[Tagging] [Talk-us] Trunk VS primary,

Jarek Pi├│rkowski jarek at piorkowski.ca
Sat Dec 21 01:21:14 UTC 2019


On Fri, 20 Dec 2019 at 20:16, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 6:57 PM Joseph Eisenberg <joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Being able to speak each country's highway lingua franca would make it a lot easier for OSM to become the Rosetta Stone of maps simply from ease of classification.
>>
>> That would mean using "jalan=provinsi" instead of "highway=primary" in
>> Indonesia, so any global map service (like opencyclemap.org) would
>> need to interpret all these tags from different languages. If you
>> limit this to just official languages there would be several hundred
>> to translate, but there are over 1500 languages with a written
>> language currently: I don't see why we would limit things to just
>> official languages.
>
>
> I'm not arguing in favor of a change in language for key name.  But the local broadly accepted classification terminology (preferably in English for consistency sake) for the value.

Why in English? Bundesstra├če is a broadly accepted classification
terminology, so is autostrada. If you want to do things for
consistency sake, there are the accepted OSM-British-English names.

--Jarek



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