[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - Default Language Format

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 09:25:00 UTC 2018

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> On 19. Oct 2018, at 20:14, bkil <bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com> wrote:
> So this should usually be very close to the official name. In a few
> cases, I have seen that the printer produced old_name. In other cases,
> everyone knows the place by its short_name and it is the one usually
> advertised on signs, though the menu, website and receipt usually all
> include the full name.

in OSM the name of the place is usually the one used by the people and on the sign, the name of the business is tagged as operator. 
The requirements for receipts differ in national legislation. From the receipts I used in Germany and Italy, name as we use in OSM was often there, but if the receipt has only the minimum required information, there is just the operator name and address (date, goods, price, tax etc), the vat identification number is mandatory in Italy but not in Germany (for receipts <250eur), although it will usually be there in Germany as well. What the law refers to as “name” is actually the operator.

Cheers, Martin 

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