[Tagging] Identifying language regions

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at gmail.com
Tue Apr 24 17:42:45 UTC 2018

On Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:58:23 +0300
Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> wrote:

> The main problem multilingual map effort is trying to solve is how to
> calculate the language of the "name" tag.  Without it, name tag
> becomes nearly useless.  For example:
> * An Italian user viewing a feature in China with two tags: "name" and
> "name:fr".   In this case, "name:fr" tag is preferred because "name"
> is likely to be in Chinese - not great for an Italian speaker.
> * Same tags, but the feature is in Italy -- now "name" tag is the
> better choice because the name is actually in the same language as
> the reader.
> Without knowing the language of the "name" tag, we cannot use it as
> part of the "script matching" - give preference to languages that use
> the same script as the reader, even if the language is different.

This is solvable by adding name:it in Italy (related thread just
appeared at the talk mailing list).

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