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

Warin 61sundowner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 07:31:50 UTC 2020

On 25/3/20 10:30 pm, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> Am Mi., 25. März 2020 um 10:27 Uhr schrieb Frederik Ramm 
> <frederik at remote.org <mailto:frederik at remote.org>>:
>     In my opinion, a name:xx tag should only be added if you can
>     demonstrate
>     that people natively speaking the living language xx are actually
>     using
>     this name for this entity.
> There are a few notable exceptions where a name in a "not so much 
> living anymore" language might be quite useful and undisputed. I am 
> thinking for example about Latin in Europe, northern Africa and the 
> Middle East here.
> Currently we have about 7000 Latin names in the db.
> (there are some few instances that are probably disposable, e.g. it is 
> strange to see latin names in Australia or Latin America 
> https://taginfo.openstreetmap.org/keys/name%3Ala#map )

I tracked two of them down in Australia. It is used on the name of at 
least one state and the whole country.

For the whole country it was entered in 
https://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/17255604 for many countries from 
wikipedia. Over 6 years ago.

Umm is that allowed, from wikipedia? The changeset does say the source 
is wikipedia.

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