[Tagging] Which languages are admissible for name:xx tags?

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 22:56:14 UTC 2020


On Wed, 25 Mar 2020 at 22:25, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
wrote:

>
> Is there any reason to actually specify name:en= when English is the
> Australian language?
>

It's not the language of all Australians.  Ayers Rock is now Uluru. So it
may be
sensible, in some cases, to add name:en to allow for future such changes.  I
probably wouldn't bother because local mappers ought to have an idea if the
name is English or not.  However, the wiki suggest it's not only
permissible,
it's also desirable:
https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Names#Repeating_name_with_language_specific_tag

>
> & how about name:international?
>
> The wiki doesn't seem to have that, but does have int_name.  Which it
doesn't
explain very clearly but seems to be for cases like IATA airport names.

-- 
Paul
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