[Tagging] Default Language Format; language:default or default:language?

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 09:52:12 UTC 2018

There are much better food options than McDonald’s in Thailand!
Actually I believe use the original, English brand name on the signs there.

Fortunately, Nominatum will find you things in Thailand even if you search
in English, as long as people have added a name:en or an international name
in Latin script.
Eg name:th=แมคโดนัลด์ and name:en=McDonald’s for the examples above. The
local operator=McThai ! www.mcthai.co.th :-)


On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 2:00 PM Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>

> On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 at 11:17, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> *TL:DR -* the language of a Brand names cannot always be determined (but
>> in this case it's English).
>> Usualy the most common language in the region will be used for invented
>> shop & restaurant brand names,
> That's something that I've been wondering about during this discussion of
> how names would appear & so on.
> As a real common example, you have McDonalds all (or virtually) over the
> world, so how does the name appear on OSM maps in non-English speaking
> countries?
> I know that if I use OSM from Australia & go to other countries, then
> their map appears in the local language. So if I go to eg Thailand or
> Cambodia, https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=7/16.810/97.405, can I still
> search OSM for "McDonalds", or do I have to search for some squiggly
> hieroglyphics? (With no offence intended to any Thais or Cambodians!)
> Thanks
> Graeme
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