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

pelderson pelderson at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 09:30:46 UTC 2018

I don't see anyone trying to change your way.

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-------- Oorspronkelijk bericht --------Van: Jo <winfixit at gmail.com> Datum: 11-08-18  09:29  (GMT+01:00) Aan: "Tag discussion, strategy and related tools" <tagging at openstreetmap.org> Onderwerp: Re: [Tagging] Slash, space, or spaced hyphen in multi-lingual names 
It's actually funny how these things go. Several years ago, mappers asked: How can we map multilingual names. We told them: In Brussels we do it with a spaced hyphen.
Oh thank you, we'll do it in a different way.
Several years later, people wonder why there are different ways for doing things and attempt to 'standardise' these separators.

Op za 11 aug. 2018 om 09:09 schreef Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>:

sent from a phone

> On 11. Aug 2018, at 06:13, Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:


> I find it hard to understand why non-Belgians try to change a rule

> that is accepted by the Belgian community. The name field contains the

> name of the object as known by the local people. Not what an

> Englishmen or anyone else knows the place as. There is no 1 name,

> there are multiple names that have to be placed in 1 field. We could

> have chosen a semi-colon, as dash, or a any other separator. We chose

> " - ".

nobody questions the local names, the discussion is about the separator, which has nothing to do with the on the ground situation AFAIK, because there this is solved typographically (different line or different font(size)).

Using the same separator for the same thing (several names in different languages) is a general thing that could be done the same on a global level, it’s not something each local community must decide on their own (if they did, how it is now, there’s not much harm)




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