[Tagging] RFC: Names localization

Johan Jönsson johan.j at goteborg.cc
Wed Aug 1 16:49:54 BST 2012

Petr Morávek [Xificurk] <xificurk at ...> writes:
> [1] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Names_localization

OK, so if I understand this right

lang=<language_code> is supposed to tell what languages that are used in the 
tag name=<place_name>

May I propose to use lang:name=<language_code> instead of lang=<language_code>
(or is it name:lang=<language_code>)

Then the key "lang:" could be used even if there happens to be more tags that 
need its language stated.

By the way, is it only meant as an internal OSM-thing or is it supposed to 
also be a mapping of official languages in the place (or official languages 
expected on road signs)?

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