[HOT] [OSM-talk] Names for Fiji

Jean-Guilhem Cailton jgc at arkemie.com
Fri Feb 26 09:38:47 UTC 2016


Le 26/02/2016 10:16, Martin Koppenhoefer a écrit :
>
> 2016-02-26 10:05 GMT+01:00 Jean-Guilhem Cailton <jgc at arkemie.com
> <mailto:jgc at arkemie.com>>:
>
>     > are these names English or fiji or hindi?
>     >
>     > cheers
>     > Martin
>     >
>
>     They are "name" found in reports from Fijian officials or medias -
>     that
>     apparently use English, an official language in Fiji (I haven't seen
>     Fijian news reports in other languages - yet) - and often found in the
>     "name" tag in OSM in Fiji. And in 1944 US topo maps for "old_name".
>
>
>
>
> I find it problematic to make remote edits based on foreign maps and
> add names in a foreign language as main names, although because of
> colonization this foreign language is apparently used as lingua
> franca. I see this as kind of ungoing colonization, where I'd actually
> expect people use names in their first language to refer to the places
> they live. From a quick internet search it appears that English isn't
> the first language for a vast majority of people living in Fiji. My
> suggestion is to use the tags name:en and old_name:en for names and
> old names in English.
>
> Cheers,
> Martin

Apparently your point of view about "ungoing colonization" is not shared
by Fidjian officials, news media, nor by OSM mappers of Fiji so far.

Best regards,

Jean-Guilhem
https://twitter.com/jgvisov

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