[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Default Language Format

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 12:54:06 UTC 2018


If the POI has only one name, it won’t be a problem. For example, a
business or amenity with a name:fr=x and no name:nl would not need an
additional tag.

Are there lots of POIs in Brussels that have a name in both languages in
the database but should only be displayed in one language?

Joseph

On Tue, Oct 16, 2018 at 9:43 PM Marc Gemis <marc.gemis at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm tempted to vote against the proposal, as it only works for a
> subset of the name fields in Brussels (and probably other places as
> well)
> Only "official names" follow the rule fr;nl. "official names" are
> names of villages, street names, government offices and the like.
> For all the other POIs the default_language will have to be
> overwritten. Is this an acceptable outcome of your proposal ?
>
> m.
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 3:23 PM Joseph Eisenberg
> <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The proposal for a default:language= tag has been discussed for the past
> 3 weeks. There have been no new comments this week, and I hope the proposal
> is ready for approval. Thank you for all of your ideas and suggestions
> >
> > Please go to the proposal page and read the discussion on the talk page:
> >
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:Proposed_features/Default_Language_Format
> >
> > Then go to the proposal page when you are ready to vote:
> >
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Default_Language_Format#Voting
> >
> > Thank you,
> > -Joseph
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