[OSM-talk] automated abbreviation changes?!
eda at waniasset.com
Wed Mar 28 12:46:58 BST 2012
Perhaps nobody ever writes NW as 'north-west', but I expect that
nobody ever pronounces it as 'enn double-yew' either. Speech
applications may require the name in pronounceable and unabbreviated
form. So there is certainly a case for having that in the map.
Whether it should be in the 'name' tag is another matter.
I would also point out that the abbreviated form Ln, St, and so on can
be trivially derived from Lane and Street, but the reverse operation
is not so easy (St could be Saint). That argues for picking the form
with more information, if you have to pick one of them.
Ed Avis <eda at waniasset.com>
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