[Tagging] RFC: Names localization
erringtona at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 09:29:26 BST 2012
On Thu, 02 Aug 2012 07:31:40 John Sturdy wrote:
> i.e. London may be "London" to an English person and "Londres" to a
> French person, but Stourport-on-Severn is "Stourport-on-Severn" to
> both of them (just picking a smallish town randomly; no potential slur
> intended). And a lot of names in OSM are street names; as far as I
> know, it's rare for people from another country to have different
> names for a country's streets.
Absolutely, but the point is whatever mechanism we implement for name=* (and
name:xx=*) must work for anything that can be tagged with name=*. If it's
not needed for something, then it is simply not used.
And actually... in Korea we do have different names for streets, one in Korean
(in Hangul) and one in English.
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