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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Aug 9 10:34:49 UTC 2018


On 9 August 2018 at 06:17, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can you please elaborate a bit on the reason for your question ?

To reduce the cognitive load on mappers.

> Is it because you want a map with a uniform syntax for multiple names ?

No.

> I assume it is not because  humans do not understand the meaning of
> one of the following forms Biel / Bienne, Biel/Bienne, Biel - Bienne,
> Biel (Bienne)

Indeed.

> Or do you want a uniform system for parsing ?

No.

> The name field is just a label. If you want to know the exact name in
> a certain language you look at the name:xx field.

I understand that already.

> p.s. It is not the first time this question pops up.

That can be a sign that something is amiss.

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Andy Mabbett
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