[Tagging] Various alt_name values?

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Mon Nov 24 22:51:42 UTC 2014

On 23.11.2014 19:46, Zecke wrote:
> Am 23.11.2014 18:20, schrieb Lukas Sommer:
>> Would a feature proposal be a good way to get there?
> No need to do so. The semi-colon is the accepted way to separate multi
> values in cases where there's no other scheme defined.
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Semi-colon_value_separator

The semi-colon is not universally accepted, for good reasons. Contrary
to what you said, it should only be used if it is explicitly defined as
an option for that particular key. To introduce such a convention to an
old and widely used set of tags is not easy and requires a broad
consensus, not a quick wiki page change.

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