[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,


"On ne m’ôtera pas de l’idée que, pendant la dernière guerre mondiale,
de nombreux juifs ont eu une attitude carrément hostile à l’égard du
régime nazi." Pierre Desproges
"I won't be deprived of the idea that, during the last world war, many
Jews had a downright hostile attitude toward the Nazi regime."
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