[Tagging] shop=clothes vs shop=fashion

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Sun Mar 10 17:10:55 UTC 2019

On 3/10/19 1:30 PM, Markus wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 at 10:35, severin.menard via Tagging
> <tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:
>> shop=boutique is also one of the most confusing tags for French speaking people, especially in Africa as boutique is used there for another type of shops (the most common one: small shops selling food items): http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/GOO
> I'm aware of this linguistic problem. But instead of abandoning
> shop=boutique, this problem can be solved if editors correct the
> French translation ("boutique de mode"?) and if renderers display an
> appropriate icon (maybe a shirt and a handbag?).

That would help - I would insist on the luxury aspect, something like 
"vĂȘtements de luxe".

But ultimately, I believe that shop=clothe+clothes=luxury would take 
that special case back into the fold of a logical tagging scheme... The 
fewer special cases the better !

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