[Tagging] Slash, space, or spaced hyphen in multi-lingual names

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Wed Aug 8 15:46:56 UTC 2018


It's mostly our names did have hyphens, but none had hyphens with spaces
around them. Annoyingly we still get in trouble for those cases where both
sides of the street have different names... They exist, but they are rare
enough not to cause real headaches.

Op wo 8 aug. 2018 om 17:44 schreef Johnparis <okosm at johnfreed.com>:

> Osmose generates an error if you use a slash. I don't see consistency as
> an advantage. It's a local decision.
>
> If the names use different writing systems (as in the HK example) a space
> is sufficient.
>
> Slashes do occur in names, but surely more rarely than embedded hyphens. I
> think the spaced hyphen is an effort to emulate the dash, which is not an
> ASCII character. A spaced double hyphen is better in that regard -- as in
> this sentence.
>
> On Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 17:22 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> sent from a phone
>>
>> > On 8. Aug 2018, at 14:19, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > Greater consistency would surely be advantageous?
>>
>>
>> I prefer the slash, because hyphens occur in names, while I haven’t yet
>> encountered a name with slashes
>>
>> cheers,
>> Martin
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