beyond zoom
>> 8, though I do plan on making certain areas with good examples of multiple
>> languages available at higher zooms...
>> This is just a proof of concept, it will likely disappear at some point...
>> If anyone has any suggestions, or sees any problems, let me know...
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