[Tagging] Wikidata tag

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 12:38:42 UTC 2013

On Wed, Feb 27, 2013 at 1:22 PM, Janko Mihelić <janjko at gmail.com> wrote:
> First, how are you going to force a korean to put operator=McDonald's if he
> calls it operator=맥도날드. He is not going to like it.
> Second, what if there is a McDonald's in Malawi that has the same name as
> the big American McDonald's. How are you going to differentiate the two?

I said "define the standard value", means "document it on the wiki".
If our standard says that "operator=McDonald's" for the big fastfood
operator around the world, all other values or translations have to be
corrected. Or the standard accepts translations and they have to be
listed on the wiki. Then the software developer who wants to retrieve
all McDonald's in the world will just have to trust our documentation.
There is one McDonald's in Malawi:
I'm not sure that the tags "amenity=fast_food" + "operator=McDonald's"
is really appropriate here ;-)

In my turn for questions, what are you doing if the wikidata is
refering to McDonald's but the tag name or operator is telling "Burger
King" ?


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