[Talk-ca] Nunavut place names language
ajt1047 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 21:21:16 UTC 2016
Hello Canadian mappers!
The node and relation for Nunavut are
http://www.openstreetmap.org/relation/390840 . The "name" of both of
these is currently set to a composite of the Inuktitut and the
Anglo/French name. Is this OK?
Different OSM communities have adopted different standards - most have
gone the "most widely used" form in the "name" tag (e.g. in places in
Wales will tend to have a "name" that matches name:cy in mostly
Welsh-speaking areas and name:en in mostly English-speaking ones). In
some places (e.g. Londonderry/Derry, and around Brussels) a composite of
multiple languages is in use; in still others (e.g. India) a "neutral"
language is used (there, English).
I did suggest on http://www.openstreetmap.org/changeset/41676348 that
the person who changed the name raise it here; that didn't happen, so
I'm mentioning it :)
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