[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Default Language Format

Joseph Eisenberg joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 22:50:11 UTC 2018

Since not every feature has a name in both languages, database users should
consider =fr;nl to mean “French name, Dutch name, or both”; so it’s an
AND/OR operation.

This way there is no need to add a separate default:language tag for any
feature that have either a name:fr= tag or a name:nl= tag, or both.

I believe this should work for a large majority of named features even in a
multilingual, cosmopolitan city like Brussels.

In most places it will be much simpler.

On Fri, Oct 19, 2018 at 6:09 AM Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> sent from a phone
> > On 17. Oct 2018, at 06:28, Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > This would certainly be a mistake. However, the default:language tag for
> Brussels would only be on the administrative boundary, not on individual
> features. Only individual features with a name in a foreign language would
> need a default:language tag.
> I would have thought all features whose name isn’t like the default. If
> the default is “fr:nl” but the name is French or Dutch but not both, you’d
> have to individually override the default name tag from the surrounding
> admin boundary.
> Cheers, Martin
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