[OSM-talk] Explicit tagging of name language
svavar at kjarrval.is
Thu Dec 16 20:12:01 GMT 2010
You could, if you're worried about multiple languages, do it in this way:
All names would have lang:[language abbreviation] tag and the value
being the name in that language.
The official language(s) for each country would be defined by a tag
named lang:official and the value being a string of language
abbreviations (preferably) in alphabetical order.
In the case of Bruxelles (Brussels), it could be something like this.
For the city itself:
lang:en = Brussels
lang:fr = Bruxelles
lang:nl = Brussel
lang:official = fr,nl
Tag names would be up for discussions.
Með kveðju / With regards,
Svavar Kjarrval (svavar at kjarrval.is)
On 7.12.2010 14:36, Ben Laenen wrote:
> Ed Avis wrote:
>> Patrick Kilian<osm<at> petschge.de> writes:
>>> See two names on the ground.
>> To me that would suggest putting the French name into 'name'
> I suggest you don't, or you'd end up in an edit war otherwise. Linguistic
> issues are a very sensitive subject in Brussels and Belgium. The rules for
> Brussels are very clear: treat both Dutch and French exactly the same (yes,
> even though French is spoken much more in Brussels).
>> (since it is
>> on top) and also tagging 'name:fr' and 'name:nl'.
> Most streets in Brussels have a name:fr and name:nl tag, next to a name tag
> which has both the French and Dutch name, separated by a dash and whoever
> creates it chooses what language comes first. It works and people are happy,
> and in the past years I've only seen one person who was switching French and
> Dutch names in the name tag to get French first. That's pretty good given the
> huge political tensions between both language groups in Belgium the past
>> However I can see the argument that exactly what appears on the sign should
>> be used. Even so, I would prefer the two names to be tagged separately
>> and combined by Mapnik at render time, rather than adding a - character to
>> the 'name' tag.
> That would be great, but we have to get names on the map somehow in the mean
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