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

pangose at riseup.net pangose at riseup.net
Fri Mar 27 09:33:03 UTC 2020

Thank you very much for writing that post. I wholeheartedly agree with your arguments. 
On the basis of this it makes even more sense to sidestep the name issues and leave the battle to wikidatans. We just map what is on the ground and they fight over the rest with references, judgements of sources, etc. 😃

On March 25, 2020 4:47:51 PM GMT+01:00, Christoph Hormann <osm at imagico.de> wrote:
>On Wednesday 25 March 2020, Jyri-Petteri Paloposki wrote:
>> I slightly disagree with this one. IMO a name in a foreign language
>> would be admissible if it is recognised by native speakers of the
>> language either back home or in the local community OR if the name is
>> otherwise regarded correct by mainstream media or a language
>> authority.
>Yes, that line of reasoning is fairly widespread among mappers - 
>considering secondary sources of information as valid sources of 
>information for OSM and not requiring local verifiability but settling 
>for compatibility with the major consensus narrative of the mapper's 
>I have written in more detail about the problems of this idea some time
>ago in
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