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

Mateusz Konieczny matkoniecz at tutanota.com
Wed Oct 3 10:34:18 UTC 2018

3. Oct 2018 05:06 by graemefitz1 at gmail.com <mailto:graemefitz1 at gmail.com>:
> OK, now I'm getting even more confused?
> Macca's is marked as both name:en & name:th & shows on the map as McDonalds
> But the street just above > https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77991177 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/77991177>> , hotel near by > https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/301472018 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/301472018>>  & bank up above > https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3416994635 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3416994635>>  are all marked as both name:en=whatever & name:th, but all display in Thai characters?
> Other shops eg The Scoope > https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4873971522 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4873971522>> , Burger King > https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/907621996 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/907621996>>  & Plaza Hair > https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3417022297 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/3417022297>>  just say name= & all appear in English. Would I be right in guessing that they've been entered in English so will appear that way?
> On Tue, 2 Oct 2018 at 19:07, Martin Koppenhoefer <> dieterdreist at gmail.com <mailto:dieterdreist at gmail.com>> > wrote:
>> It is not about language, it rather depends on the local script. Here you can see someone has added name:en for a McDonald's which I otherwise would not have found:
>> https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/355033671 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/355033671>
> Similar thing - to me, Macca's appears in squiggles, despite also being listed as name:en=McDonalds, while Giordano's across the road > https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4620121040 <https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/4620121040>>  just has name=Giordano & appears in English?

Default map style[1] on the OSM main page currently displays "name" tag.

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Standard_tile_layer <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Standard_tile_layer>

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