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

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 10 18:47:29 UTC 2018

On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 7:35 PM, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:

> what if there are different street signs on the left and the right
> side because the street is on the boundary between 2 villages ?

name:left=* and name:right=* are what the wiki recommends.  Local mapping
conventions might well decide to
use "Left Street / Right Street" instead or as well.

What if there are 2 streets signs on either end of the street with
> different spelling ?

Split the way and put the appropriate spelling on each half.  Put the other
spelling in alt_name.  Or leave it
as a single way and name it "Right Street / Wrong Street."

Yes, you've found a couple of examples where it's not possible/sensible to
map the reality well.  That doesn't
mean it's a good idea to not map the reality when it is both possible and
sensible to do so.

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