[Tagging] Draft Proposal: Default Langauge Format

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Wed Sep 26 14:39:31 UTC 2018


On 26.09.2018 16:14, Christoph Hormann wrote:
> Also in Germany we have features with no German name (most notably 
> probably in regions with significant minority languages but also for 
> example some English shop names, Italian restaurant names etc.)

You are not *really* advocating that when passign an Italian restaurant
called "O sole mio" I am expected to tag this with name:it and not give
it a proper name tag, are you? Because then I'll promptly point you to a
series of places that have a name the language of which is not

> The whole point of a concept like the one proposed here is to have a 
> unified system that transparently covers all cases

Yes. The unified system goes as follows:

"If the default language of the smallest admin boundary enclosing your
feature is xx, treat any name tag you encounter as if it was a name:xx tag."


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