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

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Mar 26 14:20:52 UTC 2020


Am Mi., 25. März 2020 um 15:23 Uhr schrieb Joseph Eisenberg <
joseph.eisenberg at gmail.com>:

> > "if the name is otherwise regarded correct by mainstream media or a
> language authority."
>
> In that case, please add it to wikidata with a reference, but it would
> not be appropriate for Openstreetmap.
>
> Unlike wikipedia and wikidata, which are based on references and
> citations to "authoritative" sources, Openstreetmap has always been
> designed as a primary source: we map real, current features which you
> can visit in person.



with some notable exceptions (e.g. many administrative boundaries), and
maybe names in foreign languages? This is how I would interpret this thread
here, discuss whether we welcome names in languages that aren't spoken at
the place, and if yes, whether there are limits to it. We have seen that in
OSM exceptions can be made for any rule, still, most of the time we adhere
to them.

Cheers
Martin
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