[OSM-talk] Translation tool for map internationalization ?
claus.hindsgaul at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 17:17:11 GMT 2010
2010/1/9 Ab_fab <gamma.gts at gmail.com>
> First column returning default name, and a additional column(s), used to
> 1. show names already translated in the language chosen by user (see above
> 2. Propose an automated translation (e.g. based on wikipedia contents), for
> review and correction
> 3. allow fill-in of the names translated by user, or allow him to confirm
> that translation is not required
> 4. upload the actual translations / modifications performed by user in a
> single changeset, under user
I dont know if you are aware, but the debian package "iso-codes" already
contains a significant amount of translations of place names etc. (short and
official country names, country subdivisions, cities, scripts, languages,
currencies) into up to 98 languages.
I think these data could be extremely useful for OSM internationalisation,
but it is provided under the GNU LGPL license, which may still be a problem
for the inclusion of this work into OSM - unless the license compatability
is sorted out with FSF (see
or the authors are willing to relicense it under CC-by-SA.
Civilingeniør ph.d. Claus Hindsgaul
Edvard Thomsens Vej 19, 5. th
DK-2300 KBH S
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